Yeah, I don’t work my bartending gig during the week days cause I wouldn’t get out until 3AM at least. But this past Tuesday, I broke the cardinal rule. Fucking Fat Tuesday. You know, everyone wants to drink and half of them probably don’t even understand the origins of it.
Needless to say, I didn’t hear my alarms yesterday and wasn’t able to make it to class. The first class was User Experience and I’m working on a group project with Justin. I hate letting people down, but I just did. All I can do now is make up for it by working hard in any remaining free time I have left.
|Site Map sketch for The Pitch redesign|
|Black & White Home Page Layout Draft|
|Black & White 1st Click Layout Draft|
|Black & White Article Page Layout Draft|
|Black & White Comment Tab Draft|
|Black & White Comment Section|
I’m currently working on the new drafts for Monday. Finally bringing in some color and more visual details instead of placeholders for content. I’m excited to see where this goes! It’s been an interesting experience trying to explain this to people. I may not be the best verbal communicator but it’s easier for me to show someone what I mean when I’m describing my designs. I also prefer explaining things in a written manner as opposed to verbally, because my thoughts are really cluttered until I start putting it down on paper and have a minute to collect my ideas. Since I tend to not really have a filter when I talk, it’s hard to say things without it coming out the wrong way, haha.
Here’s some response thoughts I have about some articles we read recently. (As usual, click on the title to read the article for yourself and share your thoughts as well!)
This was definitely an interesting read. I always enjoy reading articles that further my knowledge on anything really. Learning is definitely one of my passions in life (heck, I’ve been in and out of school for roughly 5 years now, and people always question why I work so hard to pay thousands of dollars for something that I was teaching myself prior to college anyway… if it weren’t for the fact that I love learning, then I wouldn’t be here today). Back to the subject at hand, I had read an article similar to this a couple years back when I was working on a website and trying to figure out ways to use specific type faces on a website design that wasn’t already universally available for websites. It’s interesting to think how many designers out there don’t really give typography as much thought as opposed to when they’re designing something for print. The art of typography is not just what fonts look cool, but also what’s appropriate for the content. This article addressed this well and emphasizes that fact that the typography shouldn’t be thrown on the back burner when working on a website. It’s the vessel for your to carry your content from the page to the viewer’s mind and should be given as much respect as your choice of color and graphics.
This article addresses the fact that while typography is typography, web type has a different set of rules to play by than printed type does. Some of the tenets that we abide by when designing on print is slightly altered when online. The reason for this, of course, is the fact that the medium in which you are digesting content is different. On screen, you have a certain number of screen sizes to address while also considering the fact that things will look visually different when portrayed through a bright screen. Take this fact into account for anything that’s designed on your phone as well. Certain type sizes must be bigger on screen for legibility and comfort for the readers. While high contrast and beautiful thin serifs work well in various print sizes, it just gives someone major headaches to attempt to read that on screen. It’s like painting, acrylic vs oil on various surfaces will give off different visuals and emotions. Typography should be viewed similarly.
What are your thoughts, guys and gals?
Thanks for reading! ‘Til next post. See ya.