Monday, 25 January 2010

We where asked to experiment with Google search, where using signs like " - + will shorten the results but extend the time.

Functional skills- Google Search

Searching Web host on Google
Search -web hosting
Results 1 - 10 of about 141,000,000 for web hosting with Safesearch on. (0.22 seconds)

Search -"web hosting"
Results 1 - 10 of about 85,900,000 for "web hosting" with Safesearch on. (0.24 seconds)

Search -"web hosting" + business
Results 1 - 10 of about 47,600,000 for "web hosting" + business with Safesearch on. (0.23 seconds)

Searching John Barrowman on Google
Search -john barrowman
Results 1 - 10 of about 528,000 for john barrowman with Safesearch on. (0.28 seconds)

Search -"john barrowman"
Results 1 - 10 of about 513,000 for "john barrowman" with Safesearch on. (0.19 seconds)

Search -"john barrowman" - captain jack
Results 1 - 10 of about 82,200 for "john barrowman" - captain jack with Safesearch on. (0.37 seconds)

Searching driving games on Google
Search - driving
Results 1 - 10 of about 186,000,000 for driving [definition] with Safesearch on. (0.22 seconds)

Search -"driving"
Results 1 - 10 of about 187,000,000 for "driving" [definition] with Safesearch on. (0.10 seconds)

Search -"driving" +games"driving"+%2Bgames&spell=1
Results 1 - 10 of about 49,700,000 for "driving" +games with Safesearch on. (0.14 seconds) ¬

My results turned out that using the symbols helped to narrow down what you wanted but but it took longer to come up becuase it has to do a finer search.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Trip to V&A!!!

On the 15 of January 2010, apart of our project was to go and check out the client. So altogether as a group went to London to visit the V&A.
After the hour and a half bus trip arriving at 11 we met up with Cara, a lady who works with schools and colleges when they attend the museum.
We where all taken through the museum to a room where Cara had prepared a presentation on the V&A, facts and its famous Artwork,
V&A Logo
Only to advertize the work from the V&A
The logo has to be bigger then 10mm and it can't be cropped to the point when you can't see what it says.
The colour of the logo can be any colour sep black
it can't cover a piece of work

Once she had finished we where all told to pr-pear questions, i found most of the questions i had prepared where all answered jourin the presentation, the only one that hadn't been answered was the following - "IS THERE ANYTHING PACIFIC YOU WOULD LIKE ON YOU ADVERTS" she then handed a sheet to us about the logo, the dos and don't.

suddanly i realized this project wasn't going to be as esy as i thought, this project is the one where we do everything by the rules, we when't aloud to to use current ads or photos becuase of Copy Right Laws.

lunch time we where told to check out the Deco exhibition in the V&A but when it came to it the quew was so long, we where told to do something else and we would go back another day and do the exhibition.
so after that we looked aroud the V&A that we where intrested in like the photography, 20 centry and fashion.
(the fashion was the best as i saw the vivion westwood dress but we could not find the vivion westwood platforms)
We then questioned people outside about the V&A about the museum, i really struggled with this as most people didn't want to talk to me. i managed to ask 6 people from a range of places
After we all met up in the room again and we where told that we could go in to the room and look at art work, famours designs over the time.
Roger Dean - Yes Logo, Peter Paul Piech - Political poster, Peter Ayers - poster issued by the Department of the Evironment encouraging seat-belt use, colour offset lithograph 1974, Paul Arden for saatchi and saatchi- advertisement for silk cut cigarettes 1988.
thesse are just some of the master pieces that we saw in the room.

While looking aroud the museum i found a few piece that really intrsted me, one of which is R.Toledo-
this is like his work but it has been mimiked by some one else.
When i searched for him there was nothing.

Another really nice artist was a photography artist called Andrew Bush, which all of his art work is some one in there car, its really good as all the people have funny exsprestions on there faces, and to be honest all of his work look painted.

there is also a link to flickr where it advertises the V&A in posters

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Making a button on Flash

At college we are just starting the Web Design (which I no I'm going to really struggle with, tried it at school, didn't do very well)
On the first d
ay of starting the project every one was show how to do a web button on flash
i really struggled with this and redone this 4 times (not joking)

My step by step how to do
a button

Press Adobe Flash CS4 at your dock
and it brings up the document (to the left)
press Flash File (ActionScript 2.0) (one thats highlighted)

This will bring up a plank page

From this page you can see that it is very similar to Photoshop with the tool bar (The strip on the far right of the image)its also similar in the way as it holds everything in the library so each image, video, button has its own layer so you can have the erigenal image.

Then pick a shape (i picked polystar tool) It will apear on the page, make it to the soze you want and change the colours

Press shift and then click (on the shape)
and go down to the bottom where it says convert to symbol...
and this will bring up a document

like the one below *

first name it something so you now what it is
(if its a home button name it home)
then click on the click down next to type
and select button like show in the image.
then press ok

ok now we have set up our button but it needs text so click on the text button on the text strip, select it and then clip once where you want it on the button

(hello!! used as an example) simply type and it will come out Times New Roman in black, to change it you have to -

From the boring font above
if you change the family to a font that you like
change the size thats suitable
and then change the colour relevant
and this will change it to the image below

this is now it turned out once i added all the information above

This is what it looks like if you add it to the shape
now you have set out the button but you need to properly create it in to a button my making it change

with a button it has 4 changes, up which is its normal state on a web page, then you have over which is when you hovering over it, followed by down, which is when you click on the button its self and that changes slightly, and last of all is hit but that doesn't change.

but to change the button each time you have to go though the process

when you make it a button at the beginning that does the up but now we need to do the over so simply go Insert - timeline and then keyframe (not blank keyframe) and that will change it to over, so you can change it and do the same again for down (go Insert - timeline and then keyframe (not blank keyframe) and then change the colour
last time as when you do it again for hit but this time you do not change the colour, you keep it the same (go Insert - timeline and then keyframe (not blank keyframe)

this is what i came up with:



Down and Hit

and can i say it does achally work !

'The V&A museum!

One of my new projects is to create a poster as well as many other advertisements to promote 'The Victoria and Albert Museum. I am to design it in a way that it stands out to people of the age 11-19 years of age.

Before i start this project i would like to now more about 'The V&A', and before i go up and visit the museum on the 15th of January.
This is what i found out about the museum:
The Victoria and Albert Museum was first founded in 1852, following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition the previous year. profits from the Exhibition were used to establish the new institution, exhibits were purchased to form the basis of its collections and Henry Cole, one of the masterminds of the 1851 event.
The V&A turned out to be one of the greatest museums of decorative art in the world. Its collections of ceramics, glass, textiles, dress, silver, ironwork, jewellery furniture, sculpture, paintings, prints, and photographs span the culture of Europe, North America, Asia, and North Africa, times from ancient times to present day.
The Museum of manufactures, as it was initially called, aimed to make works of art available to inspire British designers and manufactures. The first home of Museum was in 1857 it moved to its present site and was renamed 'The South Kensington Museum. The Museum expanded rapidly and in 1899 Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of a new building designed to give the Museum a grand facade. To mark the occasion it was renamed The Victoria and Albert Museum, in memory of the enthusiastic support Prince Albert gave to its foundation. The new building, by Aston Webb, was opened in 1909 and is today the familiar exterior of the Museum.
Throughout the 20th and into the 21st century the collects have continued to grow and the Museum has constantly sought new in the main entrance of the Museum. The V&A rotunda chandelier is by Dale Chihuly (b.1941), one of the most celebrated artists working in glass today. it is one of a series of such works begun in 1992. Based in Seattle, Chihuly draws on the historic techniques of the murano glass works Venice. He and his large team of assistants work in blown glass, in the most extravagant manner and richest of colours, to create dazzling sculptural statements.
Artists like Dale Chihuly and many others present there art work at the V&A!
The V&A website is

This is the piece of art that hangs
in the front entrance by Dale Chahuly
Even from a small picture you can tell that this glass sculpture is truly amazing.

(information found on the website and in the
V&A, A Hundred Highlights, guide)

Monday, 4 January 2010

flash websiters

we where asked to look at different flash websites

this is one website that i found strange but strange but interesting
its really enticing in the way that you can't stop watching u just want
to carry on watching the banana

even when
its loading i
couldn't stop

This is another website that i found, its selling cars, its really
interesting the use of colours on this page is very well done as
its not over the top, it uses purples, blues and greens so its
opposite colours that go

This next website is created for children, its called 'rabbits
go home', when you you enter this website it it all jumps out
at you, its very bright and cartooned page, its got a very
animated rabbit that squeaks, its like its made a comic
book in 3D.

This website below called spectre performance, you can tell
straight away that this website it designed for young male, you
look at this page and it looks like the cars are racing, if u turn
the sound up when entering this page and you can hear cars reeving


How the internet works!

Checking out file types

The one of the important this about my current project (web design)
Is the file types, knowing what all programs

(pronounced jay-peg) is a commonly used method of compressing photographic images. The compression algorithm is "lossy" in that information is removed from the image to assist with decreasing the file size. The greater the compression, the more information is discarded. Files that have undergone jpeg compression usually have extensions such as .jfif, .jpeg, or jpg.

Definition: One of the most commonly used and versatile graphics formats in desktop publishing, TIFF or Tagged Image File Format is a bitmap graphics format that is ideal for high resolution printing to PostScript printers and imagesetters. Originally created as a scanning format, TIFF offers great flexibility for use in page layout applications in part due to multiple color modes, multiple compression types, and cross-platform compatibility. TIFF images support both embedded paths and alpha channels which can be used to create transparent backgrounds for images in a page layout application. Bitmap graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Photo-Paint can create and edit TIFF images.

short for Graphics Interchange Format is a file format for storing graphical images up to 256 colors. It uses LZW compression which is a lossless compression method. Until the year 2004, this was covered by a patent owned by Unisys and the reason why the PNG file graphic format was invented. There are two versions of GIF both created by Compuserve. The earlier GIF 87a and the enhanced 89a which stored multiple images (thus allowing animation), and interlacing. GIF files are probably the most popular on the web being used in logos and any color images with 256 or fewer colors. For images containing text GIF tends to be better than JPG because the files tend to be smaller and JPG files usually have some degree of compression and this can make text blurry.

Portable Document Format or PDF is a file format created by Adobe Systems, Inc. PDF uses the PostScript printer description language and is highly portable across computer platforms. PDF documents have a .pdf file extension (myfile.pdf) PSD
The .psd format is the Adobe Photoshop data format which can be read on any machine that has Adobe Photoshop installed. It is cross platform and can be used on both PCs and Macs. The PSD format provides extended support for layering, alpha channels, paths, and vectors. The PSD source file included with our templates are usually in a sliced format which allows you to customize and make changes to the images on your skin. This makes it very useful for customizing your website as you see fit. If any additional fonts are required, they are included with the Photoshop file.

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform originally acquired by Macromedia and currently developed and distributed by Adobe Systems. Since its introduction in 1996, Flash has become a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages. Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, and various web page Flash components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.

HTML, which stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists etc as well as for links, quotes, and other items. It allows images and objects to be embedded and can be used to create interactive forms. It is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of "tags" surrounded by angle brackets within the web page content. It can include or can load scripts in languages such as JavaScript which affect the behavior of HTML processors like Web browsers; and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define the appearance and layout of text and other material. The W3C, maintainer of both HTML and CSS standards, encourages the use of CSS over explicit presentational markup.

Cascading Style Sheets

(CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (that is, the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can be applied to any kind of XML document, including SVG and XUL.

CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of document content (written in HTML or a similar markup language) from document presentation, including elements such as the layout, colors, and fonts. This separation can improve content accessibility, provide more flexibility and control in the specification of presentation characteristics, enable multiple pages to share formatting, and reduce complexity and repetition in the structural content (such as by allowing for tableless web design). CSS can also allow the same markup page to be presented in different styles for different rendering methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice (when read out by a speech-based browser or screen reader) and on Braille-based, tactile devices. While the author of a document typically links that document to a CSS style sheet, readers can use a different style sheet, perhaps one on their own computer, to override the one the author has specified.

CSS specifies a priority scheme to determine which style rules apply if more than one rule matches against a particular element. In this so-called cascade, priorities or weights are calculated and assigned to rules, so that the results are predictable.

These are more file types

.acv - Adobe Photoshop compensation curve file.
.adp - Microsoft Access project file / Dynamic web page.
.ai - PostScript viewer / Acrobat Illustrator vector graphics file / AIwin project file.
.amv - Audio-Video media file.
.ani - Animated cursor file.
.as - Flash ActionScript file.
.bmc - Bitmap Cache file / Embroidery image file.
.bmp - Bit-map image file.
.btm - Batch to memory file.
.cdd - Claris Draw graphics file / CVI symbol table / CADEX drawing / ConceptDraw document / UML file.
.cdl - SignLab vector graphics file / Common Data Language file / CAD Advanced Design Language file.
.cdr - CorelDRAW drawing / Raw Audio-CD.
.DS_Store - Mac OS X file describing the appearance of a folder.
.dot - Microsoft Word template.
dotm - Microsoft Word 2007 template supporting macros.
.dotx - Microsoft Word 2007 template.
.fla - Flash movie file.
m4a - Apple Inc MPEG 4 file.
.mbm - MultiBitMap file.
.qxd - QuarkXPress document.
.qxp - QuarkXPress document.
.tmb - Thumbnail image file.
.wmf - Graphics file.
.wpp - Web Plus Project file / WordPerfect colour palette file / Web Part Package file.
.xhtml - XHTML web page