Still in the first week of the course. I am having the “Are we really back in class?”
Yes, we are.
But actually, that’s OK. I think I am going to love this term. Between creating a bomb dot com website, the radio shows, podcasting, work, dissertation research, gym time and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life I won’t even notice I’m missing the sunny London days (hahaha… sun…)
And since I am back in class, it’s time to get cracking on garnering the skills to create a website.
First skill: Play around with Photoshop.
Here is the first thing I did in class the other day. To be honest, it’s not my best work. Thought I’d share anyways.
Hope you love the cats.
Random question: What is the difference between Adobe Muse and Adobe Dreamweaver?
The first minute and a half of this rockin’ video spelled it out quite simplistically:
“The two products are aimed at two different markets. If you say ‘Hey, I want to tweak the code…’ then changes are you are more of a Dreamweaver customer. If you say ‘Hey, I don’t know about code… and I just want to focus on the design of my website and not have to write any code, then you’re most likely a Muse customer.” Terry White
I want to (finally) learn to code. So Dreamweaver it is! On that note, I am not sure if I should buy the book for the class or rely on Google/YouTube/Lifehacker to answer my Dreamweaver questions. I think I am going to sit on this thought for a little longer before I decide. I will make my mind up by Sunday, otherwise it may be too late anyways.
While I may not know if I want to purchase the book, I do know what sort of content I want my website to host. My sound arrogant, but I want it to be a one-stop-shop website about me. A less self-centered way of saying that is: I want the website to function as my personal CV.
Think about it: How amazing would it be from an employer’s point of view if I not only had created all the content on the website, but I BUILT the dang thing, too?
I have the content to fill out the website between my print, web and radio work. Keep your eyes peeled for a post (probably multiple) on the content. I am going to through it up here as I grab it.
In fact, here is a link to some of my PDFs from The Beacon. Some are articles I have written, others are designs I create in InDesign/Photoshop.
Just for fun, here is my favorite song from the music I was listening to while writing this post. Give it a listen!