DMA500: Project 2 Client Mockup Site Design

Over this not long enough study week we had to make two website mockups for potential clients. I selected ECJ Computers, a local computer store and a Metalocalypse / Dethklok Fan site that has frames. Yea I know who uses frames anymore?? It’s so 2000’s..

Leave a comment, tell me what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

Week 9.5 or was it Week 10?

I think everyone would agree that after 11:40am on Monday things got a lot easier. Having finished Zoidberg and adding some simple shading to him with the help of @AMuseMeDesigns and @enochmlchan I was very happy to learn more about photoshop. I’ve taught myself Photoshop over the years; mostly by trial and error. The odd time I’d and still do surf over to Pixel2life or Spoono and see what new tutorials they have. but mostly I just messed around with it. The same goes for computers, html, php, and wordpress.. There is one thing that I never knew though and I was actually happy to learn; that you can make gradient strokes! The Penguin Kombat Artwork for DMA155 has not one but two gradient strokes!

Tuesday was good. Missed most of Fred’s class to work on Slaven’s cube assignment. I’m done, just have to print it off and put it together which will probably take place tomorrow or monday before dma188. Still looking for ads for this coming tuesday, shall be interesting. After dma133 Jessie, Enoch and I went to the Tel Caf which is 10x better than Seneca’s imo. The pizza actually tastes like it should and when you get the stir-fry it doesn’t have pasta noodles. Also pop is 25 cents cheaper! Earlier that week Enoch had started using his twitter account, and followed @andrewTedford, the next day Andrew was following him. I knew that he was following Jessie and some other people and found it odd that he wasn’t following me. Actually it wasn’t odd I was pretty pissed; I followed Andrew on the first or second class we had back in May. So I stopped following him and 30 or so minutes later I followed him again. I hoped Andrew didn’t hate me or something… Of course while this was all going on everyone else was laughing but meh.. As luck would have it Andrew came down to the Tel Caf to get a coffee and a donut from Tim’s. Jessie said hi and he sat down with us. Shot the shit for a bit and talked about movies / tv shows. Then he asked if we would be interested in coming to the Mix & Mingle Chit Chat Party on Thursday. My day was open so I said sure as did the others. The part about twitter etiquette came up and Andrew said that he follows every student that follows him. Enoch burst out laughing, Jessie was laughing as well but not as ecstatically as Enoch. Andrew follows me now, so mission accomplished ๐Ÿ˜‰ And he tweeted about it as well: “man i behind on my follow’s ( ..LOL … @joemittler)”. In dma179 we got to paint with imitation vanilla after watching a crap load of youtube videos while Andrew was out getting the vanilla and small shot like glasses to put some in for everyone. My menu looks pretty good, Have to scan it still. It’s on my to-do list..

Wednesday was really good because I didn’t have to sit in psy204 bored to death, instead I got to work in the lib on the first part of our assignment and chat to people. I only got a couple things done, I finished it all at around 11:50pm last night.. All in all it was good ๐Ÿ™‚ DMA144 was as always the highlight of the day. Adrian pushed back the one minute video due date to the 28th now. Ours has been done for over a month now. Tweaks are ongoing though. Speaking of that if you haven’t seen the trailer for Murder Drive yet, then what the hell are you doing here go.. WATCH IT NOW!

Came to Seneca on Thursday semi-dressed up for the Mix & Mingle Party on Queen Street. For a change I parked at Kipling Station. At first I thought you just got a ticket and paid when leaving. Sadly that wasn’t the case. My Civic is so low I had to get out of it to put in my pre-paid credit card to pay $5.00 for parking, cheaper than I thought it was going to be and I found a great spot.. Waited what seemed like a hot and sticky eternity for Jessie to show up. Since I would have gotten lost on my way to Seneca she offered to meet me @ Kipling. I would have done the usual where I park @ square 1 and grab the go bus to York. But it stops running @ 11pm I think and I doubted I’d make it back in time. Got to Seneca around 12pm ish and grabbed lunch at the Indian place in York Lanes. Finished up Penguin Kombat artwork and all + a lot of procrastination and talking to others who were frantically trying to finish up their movie / game projects. Made our way to the Mix & Mingle, we left a little after 5:35pm and we were a little late. As usual though even being 10 or so minutes late there are always others who are really late.. For the most part I understood what the industry professionals were saying. Me being quiet I asked some questions and answered some too.. One thing I learned is that we’ll be using dreamweaver to learn basic html 4 next semester and that we need a great domain name. I guess isn’t good enough ๐Ÿ˜€ I have others thankfully but I’ll pass that bridge when I get to it. Being me I like to get a couple beers down when I get there to help me losen up like Raj from the big bang theory only I don’t have a problem talking to women.. In the end I had four over the four or so hrs I was there. So far I’ve done one thing I’ve never done before which is ride a street car. Next is the hippo bus, saki, and drunk karaoke.. Grabbed an Iced Capp before getting on the Street Car which was sooo good. We almost missed our stop but thankfully Enoch remembered lol. Jessie put her name tag on Enoch and no one told him about it until after we left him on the subway. I tweeted about it too and he’s going to get Jessie back.. lol, I hope he doesn’t do anything to me, my only involvement was snapping some pictures. When I got back to Kipling Station my car was one of only 15 left in the parking lot. Driving home felt a little different, I wasn’t drunk or anything it was just a tad weird. I changed gears like it was nothing and it sounds soo cool ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy ripping it in 1st getting it to 5500 rpm where it really kicks in and then quickly shift into 2nd almost every time I can make it chirp. I love that so fun hehe…

This coming monday will be interesting as Joe should have our marks for dma101 and dma188. I hope Zoidberg is up to his standards.. We get to start working on our next assignment for Fred’s class too the final one. I hope we do something that doesn’t involve a Penguin, we’ve pretty much used that idea into the ground imo of course.. I’m off now to finish up the removal of a frame on a website for former boss man. It’s a simple task but I’m sure he’s going to have some changes to the pages as he’s closing it down shortly and the labels are being assholes to him too. Pretty sad that all they care about is money and not the focus of the project; helping charitable organizations raise money.

Week 7

I would have blogged earlier but I decided to sleep in today until after 1pm ๐Ÿ˜€ This past week has been crazy. Mainly because of the mid-term test in psy204 and the 5 -7 page long research paper that was due. I like mostly everyone else procrastinated about the research paper until the last day or night in my case. It was tuesday night at around 8pm, I had just finished supper and was ready to get started. So I went and got some tea on the go along with a diet pepsi (355mL can). Then I remembered that when I bought my Bubba Wonka almost a year ago that they threw in a free packet of fein. Fein is like chugging two red bulls but it’s in a white crystal form. For me it wasn’t taste less when I tried some but once I added it to my diet pepsi it was tasteless.. At any rate man that fein sure did help a lot, I was able to get focused and write my fingers off until they were numb. On my big i7 quad pc I typed over 10,000 keystrokes at one point according to whatpulse. In the end I finished the paper with about 5 and 1/4 pages worth of data. Got to school, printed it off with the bibliography I made @ central library in Mississauga and made a simple title page. That was that. Took the 50 multiple choice question mid-term even with the 30 second tremor seneca had. About that at first I thought it was just because I was highly caffeinated but once I saw Megan’s water shaking I knew it wasn’t me, and not too long after others thought the same thing.. It only took the principal or whoever she is about 40 or so minutes to come on with this alarm that startled me saying we had experienced a tremor. She said that verything was fine as far as they could tell and that they’d update us if any new information arises.

Once the mid-term was over we had over 2 hours to do nothing. So I worked on a new clients website I had gotten the day before; Jessie and Diana worked on the dma101 image tracing project. I got a lot done on the new clients website, I couldn’t believe that he didn’t have the all-in-one-seo pack, secure wordpress and the captcha plugin for contact-form-7 to name a few.

When Adrian arrived from convocation he showed us how to make a simple video. With Bob and some woman whom he’s bothering.. LIke he said in the first few days of class after taking this class you’ll never see tv or movies the same way. He was so right; everytime I watch a show on tv or my mac it’s all I see. Anyways he showed us how to have the crazy lady saying saying something like Who is it and what the hell do you want and then have Bob say it’s me Bob in two clips side by side. Pretty cool imo how easy that is to do.. After class we showed Adrian our Murder Drive Trailer and he liked it! He wanted to make sure that we didn’t add the black gaps while he was teaching today because he showed us that and hated it in those slasher flicks.. We didn’t, it was added almost two weeks ago.. The only suggestion he had was to adjust the colour correction on my film debut clip ;). And I would like to redo the voice over for it as well.. Not a big fan of it myself, will have to see what the others think..

Yesterday was a big let down. I got up at 8:30am for nothing. Got to seneca @ 10am like Jessie but nobody else showed up, yes I’m talking to you Gerard and Megan!!! Of course we made good use of our time, and got started on the next sound project for Fred. Since I didn’t think we’d be doing any other work than the dma179 toronto photo assignment I didn’t bring my flash drive or portable hard drive. So when we were finished I had to make a mad dash to the book store and get a 4gb kingston flash drive for $16.95 such a rip off. Ran into Mr. Muscles, I know that’s not his name but I honestly don’t know it. I’ll make a better initiative to do so after reading week.. Turned in the key to room 1088 and got on the go bus to get home.

Coming up this week I have to redo the t-rex colour guide for dma179, work on those two tracing assignments for dma101 and a surprise assignment for dma188 that Joe B. still hasn’t posted. I just checked to confirm that.. Off to drive my sister to work and drop off the audio cd @ church. So until next time..