Homeworks for grading

Ones to definitely grade:

Isotope

Layer Slider with 3-D transitions

Scrollorama

Infographic

Sequence

Hotel wehsbite home page, interior

Foundation page

Game

 

 

I like my Desk, and the homepage of my ecommerce

 

But I don’t like the interior page.

I don’t like my parallax either, or my spritely

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Group

12

11

10

9-1, 9-2, 9-3

8

7

6

5-1,5-2

4-1, 4-2

 

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Peters Final Projects

Assignment two

Hotel page1

Hotel page2

Assignment Five

Assignment Eight

E commerce cite 1page

E commerce 2 page

Scrollorama

Isotope

jquery

Please post an entry on the blog of at least three sentences focusing on

Unrelated But Interesting: Installation /  Performance

There was an installation art piece in George Town. The artists name is Ernest Zacharevic’s, he is an artist that does art on the street. This is interesting because the city makes him take down most of his work. However his latest work was allowed to stay up. The latest work is a golden frame on a hole in the road. This is interesting to me because its cool art but also the fact that the art is in constant danger of being damaged by cars and by weather.

Please post an entry in your blog.  Take a screenshot of your favorite site and explain why – in a full paragraph at least – you like it so much.

My favorite site is www.pcworld.com. This site is great because of the information it can tell you. This information is about the computers and technology which is information that I love. The cite is also easy to use and they have cool hacks and that can make your computer supper fast. They also talk about gaming on the site and I am a huge gamer. This site is my favorite because it has all the information that I care about on one site. Also, I tried to put a picture but it wouldn’t let me paste it.

Find a website that you love with multimedia, animations or some sort of immersive vivid media experience. write a paragraph on why you love it and link to it on the blog.

http://www.b-fapps.com/jackdaniels/australia/christmas2013/#distillery

I think this site is awesome. It has cool artwork and it also shows how the make wiskey at the jack Daniels distillery. When you click on the labels it takes you to specific buildings in the site and then it brings up information on what that building does and when that building was made. I think this is great because it is a great way to make an informational cite if this was made to be ecommerce or a communicational cite it would be to slow and the animation would distract from the purpose of the cite.

Please post an entry in your blog about the Reading below.  Can you imagine being an artist with 1000 true fans?  How would you contact them?

If I had a thousand fans tomorrow I would get in contact with them by using social media. Using sites like facebook and twitter would make my life a lot easier because it helps you sort all the information you get from then fans and lets me respond to fans that I feel deserve it. It also, lets me post my events and ideas so that my fans can read them and can comment on them so that there is a line of communication. Lastly, If I had a thousand fans and I was rich I could hire people to go through my facebook and twitter and have them sort information for me.

 

final post

1 project 2

2 project 3 3-2

3 project 4

4 project 9 game best

5 project 12

worst project

1

2

3

Final

1. Hotel Homepage and Internal page

2. Parallax

3. Slide-in animation

4. Provost E-card

5. E-commerce Home and Internal page

6. Scrollorama

7. Isotope (to fix loading problem with images, click in URL box and press ENTER)

8. LayerSlider animation

 

Also, here is my flash document download for the provost e-card. It’s a very large file and will take a while to download.

 

Finally, here are my three blog posts:

1.

http://www.unitedtalent.com

http://www.apa-agency.com/default.aspx

http://www.circletalentagency.com

http://capitaltalentagency.com

 

I like the home page of United Talent the most out of all four. It’s simple and artistic and doesn’t bombard me with information that I don’t need. I think the idea of having a website work with a simple navigation bar and then provide necessary information with a shadowbox-like effect. I think the presentation of the website’s information itself is the most creative, but it is hard to read bold white body text on a black background. Also, I think that the text boxes that pop up could be bigger for the screen as well, because almost all of them have scrollbars inside anyways.

The initial page for the APA Agency doesn’t thrill me too much. My initial thoughts were that it as a website for local actors, and not Oscar-winning actors and famous comedians that they manage. I would have liked to see a more creative or better-designed page with more space in between elements because everything feels cramped in the middle. Moreover, the headings for each page have uneven black borders and don’t feel like they relate to what the section is about (ex: the chairs don’t feel like they are describing what an “About” page is). However, I do think that their Comedy page is very successful. I like that it gives small thumbnail pictures for all their comedians with the name, and then the option to click to get more information. I think the presentation of those that they manage is very clean and simple.

The general layout for the Circle talent agency seems to be the most successful. The navigation is simplified to five main pages, and the colors and design of the logo are reflected in the color scheme of the website, in the fonts and the blocky-ness of the layout, for example the different tinted blue stripes below the navigation and the horizontal rectangles for each person in their “Roster” page. The only thing I found that needs to be improved was that the information on the lower half of the home page needs to be eliminated. The list of names is very long, and is just repeating what the site presents in the roster. That way, the “Latest News” section all the way at the bottom could be moved up and given some importance.

I like the small animation in Capital’s logo for the home page. The main problem with the home page is that the text is not consistent for the navigation. Some of the words are distorted and badly done from a typographical perspective. The navigation immediately changes in the internal pages, so I think that should be brought in to the home page. The “Designers” page has a nice effect by revealing names by clicking on the photos, but the alignments of the photos is inconsistent with the margins and the spacing. I think that this site has potential for the unique ways it presents its identity as a talent agency, but it needs the most refinement out of all four sites.

 

2. I’m critiquing Ted’s infographic from the beginning of the semester. You can see it again here. I think it is one of the most successful infographics out of the class. First off, the images he made were simple but clear, and in themselves looked like abstract art, which I enjoyed. Also, the idea to have all these colored pieces come together in the end was unique and fun to see. It closed the project nicely and helped to connect all the information that was throughout his slides. He definitely spent time on it and it looks nice. The only thing I didn’t like at first was that on the first slides, I didn’t understand the purpose of showing the filled circles, but I was able to figure it out. To be extremely nit-picky, in the last slide, the color pieces don’t line up with others in some spots (looking at the circles), but they do in the beginning of the project. I’m only saying that because I don’t see anything else that needed major improvements. If it were my project (and I wish it was!), I would try using a few of the colors in the title “Ted’s Life” or in the slides throughout, like the hours of the activities or the percentage information, just to see what it looks like. It would be to just get some more color in the text, because the grey and white are a little monotonous. However, I don’t think this is necessary because it succeeds without.

 

3. I personally don’t like to write a lot on the Internet, unless I have something important to say (excluding social media, which is mostly unimportant rants about life). But every time I go to write on a blog, e-mail, or post anything on the Internet, I am always aware that someone will read it. It’s true how much this “audience effect” that the article talks about can change what is written on the Internet. In most cases, people still write and post crap on the Internet without giving an audience a second thought, but I used to write a lot when I was younger. Even though I knew I was the only one who was going to read it, I always tried to write as if I had an audience to appeal to. It’s crazy how knowing that you have an audience can completely change the effort you put into your work and how you present your ideas.

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homework

Here are four talent agencies in baltimore. Taylor royal inc, Dazzling Star model, A MTM Agency-Model And talent Management, the KDB Group. The MTM Agency-Model and Talent Management is the only agency that had good reviews and success stories.

Final Projects & Homework 12

Final 8 Projects are listed.

Homework 12 is at the bottom

 

Here are my best 8 Projects

(1) Hotel Site Home and Hotel Internal

(2) Game

(3) jQuery

(4) Scrollorama

(5) E-Card

(6) E-Commerce Site

(7) Sequence

(8) Parallax

 

Here is my jQuery

4 Talent Agencies

Artisan Creative

- this talent agencies focuses on hiring design artists for free lance skills in a variety of areas, including graphic design and print. According to their site, their hiring is flexible as they hire for full time positions, part time positions, as well as solo projects.

Creative Placement

Located in New York, this placement agency focuses on many of the same creative areas as Artisan.

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4 Placement Agencies

To me these are the top 4 placement agencies. They are very good or searching what you want and need and they are efficient in whatever you are looking for no matter which side you are on, wether you are the hirer or candidate.

 

Kelly Services It breaks down what kind of job yo want (temporary, full time, etc.)

Find a Recruiter this breaks it down by what job field you are in or want to be in

Robert Half this breaks it down by job title and area you want to work in

Seek Searches what is available to the hirer. It is only what is in the site and what the employer puts on this site.

 

All the Projects

Homework 1: Web Page 1

Homework 2: Infographic

Homework 3: Hotel Website 1

Hotel Website 2 

Homework 4: Hotel Internal 1

Hotel Internal 2

Homework5: Parrallax

Homework 6: Slider

Homework 7: Provost 1 and Provost Final

Homework 8:GameSalad Game (Inside my FileZilla in the gamesalad folder, no idea how to get it out)

Homework 9: Ecommerce Home and Ecommerce Internal

Homework 10: Scrollrama

Homework 11: Isotope- still working on it

Homework 12: Transitional- no chance of starting

I’d obviously like to have my last two projects dropped because they just don’t exist. You haven’t seen my Game Salad game- it’s similar to whack-a-mole with a 30 second timer and sharks instead of moles because everyone hates sharks. You have also not seen my Scrollarama, of which I am very proud so please look. I think it’s a great promotional-type site for my work. Everything is clickable also which is pretty cool. I’d like an A in this class because I think you can definitely see improvement in my work. I’m doing to do a little defending now:

My Parallax was intentionally dark and moody and I decided not to change it. I searched out those photos and shopped them to all look like that, so I’m sticking by that choice because I still like it. It’s Night Before Christmas-y

My Ecommerce site could definitely use more words, but I still think it’s pretty eegant while being functional and simple

My slider is one of my favorites because I started to shoot for these projects instead of searching for images. It was motivational

My Scrollarama is my favorite. It’s simple and matches my site and is pretty

Anywho, this class was really great and I will definitely be taking more web design classes, most likely after I graduate. I’m even considering a graduate degree… what have you done?!

Have a great Christmas!

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slider

http://artisantalent.com/

very clean appearance and easily negotiable.

http://www.ibuypower.com/

very cool website draws in the person to their service with appearance.

BIG Creative

not the best looking website but do have some interesting animations.  not my top choice.

http://www.24seventalent.com/job-search

not the  greatest looking site, actually real ugly, but useful in the way the offer their service to find other agencies.

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Here

 

http://www.agentassociation.com/ This website looks very early internet. It could really use an update. Some things line up and others don’t. Everything’s too tight. Gotta get it redone, guys.

 

http://www.unitedtalent.com/ This website looks nice and sleek. Very hip. If I were a hip young artist, I would be attracted to this site. I like this site. Nice an minimal.

 

http://www.circletalentagency.com/ This website is pretty standard. They could use some drop down menus to not have such a cluttered homepage. As of now, it’s a little off-putting how much stuff is there. Overall, though, this is a nice site.

 

http://www.apa-agency.com/ This is a nice looking site. They keep the homepage simple and easy to navigate. It’s not as sleek as United, but it has its own look going for it, and that look is a good look.

 

 

Final Post

Homework 2 Redo

Homework 4

Homework 4A

Homework 5

Homework 6

Homework 8

Homework 9

Homework9A

Homework 10

Homework 12

Here are the links to the class participations:

10+11 super post (this has the random blog post, and the critique of someone else’s work).

Homework 7

Homework 4

 

Homework 12

Slider

 

Website review in order of preference:

 

http://artisantalent.com/

I like this website the most because it is modern, clean, and attractive. I like their color scheme. I think the interior “blog” and “find work” pages are particularly nice, however, I find the headings of the interior pages a little cluttered. I really like how their navigation system looks.

 

http://www.roberthalf.com/creativegroup

I like the color scheme of this one a lot. That peach coral color and the turquoise are my two favorite colors. I like how inviting the website feels. I like their logo too. But I think that they distract from its simplicity by crowding it with text. The search function is really nicely laid out. Their portfolio examples are nice too.

http://www.talentbridgeusa.com/

I’m placing this one third because I like the large images on their slider. However, the text over the images is a little bit difficult to read. And the slide with all the people, and the text, feels crowded. I don’t like the big white block for the navigation system either. I like the brown sections of the homepage because they feel clean and well organized. I think their menus are too crowded. Their overall search function is nice enough, though.

http://www.talentstaffhouston.com/

Hate this website! It’s so ugly. It’s functional enough and at least it isn’t too crowded. But it lacks overall style and design taste. It feels very amateur. Their logo is pretty lame too.

 

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My Layer Slider.

1.http://www.ibuypower.com/

First, I want to say I pretty like this website. First, I like the background image, I like the background color, especially the title and subtitle of the website. The web use gray for the option box, and choose a huge size discount image to catch people’s eye balls, plus all their productions (PC) are designed so fashion, so cool, this web has  a strong purpose: “ young people”, I think every young people would like the feeling:”cool” when they purchase, the style, the  visual impact really catching people.

2.http://www.alienware.com/Landings/laptops.aspx?ST=dell%20alienware&dgc=ST&cid=246707&lid=4263755&acd=123098073120560

Same gaming PC website. but so different with the “power one”. The first one is pursuing the fashion, the modern feeling. But the dell alien ware as a old brand, professional gaming PC, they have a totally different pursue,they just focus on the high-end brand, high-end products, don’t succumb to mid-range, only do high-end products, only to do the best products.Even if the price of their product compared with similar products is higher, but they never lack of the market, it is because of their web pages and the design of the product already in people’s hearts left a deeply rooted concept, people would rather spend more money, also want to buy a worthy of trust, high-grade products.

3.http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/

Lenovo is a brand that focus on the mid-range consumer groups.From their web design can be seen, they are not pursuiting of the perfect brand, the above message in their website, more is all about how to promote, how to lower the price, the same configuration, meager profit but high turnover.So on their web page was not decorated too much, especially close to life.

4.https://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ROG_G750JH/

Asus is a brand which is comprehensive, they have the low-end products, also have the production that could match with alien high-end products.We can see two very different styles of design in the same brand website, they try to  walk at the forefront of fashion, and never backward, but the biggest advantage of them is the qulity , with the most trustworthy quality, don’t lag behind the configuration of the variety of choice, dominated the half of the market.Through their web page design, we can feel both of their high-end game PC and the high content of science and technology of the computer at the same time, we can also feel cheap and fine. So their design is simple, elegant, and do not break the public aesthetic.

  • visual impact
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natalie reed final

homework 1: responsive website

homework 2: infographic

homework 3 & 4: hotel website home page and internal page 

homework 5: sprite and parallax

homework 6:  sequence

homework 7: provost card

homework 8: game

homework 9: e-commerce site home page and internal page

homework 11: isotope

 

the two I am choosing not to be graded:

homework 10: superscrollorama

I actually worked the hardest and feel the most accomplished about this website, but apparently in some browsers the animations near the end do not work. I can’t figure out how to fix it, so I have to scrap it.

homework 12: layer slider

I just don’t have time to make this different from the original enough. I would have been happy with it at the beginning of the semester, but now that I know what I can do I don’t want to be graded on this one. Just not enough time during finals week! But It is really cool and I will definitely finish it over winter break.

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layer slider

I’m not having that one graded, so don’t judge too harshly.

Talent Agencies

Paradigm Agency

This one is by far the worst. I’m not even really sure if they work with creative talent, but the website was just so awful I had to show it. And it’s bad that I can’t tell. But it just shows how important web design is, because I don’t think anyone visiting this website would ever trust this business. To begin with, it is very static. There is nothing to scroll down to see and it all feels like I’m just looking at a business card. Nothing invites me to click on it, which might be because the bottom buttons don’t even work! Where it says “Beverly Hills, Monterey, Nashville, New York” you should definitely be able to click on those buttons. The only real navigation on mine is at the top. It makes me feel like there’s nothing to the company. Also it looks like the pictures were optimized to too low of a quality. Everything looks slightly fuzzy and I have a relatively small computer so it should look perfect.

United Talent Agency

This site has a really nice aesthetic. I like the silhouettes and it is overall tasteful and easy to read. However, I don’t like how brief descriptions are when you click on them. I didn’t find any pages that take you to a new page so it just feels brief, making me assume it’s a small company. I wouldn’t have really realized this without looking at the other sites, but it seems like the more successful ones have videos and images and a more dense media experience at least somewhere. It’s kind of confusing because I definitely see them talking about digital media but they don’t mention the work design anywhere that I can find. They talk about video games and online media, etc. so I know they do creative stuff but I definitely get more of a business vibe from them. They should work on that though, because it makes me really confused about what they do.

BIG Creative

I like the fancy slideshow element and the fact that they’re showing work by people they represent. But you can’t click on them and the white backgrounds are distracting. Overall the website is ugly. It feels tiny and it isn’t responsive. I have the same issue with Paradigm where I don’t agree with their optimization of images. I guess it’s just really noticeable in text, which I’m assuming is another reason people should try to code their type instead of using images. Definitely looks like they don’t know what they’re doing. I’m surprised at how bad most of these websites are.

Vitamin T

This place did it RIGHT. It’s clear that they represent designers. The website looks great right away. They’ve created depth with transparency and used a nice big image but didn’t just use it as a crutch. Whoever made it looks like they knew what they were doing, it doesn’t look amateur like Paradigm and BIG. They definitely went the more popular route of trying to make their website seem like more than just an advertisement for their company, adding videos and articles, trying to get traffic in other ways. They’re showing that they’re relevant in the field and up to date on new things. It’s great that they divide the home page into two options for visitors, looking for work or looking for talent. I think this is the only website that made their client’s directly available to browse, so it makes future talent feel like they’d be getting your work out there. Skimming through the large amounts of text available (a relief when you’re looking into something as sketchy as talent agencies) they seem to be the biggest agency, it seems like they work off of a large network of other companies. Not sure if the company is actually good or not, but they certainly know how to make a good website!

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Animation thing.

 

For the blog, I’m going to talk about these four talent agency websites.
1. http://www.unitedtalent.com/
This was probably my favorite website mainly because of the homepage. I really enjoyed the background, logo, and the simplicity of it. United Talent’s website has welcoming colors, an interesting background, and the navigation is simple to use and see the text. Normally, white text on black backgrounds are hard to read but this site does well with making it easy to read because of the colors used around the page.

2. http://www.24seventalent.com/job-search
This website, unlike United Talent, doesn’t have much of a background that you can see (well at least not on my laptop). It also jumps right to the point with many different agencies on the homepage along with a navigation to search for what you need. This can be successful because people who come to the website don’t have to navigate through link after link to find what they need. However, it’s a lot less interesting and less appealing to the eye than the first site.

3. http://creativeplacement.com/
This site was very overwhelming to me, solely because of the left column that seems to make you have to scroll for miles…and miles… It has some good parts to it (such as the use of photos along with text to accompany them) but it also has some bad parts (such as the huge block of text in the center column). Another thing I didn’t like was how small the navigation bar was. If the photos/text on the left hand column were maybe divided into two columns, I feel it’d be more successful.

4. http://artisantalent.com/
This website, like United Talent, was very easy to navigate through and was welcoming (in my opinion). Although it’s very simple and easy to use, I feel as if more imagery could benefit the page. It was just a little boring to me. It was, however, very professional feeling with how crisp the page was set up and the text faces that were used. I also enjoyed how no matter where you navigated to through the page, the contact number was clearly seen in all of them to draw peoples’ eyes to it.

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http://www.roberthalf.com/creativegroup

This website looks like a department store website, not talent website.

http://artisantalent.com/

This one has a lot of blue in it to give it a professional feeling. The website has lots of information and is really simple.

http://www.utalent.com/

This website comes off as really cheesy with the stock picture of a woman jumping for joy. You cannot take the company seriously.

http://www.talentstaffhouston.com/

This website is plain looking and in the upper right corner is an ad to go to their facebook page but down at the bottom of the page is a list of ways to connect with them.

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Here’s my final animation.

For the blog post, I chose to compare the following talent placement agency’s websites:

http://www.unitedtalent.com

http://www.apa-agency.com/default.aspx

http://www.circletalentagency.com

http://capitaltalentagency.com

 

I like the home page of United Talent the most out of all four. It’s simple and artistic and doesn’t bombard me with information that I don’t need. I think the idea of having a website work with a simple navigation bar and then provide necessary information with a shadowbox-like effect. I think the presentation of the website’s information itself is the most creative, but it is hard to read bold white body text on a black background. Also, I think that the text boxes that pop up could be bigger for the screen as well, because almost all of them have scrollbars inside anyways.

The initial page for the APA Agency doesn’t thrill me too much. My initial thoughts were that it as a website for local actors, and not Oscar-winning actors and famous comedians that they manage. I would have liked to see a more creative or better-designed page with more space in between elements because everything feels cramped in the middle. Moreover, the headings for each page have uneven black borders and don’t feel like they relate to what the section is about (ex: the chairs don’t feel like they are describing what an “About” page is). However, I do think that their Comedy page is very successful. I like that it gives small thumbnail pictures for all their comedians with the name, and then the option to click to get more information. I think the presentation of those that they manage is very clean and simple.

The general layout for the Circle talent agency seems to be the most successful. The navigation is simplified to five main pages, and the colors and design of the logo are reflected in the color scheme of the website, in the fonts and the blocky-ness of the layout, for example the different tinted blue stripes below the navigation and the horizontal rectangles for each person in their “Roster” page. The only thing I found that needs to be improved was that the information on the lower half of the home page needs to be eliminated. The list of names is very long, and is just repeating what the site presents in the roster. That way, the “Latest News” section all the way at the bottom could be moved up and given some importance.

I like the small animation in Capital’s logo for the home page. The main problem with the home page is that the text is not consistent for the navigation. Some of the words are distorted and badly done from a typographical perspective. The navigation immediately changes in the internal pages, so I think that should be brought in to the home page. The “Designers” page has a nice effect by revealing names by clicking on the photos, but the alignments of the photos is inconsistent with the margins and the spacing. I think that this site has potential for the unique ways it presents its identity as a talent agency, but it needs the most refinement out of all four sites.