Givin’ you the “gridness”

I learned the K.I.S.S method in HS math but it appears keep it simple stupid can also apply to a designers grid system when it comes to designing a web. Simplicity is something http://www.subtraction.com, http://www.davidairey.com

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Web design vs Print design

Designing for the web and designing for print can be very different. Of course the is the obvious rgb and cmyk. When designing both you have to be concerned with the size of your final production, be it screen or paper. web design can be a bit more difficult, especially if you will not be person actually writing the code. Layout is important in both media and you have to consider eye flow, however in web design you have less to to grab the attention of the user so in that aspect layout in web is more important.

Graphic Web Designer?!?!?!?

Web designer or Graphic designer??? Why not both? Why not be referred to as a Graphic Web designer or is does that title completely change the job. After reading a few blogs from my fellow colleagues, I am discovering classifying oneself as a web designer can raise your salary 10K a year but it can also limit the types of jobs you receive. Hmmm… My degree will be in graphic design but I will have the ability to web design. Think I’ll just be a GRAPHIC WEB DESIGNER?!?!

Check out Anthony Zinni’s blog, he has a lot of good information… http://www.positivespaceblog.com

Learn something new everyday…

First, let me start by saying I am extremely new to having my own blog, however it’s very exciting. I wish I could take the credit for the idea of starting this thing but it all goes to my web scripting instructor. S/O Ms. Dixon Ok, so this week’s assignment was to research a few graphic designers who are also web designers and share what I’ve learned. Quickly I discovered DAVID AIREY www.davidairey.com. I was particularly impressed with an article posted comparing WP and EE. I will admit there was some info that I didn’t understand simply because I’m so new to scripting, but I did learn that when designing a page for a client, make sure you use whichever site you’re most comfortable with but also make sure you have enough knowledge of both site to explain them to your client. Really good article check it out. http://www.davidairey.com/wordpress-vs-expressionengine/

What to ask your client?

Sam Grant has a great web page and some important information… He shares the TOP 10 Questions to ask your Client. As a newcomer to the industry of graphic design, I think article like this are important to study and learn.

What makes a good logo?

While scanning the net I came across Mr. Jacob Cass http://justcreative.com/ who has a article about the 5 Principles of Effective Logo Design. I thought is was interesting and worth taking a look.