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Stocksy offers a royalty-free collection. You have the option to purchase the license to any image for personal or client-based projects. A Market Freeze license, which removes the image from the collection for a period of time is also available for purchase. As with many other stock photography sites, images are not to be used for pornographic, criminal, or degrading purposes.
uses the "slab serif" typeface to draw epmhasis to the important elements of its site. The brand is famous for its consistent and reliable style of Mexican cuisine, and this consistency is carried through to the design of its promotional materials.
use of mixed typefaces along with scripted type appropriately conveys the message of a formal environment tailored to the lifestyles multiple brides. It mimics the inventory of various styles of formal wear from prom to bridal garments.
A persona is a tool designers use to layout and execute realistic design goals for multiple projects. Personas help to zero in on the needs and concerns of the consumers that may potentially develop an interest in your product.
Facebook,social media site used as a means to reconnect with distant relatives and friends, more popularly being used as a way to advertise products and services.
Leon, a native of Brooklyn, NY, comes from a family of artist; anywhere from a painter to dance. Leon has gone to the arts as an outlet to spread peace and love. He most recently began giving back to his community, serving at the Window Studio Gallery in Bedford Stuyvesant, teaching all ages about the arts. He has also started a few new projects including his third mural.
Keep your eyes peeled for buzz worthy pieces!
Leon's Goals for Social Media Usage:
A means to market his visual art
Develop a source for networking
Source for inspiration
Concerns with Social Media:
Having his work stolen
Being contacted for reasons other than business
This grid operates on five columns, with a shallow navigation, main navigation, sub navigation, main body copy and footer.
Dots will be used to similate the loading process on the home page.
The most important elements to keep in mind when designing for responsive and mobile design projects:
Keep it Simple!!
Provide clear content
Eliminate the use of images
Minimize the number of forms on your site
Create fluid layouts; those that can be view from any device
I didn't have the luxury of enjoying a spring break this year. My entire break was dedicated to work, and the moments that I did have to myself...well they were dedicated to sleep. BUT, I will make up for the lack of a spring break during my summer break. YAAAAAY!! ( I promise!!)
is a great marketing, CMS tool. It provides host/ self-hosted options, with free open-source capabilities that allows the user to create a platform for blogging. WordPress plugins have added features to provide creative freedom. Pro: Userfriendly, Con: Standard installation can pose many security issues
allows its users to customize every inch of their site; works well with e-commerce sites, but requires heavy tweaking and the altering of its settings to get the site up and running. Pro:7,000 extensions(not quite sure what that means, but, OK), Con: Lack of quality themes offered to the users.
is typically used for sites that require frequent changes to content; provides easy editing capabilities with respect to light tweaking of the site's design. Pro: Easy to convert to Html, Con: Plugins are expensive
uses textile to convert plain text into Xhtml syntax which makes it user-friendly for less technical users. Pro: Suited for all site sizes and contains a full online manual, Con: Offers fewer plug-ins than more popular CMS
suited for developers and designers who are comfortable working with code. They also provide tutorials for beginning developers, and an array of modules to help with blog sites, forms, and forums. Pro: Silver Stripe has been developed on open standards and works well with other CMSs, Con: Not everything in this system is intuitive in the back-end.
gives full control to designers and focuses on web standards with a complete open template system. It also provides starter kits and sites skins for faster start-ups of the site. Pro: Powerful/flexible for websites and intranets, Con: No demos available to try-out the software before downloading.
XO Festival is a site used to promote a music festival coming July 2016. This site is an example of a bootstrap site. Find a more detailed view atXOFestival
Twitter uses a customized version of bootstrap to allow their users to tailor profiles and pages.
SEO is designed to create a seamless user experience for your audience. It allows search engines such as Google or Bing to accurately and effectively access the contents to your website. Here are some tips to creating a site that is SEO approved.
Make content relevant to the user search.
Search engines do not care for the overuse of keywords; keep them an a minimum.
Know your business model; What are your site goals?
Be sure to optimize for multiple channels(i.e. Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, etc.)
Be consistent with your domain names.
Also optimize for other user platforms, such as mobile, tablet, and other devices.
Create meta data keywords that are specifically linked to your page.