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My Library List of Links

Blogging Dangerously

Blogging Dangerously

Blogging Dangerously Website

A smary blog site that is sure to make you blush at times. Overall great blog site design. Simple and pleasing color palette. It is not overly busy and is easy to maneuver.

Creative Review

Creative Review

Creative Review Website

A great design website full of lots of design ideas and information. Very nice layout and set up of the page. Simple and very easy to use.

Design Observer

Design Observer Website

Design Observer Website

A wonderful site full of inspiration and ideas. The layout of the website is clean and well organized. It’s easy to manuever through and keeps the viewers intrest.

Fuzzco

Fuzzco

Fuzzco Website

One of my all time favorite websites. I would love to work here someday. I think the site is full of wimsy and character. It is easy to manuever through and the way that it is designed it makes you want to look at the next page and then the next. Great layout and design!

Lomography

Lomography

Lomography Website

One of my favorite sites to explore. I want to purchase everything. I think using the old school video game font really adds to the look and feel of the site. The bright use of colors also plays along with the fact most of the items on there are toy cameras. Even the style of font for the logo works wonderfully.


Not Without My Chucks!

My Review of The Converse Website

Converse – Official Site

Converse

The Converse Official Site is just a really fun well designed site. The theme of the site changes according to the color on the color wheel that the visitor chooses. It looks like a scrape book with various photographs on it and hand drawn illustrations. The background and navigation are all just a basic black and white design but the product graphics bring color and life to the page. All of the graphics are also movable and when clicked brink the information to the front of the screen. I think the font and style choices seem to follow along with the overall theme of the site.

Of course I may be a slight bit bias being they are my favorite shoe!

Converse – Official Site


How to Make a Cool Animated Scoll to Top

Animated Scroll To Top – Tutorial

Web Designer Wall

Source for Picture Blogger Tune Up

I actually found this tutorial to be extremely helpful and easy. At least I am hoping that it is easy. I would love to try this out on a site design. The tutorial by Web Designer Wall shows you how to insert code and jquery to get a cool animated effect when you scroll down the page a graphic fades in that when clicked returns you to the top of the page. It is a very slick idea and well executed.

Web Designer Wall


To Sketch or Not to Sketch…

Pretty Sketchy

Jason Santa Maria

Sketchbooks

Picture Source PaMdora's

This is actually a topic I have been thinking a lot about myself lately. I love buying sketchbooks and buying the pencils and pens for my sketchbook and then I don’t actually use them because I am to afraid what I put in there is going to suck. I know it is for my benefit and its not going to get published or hung on the wall of an art gallery…. but somehow if I am going to keep this artistic journal I want it to be a damn good one lol. I am going to just open that first page and whether it is good or not I am going to put pencil to paper and start creating lines! In the blog article Jason Santa Maria basically states the same thing. It is as much an expression of artistic ability as it expresses that you think. It is simply an outlet for ideas and I know I get a few of those from time to time.

Jason Santa Maria


It’s All About the Graphics!

The Elements of Content Strategy

Jason Santa Maria

In the article “The Elements of Content Strategy” by Jason Santa Maria, he was looking at the common occurrence of web designers and bloggers everywhere. He was discussing the habit of putting so much emphasis on the design of a page and the graphics on a page, that there is a complete lack of focusing on the content. I completely agree with him on this subject matter. I think more attention needs to be. There are flashy pages all over the web but what keeps a viewer returning to your page is the actual content. If you don’t have that you don’t have visitors!

Jason Santa Maria


Website Design is Awesome

My Review of Awesome – JavaScript

Awesome – JavaScript

Awesome

Awesome - JavaScript

The Awesome – JavaScript website has a fun cartoon or comic book feel. It kind of appeals to the computer nerd. I like the simple black, white, and gray color scheme with just that pop of teal as an accent. The script font for the logo works with the cartoon superhero but is will accentuated with the more modern font for the rest of the page. The layout for the page is clean and easy to navigate with the buttons along the middle. When you mouse over the navigation you get a pop up bubble that tells you about what content that button will take you to.

Awesome – JavaScript