★Art &Design in Context

2 thoughts on “★Art &Design in Context

  1. Have a look at:
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/28/45-excellent-blog-designs/
    http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/10-important-traits-of-a-great-blog-design/
    And see what you think…
    Best
    Mark
    Features of a good quality student blog
    1. Good structure and layout, with appealing design and theme
    2. Regularly uploaded and updated posts (should be at least once a week), showing intellectual quality.
    3. Evidence of proof reading for accuracy, reliability and completeness.
    4. Appropriate language, bearing in mind digital citizenship status.
    5. Posts of varying lengths with interestingly written content and work that reflects the best of your ability.
    6. A range of topics for the posts – could include curricular and non-curricular activities. Use of essential and interesting sidebar widgets eg categories, search option, blogroll, links.
    7. Presence of hyperlinks to give a richer depth allowing for further research, showing a degree of expertise on the topic
    8. A header with appropriate titles and images that relect something about
    9. Links to frequently used resources, class blog and lecture blogs.
    10. Evidence of reflections
    11. Evidence of comments and conversations
    12. Blogroll of fellow bloggers – either in-house or global
    13. Frequent use of images and photos (preferably self taken),
    14. Addition of a number of pages, including ‘about me’, extra curricula activity involvement, my digital stories, photography, global projects etc.
    15. Variety of multi media and appropriate acknowledgement of any copyright or creative commons materials used.
    16. Full development of the blog as a digital portfolio.

  2. Before your lecture this Wednesday, please add this RSS feed to your blog:

    http://www.gamswen2012.wordpress.com/feed/

    So you can follow all updates instantly…

    You do this by going to Appearence and then adding the Widget RSS (Entries from any RSS or Atom feed) to one of your widget areas…

    If you do not know what an RSS feed is or do not know how to set one up I can show you before this week’s lecure… which is:

    Vaughan Oliver

    Vaughan Oliver (born 1957) is a British graphic designer based in Epsom, South of London. Oliver is most noted for his work with graphic design studios 23 Envelope and v23.[Both studios maintained a close relationship with record label 4AD between 1982 and 1998 and were to give distinct visual identities for the 4AD releases by many bands, including Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, The Breeders, This Mortal Coil, Pale Saints, Pixies, and Throwing Muses.

    http://vaughanoliver.co.uk/

    WEDNESDAYS

    9.30am – 10.45am 11.01.2012 – 28.03.2012

    Place: Lecture Theatre DT 001 David Fussey – Southwood Site.

    All the best

    Mark

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