Category: Study Notes

CSS Striped Backgrounds

I’m enjoying trying the secrets from Lea Verou’s amazing book CSS Secrets: Better Solutions for Everyday Web Design Problems so much! I’m saving/sharing my practice codes in GitHub, going through the techniques and working to add more: Read More

Getting Git

I have used Git before in projects but I have to admit that sometimes I feel like that I am just following a pre-set of rules and steps to make things work and not really deeply understanding the tool. This, I feel, isn’t deserving of Git because it’s an amazing tool – as difficult and Read More

Coursera: Imagemaking Assignment

The latest Coursera course I’m taking is the Introduction to Imagemaking as part of the Graphic Design Specialization from the California Institute of the Arts. This course is very hands-on and exploratory and not just about knowing the concepts of creating an image. The implementation of the concepts introduced was very important and pushed one Read More

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design – Week 4 Assignment

The final week of Ideas from the History of Graphic Design was about different graphic design subcultures from the 1950’s and 1907’s. It was interesting to learn about how much design had changed. For our assignment, we were asked to talk about a more recent subculture and describe its characteristics, function, members, and a bit about its Read More

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design – Week 3 Assignment

For Week 3, the topic was about Modernism in America and how design played a vital role in establishing commercial brand identities of various companies. As an assignment, we were to find a contemporary example that incorporated symbols or symbolic language in its design, describing what is communicated by the symbol and its overall effect. Read More

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