Really Really Behind

So I have  been horrible about posting. I had a great plan that I was not great on the follow through. I will change that.

I just wanted to post the final form my final project took and then I’ll move on to talking about my new internship at the Smithsonian. I was planning on making a weekly post, but I will just do one big on and then try to continue weekly from there. That post will be coming shortly.

Here is my final project. I of course feel there are some tweaks, but nothing major. I will do those as I see them.
I really loved creating a website and do plan and have some outlines of future ones. Keep following for more on that.

There will no longer be posts added after this to the Clio II page, but look in My Adventures for the next posts on my internship, art, and websites.


Last Day of Class

So yesterday was the last class for Clio II: History in New Media. It was sad, this was an amazing class. I learned a lot and met some amazing students that have been great influences. Dr. Petrik was an amazing professor, the Art Historians have all heard horror stories of the Clio classes and the difficulty and isolation Art History students felt. But Dr. Petrik, with a background in design really made the class much more relatable. Unfortunately for future Art History students, Dr. Petrik will not be available to teach them as she is retiring after this semester.

I wish Dr. Petrik all the best in her endeavors after retirement and I look forward to reading her book!

I’ll make one more post under the Clio II category with my completed final project. However I have taken to enjoy blogging and I think I will keep up with blogging my next adventure.

Final Project Part 3

So right after last class I began to fix everything I was  told from the critique. Since then I have not really worked on it again since I had to finish a paper before the start of my Comprehensive Exam. Which at this point is still horrifyingly stressful and scary. Once comps are done, I intend to finish working on the site adding in pop-up images onto some of the pages.



I posted on Danielle‘s blog

Final Project Part 2

Well this week has been full of panicking and getting extremely frustrated over my ideas and the code not doing the same thing and worrying over the simplicity of the site. I like simplicity but fear this one is boring. So there were a lot of late nights some of which were just panicked brainstorming.

All that aside, I have added a dropdown aspect to my navigation bar. I am also considering shifting the way I arrange my analysis on the site. Separating it by artwork rather than keeping it all together. I also added a contact widget. I do plan on attempting to add popups to many of the images with the site.

On a side note I looked at a website on Edmonia Lewis and found it was really boring in its design and not very accessible visually.

Here is my site so far.

Design Project

For the design project I got the basics all ready for todays class. However for the final project I still have a variety of decisions to make. One of which is whether to include a form of interactivity. I was thinking about trying to make it so that if you click on an image and it then pops up in a window within the page. So basically take a thumbnail and it expands and becomes bigger and one can exit out and still be on the same webpage. I don’t know if I have the skill set for that.

I also am considering placing “(Figure 1)” and having it link to a gallery page with all the images. I’m not certain about this yet though.

Here is my design project.

I commented on Annie‘s blog.

Final Project

Trying to get this final project off the ground is a bit daunting. I’m concerned about how text heavy my site it and that it will be overwhelming. Hopefully it will work out. After reading about making websites easier for those with disabilities I want to attempt to make my site a bit easier for those with visual impairments to read. As someone that grew up with a visually impaired parent I understand the desire for accessing the same things as before. I’m considering making the text a bit bigger and with larger line-spacing as well as breaking it up a bit.

On a side note, I was reading Jenna’s blog about interactive aspects on a site, I’m not so certain about how that would work with my site. I don’t know if I need it really. But learning how to do it would be awesome.

Still working on things, so we’ll see how everything goes.

I commented on Josh’s  and Jenna’s blogs.