As the Online Resource Coordinator for the Learning and Teaching Office at Ryerson University, I am responsible for producing monthly issues of “The LTO Best Practices Series,” an education newsletter aimed at the faculty and teaching staff of Ryerson University. I designed the layout and graphics and research and write the material contained in each issue. January 2010 marked our inaugural issue.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sunday, January 11, 2009
When I first began designing my website, I decided to build the look and structure of the website around one image, aiming to keep the pages uniform and simple. I also wanted an image that would be visually pleasing and reflect my interest in photography and design.
After going back through my image archives, I settled on a photo I had taken of my Kodak Brownie camera shortly after I had acquired it. I added my own text and used it to make an image map for my site’s splash page. I removed all the text and simplified the lines and colors in Photoshop, using the resized image as a template for the buttons on the site’s menus. I added a rollover effect on the buttons to create the impression of a shutter snapping.