My latest freelance project, Girls of the Run of Greater Knoxville, launched this morning!
For this project, I completed a domain transfer & registration and provide website hosting. The new website uses WordPress as a CMS. The website is entirely custom, designed and developed from scratch.
The overall design concept is energetic and playful, aligning with the overall brand of Girls on the Run International. The WordPress theme employs responsive web development (check out the site on your desktop computer compared to your smartphone!).
My darling husband is highly opinionated and is capable of ranting on nearly any topic. I gave him a blog a while back with the Esquire theme and got him up and running. However, I did promise him a logo and am always wanting to work on my illustration skills. It took a while to get around to doing it, but I finally got there. It could probably use some tweaking, but he loves it and wanted it up ASAP. When I went it up, I went ahead and modified the Esquire theme to complement the design of the logo.
This article is a few months old, but I was doing some googling for one of my UT websites, conezone.utk.edu and I found this article: http://www.wbir.com/news/article/213821/2/UT-Cone-Zone-offers-one-stop-shop-for-construction-info.
It features a video in addition to a text story, and in the video they do B-roll of several pages of my site! It’s so great to see what an impact the things we do every day have on other people.
Our core Cone Zone team brainstormed about what to name this campaign, how to brand it, how to launch it, wayfinding, signage, responsive website design & development, use of QR codes, analytics on the QR codes and website… oh gosh, tons and tons of conceptualization and strategizing. And, of course, execution. Right now we’re doing another big push to get some signage and new features up before the new students arrive on campus.
It’s really flattering and exciting to see the hard work pay off. 🙂
In case you can’t read that, it’s a session description for the 2012 HigherEdWeb Association conference. The conference presenters are my boss and… yours truly! I’m really excited about this opportunity!
Have you ever tried reading the HTML5 full specification? I have. It sucks. Well, HTML5 doesn’t suck. But trying to get through that bulky, dry mess definitely sucks.
Try this out. The “Web Developer’s Edition” of the HTML5 specification.
I haven’t dug in to it yet, but apparently it leaves out all the information that only browser vendors need to know. Sounds good to me 🙂
I can never remember how to make swirls in Illustrator. Every single time I do it, I have to reference this tutorial:
It is, by far, the best tutorial out there on swirls and swooshes in Illustrator.
Making swooshes is actually pretty straightforward. Make a circle with the Ellipse tool, then convert one of the side of the circle in to an anchor point using the “Convert to Anchor Point tool.” Turn this guy in to a brush. Then make a spiral using the spiral tool. While the spiral you made is selected, apply your new brush to it. Voila! It’s a swoosh!
See, I remember the steps on how to do it, it’s just the tutorial is very detailed and thorough so I always think I need to go back and look at it. And it’s probably a good idea.
HUGELY helpful Illustrator CS4 Transparent Gradient video:
Video originally found here:
I made a bottom-right corner of a photo “curl” today.
I used the combination of two separate Photoshop CS4 tutorials to make my page curl:
And here’s what I finished with: