Decision Making For The Slider – Feedback in Class

So my first idea was to set out the home page to emulate one I had identified in my research.
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http://jeremylarsonmusic.com/

Here you can see I have left a space for the content. As you can see below, there isn’t much room so I abandoned my initial idea and decided to have just a slider. Keep it nice, clean and simple.
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In class I asked for feedback from the tutor. I showed all the different options for the placement of the type so I could decide which one was the best.
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From all the feedback and from my own considerations, this is the final choice.
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Options shown in class:
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From all the feedback and from my own considerations, this is the final choice.
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Options shown in class:
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From all the feedback and from my own considerations, this is the final choice.
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I hope this post illustrates everything I’ve been learning. I’ve been listening to my tutor and my fellow students and acting on their feedback. You can see here how my process has brought me to the right choice in the placement of the type for the slider.

Press This – flickr – Cool Rollovers

Flickr: SN_Studio’s Photostream.

I like how when I hover over an image a little transparent box appears. In the box there is a caption and the name of the account. On the right there are options to favourite, comment and zoom. I think this is really good.
aprilhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/sn_studio/

I’m not sure yet if this would be needed on my site but I think its a neat and intelligent way of making the site interactive. By having all the options appear like this, it doesn’t ruin the nice clean, simple photo album layout. Well done flickr.

Vector Idea – SUR Restaurant and Bar

I was watching Vanderpump Rules which is a TV show about a restaurant in West Hollywood called Sur. It’s a very stylish place full of vintage pieces, freshly cut flowers, candles and atmospheric lighting.
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http://ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/inside-sur-lounge.html

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http://ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/inside-sur-lounge.html

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http://hollywoodclubguestlist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/09IMG_1562.jpg

I really like the pattern in the background of this picture.
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http://www.bravotv.com/media/images/persons/vanderpump-rules-season-2-reunion-bts-03.jpg

Here I am using the picture behind to draw over using the pen tool.
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Here is a different view. I’m using the pen tool again.
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http://www.bravotv.com/vanderpump-rules/season-2/photos/behind-the-scenes-at-the-pumprules-reunion#image-185182

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Here is the finished design. I’m happy with it. I don’t know if it will be useful yet. It’s a start.
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Colourful, Fun, Inspired

I was glancing over Stassi Schroeder’s instagram and saw this. Stassi is a fashion writer and reality TV star. It’s actually the background I’m interested in here! This paint design isn’t appropriate for my current project. It’s just a nice, colourful piece of inspiration. It would be easy to make something like this in Photoshop or Illustrator, including the transparent part on the right.
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http://instagram.com/p/khxnQLKKTC/

Trip to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 and The Jameel Prize 3

Today I went to see these two exhibitions with a fellow student. We had a really good day! First stop Wagamama near London Charing Cross. I ordered prawn kare lomen which I saw on the internet here: kare http://www.wagamama.com/our-menu/prawn-kare-lomen

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My friend got chicken ramen: 2014-02-10 12.27.32

I went to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 and 2011. There were some really good pictures this year.nhm http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/index.html

This one reminded me of the turtles in Finding Nemo. Picture 1 http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/gallery/2013/images/behaviour-cold-blooded-animals/4751/dive-buddy.html

Picture 2 http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/gallery/2013/images/animals-in-their-environment/4739/the-water-bear.html

This was my favourite. I love the colours. Picture 1 http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/gallery/2013/images/wildscapes/4801/ice-aurora.html

This was my friends favourite picture. Picture 1 http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/ay117029765polish-spring-sp.jpg

Then we went to the V&A to see the Jameel Prize 3. I didn’t think it would be that good but actually it was really good!vanda http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2866/the-jameel-prize-3-4235/

I took this video outside of the exhibition. Photography is not allowed inside.

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My friend and I thought these rugs were really cool.
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http://www.wallpaper.com/galleryimages/17053828/gallery/8_Jameel_Prize.jpg

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https://tfeanda.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/faig_ahmed_pixelate_tradition.jpg%3Fw%3D187%26h%3D300

Amazing Inspiration for APP2

I was browsing the internet and accidentally came across the following article: ‘The Enchanted Woodland…on the outskirts of London: Gardens around Duke of Northumberland’s second home are lit up to create a magical winter trail for walkers‘ on the dailymail.co.uk

My reaction to these photos was ‘wooooooow this is exactly what I want to do!’ So I was very happy that I found an idea. I looked up how far away the gardens are and they are a three-hour train journey away. So that was a bit disappointing. I felt that was a bit too far. A relative suggested I go to the skating rink in the park in the centre of my town. I thought ‘Yes!! What a great idea!’
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512826/The-Enchanted-Woodland–outskirts-London-Gardens-Duke-Northumberlands-second-home-lit-create-magical-winter-trail-walkers.html

Conclusion
I love these pictures. They remind me of when I made my header design from photographs of my friends Christmas tree lights. I love all the colours and the way it looks quite mysterious. It was fortuitous that I saw this article. It will be interesting to see if I can get some good photos from the skating rink in the park.