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Week 10

Welcome back from Spring break everyone!

Below are links to my design comps (1st cut for home page) for our final project:

Design Comp 1 – Ellen Moore

Design Comp 2 – Ellen Moore

References from Week 10:



March 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week 9

Yeah!!! Spring break.

Below are links to this weeks assignments:

Review each of the videos below, and post links to them on your blogs:

March 21, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week 8

These 8 weeks have been sailing by.  With 3 classes, all I know is school work.  At least I have family that understands 🙂

After reading about fonts in “The Principles of Beautiful Web Design” I am a new creature.  I will never, ever see fonts the same way again!  I have read about fonts in different books, but for some reason, the information was broken down in a more practical way.  I absorbed the info so much last night that I had dreams about Serif & Sans Serif fonts lol 

Below are some links that were reviewed for week 8:


  • Difference between ID and Class – A description of “hooks” – or IDs and Classes – used in CSS to build customization into markup.
  • CSS Typography – An overview of why typography shouldn’t be discounted on the web.

For a great resource on typography – both from a print and web standpoint – checkout

Here are a few short articles about web fonts, as well as the standard fonts found on most systems:

If you are unsure of any of the terminology detailed in the two articles above, reference the Glossary of Font Terms for more information

Reference: Review the article CSS Typography >>

Link from “The Principles of Beautiful Web Design”:

List of special HTML codes:

Individual Artists and Foundries:

Free and Shareware Font Galleries:

Fonts for Sale:

Individual Artists and Foundries

March 11, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Week 7

I just read the assignment for creating my own banner.  When I first looked at it, I did not feel like completing the assignment.  After researching the info on the Market, its history, and the topic of Fair Trade, my heart is really into this project.  I have never been involved in anything like the SERRV organization.  As of today, I am going to make sure I do what I can to support this organization.  My heart is really overwhelmed right now.   What I love about this is how people are using their God-given gifts and talents to make money to support their families.  They aren’t begging for anything.  They are working with what they have to make a better life for themselves and their families.   There is a scripture in the bible that says “your gift will make room for you”.  Thanks to SERRV and other organizations alike, for being used as a vessell in allowing that scripture to manifest.

Fair Trade Federation >>

Other links from week 7

Common Domain Name Registrars Today

GoDaddy –

Register –

Network Solutions –

For a full list of acredited registrars, visit ICANN

Network Solutions

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

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