Lincoln Park UMC Mission Trip June '09

Lincoln Park UMC Mission Trip June '09
Dylan helping at a childcare center

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Last post for Web Design Class
I actually think I learned a few valuable things to take with me on personal and professional projects in the future. I'm much more comfortable using photo shop and plan to keep working with the software to sharpen and improve my skills. This is such a reversal from the frustrating week when the graphics lab was due. Designing the websites using two different software was also enlightening, at first I thought why learn the more difficult version (frontpage of course). I chose to create the second website with webnode. Webnode was pretty easy to use ie: pages where already set up, there were widgets and options like polls and surveys that were templates that were so easy to use - plus it helped me visualize the page and make it more interesting and creative then the storyboard I originally started working with. When using Frontpage you were not able to create polls and surveys. Although I must say Frontpage was easier to use when it came to tables. It took me a few trys to figure out how to set up a table for the order page of my website. And when I did finally get the table inserted I couldn't change the color - so I kind of settled for what the colors/format of the table that was available. I prefer the webnode website, it has a few more interesting elements and it was easier to create. The frontpage site seems stiff having used a template that I did not really like, but I couldn't find one I did like and I was not sure I could create something in the time we had to work on the site in Frontpage in class. I enjoyed the class and wish we had more than just 7 weeks of Web Design.

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