This class has been a good introduction for learning InDesign. I wish the assignments were more creatively challenging but I understand it was a technical course. I found learning InDesign to be more challenging than working with WordPress. However it still wasn't very difficult. I am familiar with blog interfaces such as this, and understand … Continue reading CMAT211 in Review
Pantone is a great resources to use. They are all about color and have a huge library of swatches. Their site also provides color inspiration and trends. It goes past color for design and considers the possibilities of color for everything. Resources
Widgets can be found under customization. They are all listed with a description of their function. You just click to add, maybe edit it a little bit, and save & publish. Bam!
Creating a header was very easy. The most important thing is that it's the right size. I chose to make my header bold and emphasized. I chose to create my header without using a photo. I was more interested in just a simple color and type composition.
Finally we are customizing the blog theme. Customization of the theme I started out with was very limited. It is not hard to follow and get started with customization. Widgets were a nice addition of features to my blog. I like that I am able to click on my blog preview to choose what elements … Continue reading Exploring Customization Options
Adding categories was new to me but it makes sense. It is a great feature to organize posts and make them easier to find. Categories can group specific post types with similar content. It is easy to add a category, the feature is on the side and it saves categories you already created.
Adding links was once again a piece of cake. I have experience with Tumblr, which handles creating posts in the same way, so I already know how to do this. WordPress also makes it very easy to follow. It is nice that you can select what page you want your link to direct to. This feature … Continue reading WordPress & External Links