Homework 11

Isotope

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Homework 11

Here is my Isotope

- still working on customizing everything, I think I’m gonna go with an entirely different template and work on getting the sorting function to work.

I chose to critique Isabel’s “Sea Game.” I thought this was a pretty cool game that keeps things simple but fun. I really like the second level, as the animation used was really interesting. The background works well with the colors of the actors as well, as nothing seems to blend in and all actors stand out from the background. One simple addition you could to make to the game would be to add a health bar, or some type of status bar. Or maybe add a score and have the score decrement by some interval every time the actor gets hit. Also, maybe try changing the paths and/or speed of the “lasers” as they fire out from the actors, as this would make them a little harder to predict. Overall I thought this was a really cool game that was simplistic, but set the foundation to something that could turn out to be an awesome game.

 

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isotope

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Isotope

I shall critique Ted’s isotope.  I enjoy how interactive this isotope is with several options for rearranging and reordering the images.  It may be my low level of knowledge on his chosen subject, but I do not understand how they are arranged.  No matter the selected option for order, they all seem to be random.  I could be completely wrong.

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Isotope

For my critique, I have decided to analyze Natalie’s isotope.  Every aspect of her design and composition looks great. From the designed title, to the colorful and fun background, it is apparent that she has spent quite some time on her isotope. Her categories all function properly and seem to be grouped effectively to quickly see what’s wanted to be seen.  She covers a wide variety of mediums by using strong examples of her own work to demonstrate.  Not only is her isotope fun and enjoyable to look at, its very effective in offering the user the necessary information.

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Nadia Homework 11

Here is my Isotope design

Here is my Isotope website

I love Delaney Rice’s homework 10, super duper scrolly rama, one reason is because I love Hayao Miyazaki work. And I love most of the movies that she has posted.

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Critique of Rese’s Game

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I enjoyed playing Rese’s 420 game. I definitely thought that the pictures should be pngs so there aren’t backgrounds, it would make it look less flat. I really like that there are multiple levels because the second ray gun thing is really impressive. I wish that the policemen were animated, it doesn’t really make sense for the leaves to be animated though so that was a good choice. I think the background could be more relevant to the theme but I like the movement in it. I’m not sure if it’s just blocked by the little play menu when you preview the game in game salad, but I’m not seeing a score. That would be helpful especially with the different levels. The movement in the end scene is cool but I think it could be a little more colorful or have more to it. All and all, nice game, I would love to play more.

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Classmate critique.

For the blog post, I want to talk about Kara’s scrollarama. I think it is very nice for me, because when I do this home work I have so much trouble to do some things which she did. Such as put back ground on the website, insert a video, and put some nice image user the word. When I tried to do this stuffs, the codes confused me a lot, so I do not know what should I do such as she did. But her work just so good for me. I love the background she used and the image she added to her project. But I think there still some thing could be changed such as the background may be can use a large form picture and fixed on the back so when the word changed the background would not. Any why it is a nice work for me.

 

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Classmate Critique

Alright, for this blog post I am going to critique Delaney’s holiday sprite. I really enjoyed that she customized the font and actually used handwriting for “from Towson University.” I believe it makes the thought more personal and visually appealing for the viewer. The mug and cookies animation is AWESOME, the only thing I would go back and check is the placement of the mug in each frame because it seems to glitch a little, and either make that more noticeable so it seems intentional or alter it so the mug is in the same spot throughout the movement… that is me being nit-picky. Finally, I would change the balloon animation to something more festive like possibly a candy cane or gift box? Balloons just don’t seem to fit for that. I love the background colors and the stars, maybe see what they would look like if it continued up behind the text, just to see but it may be too cluttered. Other than that I think she did a really great job with this project and understanding the possible uses of sprites!

Homework 10+11 super post

Well there’s a lot that I missed, but here’s a super post with everything!

Firstly, here’s my scrollarama.

It isn’t about winter break but I figured, it’s way more upbeat if it isn’t.

For the random blog, I’ll talk about all the rap music I downloaded this week. In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Thanksgiving Day, I found a mother-load of 90′s rap music – Outkast, Run DMC, the good Lil Wayne rap, you name it – this guys had it all, compressed into a zip file, ready for download. I couldn’t imagine why I’d want 697 songs worth of this stuff, but for some reason I found myself deciding that I would stay up later to download it – I mean it was already 3AM, what’s another hour? Overflowing with the glee of containing more rap music than I will ever play on my itunes library, I waited approximately 30 minutes for the glory that is is this zip file. I impatiently kept checking it, while re-watching the first season of American Horror Story (I mean, who wouldn’t want to re-watch the weirdness that Ryan Murphy dragged from the dredges of his mind?). Anyways, the allotted 30 minutes was up; I had it all. Names I’ve never heard of, songs I would never listen to, and a couple of new favorite rap artists later, I decided to sleep at 4 AM. Shout out to the person that complied all of this stuff.

Second order of business is my isotope.

It’s not done yet, but it’s gonna be filled with cute dogs and other adorable creatures.

Anyways, to critique somebody’s work from last week, I’m going to tackle Rachel’s packing for break Scrollarama. Everything is pretty straight forward – it’s neat, clean, and well organized. The only thing I would take a second look at is how I can’t seem to move past that pink dress, I just keep getting bumped back up. Other than that, nice job!!

Assignment 11

Here’s my isotope.

 

For my blog post, I’ll be critiquing Natalie Reed’s parallax from homework assignment 5. Here’s the link to it. What I really liked about her parallax was the background pictures she used. She found really good quality photos that emphasized what she was trying to draw attention to. I also really liked the font she used in the “Happy Holidays” that shows across the center of each frame. That particular font is easy to read and the use of a snowflake as the dot for the “i” is very creative. Things that could improve are the legibility of the fonts in the lower left hand corner, especially for slide 4. Also, I noticed in the last slide, she wrote “Lovel” instead of “Lovely” which is an easy fix. Overall though, I really enjoyed the parallax and the “Warm Thoughts” slide was my favorite because she used more than one image scrolling through (gloves, cookies, hot chocolate). I do think the turkey picture could be taken out though.

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My actual isotope site.

Another isotope design.

(I wasn’t sure whether we needed both so I just did both.)

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Here’s my isotope. NOTE: It has some weird loading problem that I can’t fix, so you have to click in the url box and just press ENTER (NOT the refresh button, it doesn’t do anything). It’s being a pain but you should be able to see all the images after that. Sorry!

I didn’t know if we were supposed to do both an image design and the isotope itself, so I’m just doing the isotope. Because aren’t #2 and #3 for the homework kind of the same thing? Well I think so, so yeah there’s that.

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.

Assignment 10

I’m making my scrollorama about Wally Kings Entertainment. Wally Kings is an event producer, artist manager, radio personality, and marketing consultant. His mission is to build a community through reggae music. I am trying to use the design skills I’m acquiring for his business. I’m frustrated with this html, though. I can’t figure out A) how to get rid of the pauses between animations in the “pin examples” section, despite messing with duration. B) Why my parallax element briefly appears before my fling element. And C) Why the colors of my letters in “Reggae Music” fade as they get bigger. I would really like to tweak these issues so that I can make something really cool for him.

Scroll Away!!

 

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Homework 8

Here is my game

 

sea game

By |November 29th, 2013|assignment 8|1 Comment|

Homework 10

Here is my Scrollorama

Here is my revised website

Blog Post: I wanted to write this blog post about the SuperScrollorama homework. I thought this was definitely an awesome homework, but actually trying to manipulate anything became frustrating quickly. Perfect example: I added the ninja star whipping across the screen, and after 30 minutes of confusion, I realized because the image dimensions were slightly too large, it apparently shifted the next animation of text, which meant you couldn’t see anything. Replacing things, after sizing everything correctly, wasn’t bad at all. Of course I ran into some other small glitches, but managed to debug them rather quickly. I wish I knew more about jQuery/ JavaScript so I could go in and start manipulating the animations/parallaxes a bit, but every time I tried, nothing would work.

 

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super duper scrolly rama

Blog post. This blog post is about cookies. Cookies are delicious.

Peter’s homework 10

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Ecommerce

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Ted’s Homework 10

Scrollarama

 

The Only Cool Part of Web Design

Overall, I feel as though I have only started to scratch the surface of web design.  Even with my overall lack of knowledge on the subject, I am extremely happy with my (slight) ability to make functioning websites, even though we are simply swapping images and words for their originals, we are able to create swift and fun websites that would seemingly be quite hard to recreate. One would think it took years of training or schooling, yet no training or schooling taught us. We taught ourselves. Dreamweaver seems to save my life, due to its a easy nature and ability to see the code and page at the same time. I’m extremely proud to be able to show my video-game obsessed friends my simple game I made keeping how easy it was to myself. ;)

By |November 25th, 2013|assignment 10|0 Comments|

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Welp, here’s my scrollorama. It’s about my weird family. Enjoy!

 

For my random blog, I’m gonna write about how much I hate the winter time. One reason I hate it is because of the snow. I don’t know how the hell I used to play in the cold snow when I was younger. I can barely even get warm in my own room nowadays. My room is literally the coldest room in my house. I hate sleeping with socks on; however during the winter time, if I don’t sleep with socks on, my feet basically turn into icesicles. It’s a problem. Another reason I hate it is because I always get stuck in my house since my car is not very…snow-friendly. It slides in everything. And my immune system sucks so I get sick every other week. The end.