My interactive work throughout 2010 was challenging and rewarding.
AN INTERACTIVE GAME
Our class were to construct a simple flash game.Flash was at first a little daunting but once the action scripts were understood, to a point, constructing a simple shooter game was easy. I started using Action script 3 and the whole class had no end of trouble, so we used Action script 2 which was a lot easier and more stable to use.
I constructed 2 shooter games both with a slight variation. The first one has the user simply aim a cross hair onto a dogs mess and click, the image would then disappear while making a farting sound. The process then repeats. The second variation replaced the dogs mess with an image of Justine Beiber. The process is exactly the same as the first game.
Click on the image to have some fun….
Having only had experience with Microsoft Front Page through a correspondence course, I found learning in the classroom more stimulating and rewarding while creating websites from brief to wire frame to the finished product that others can enjoy. Now I am starting to understand from a designers point of view just how much goes into the process of creating a site.
During 2010 I was asked to redesign 2 web sites of my choice and create 3 designs starting with a brief then 3 wire frames and then 3 mock ups.
I chose the Little Yarra Steiner School and Marie Lumsden-Keys an Artist. I used Adobe Illustrator for the wire frames and for the mock ups. I also used Adobe Kuler to obtain swatches to work out what was complimentary to an overall theme to the websites.
Click here for the Little Yarra Steiner School brief with 3 sample sites
Click here for Marie Lumsden-Keys brief with 2 website samples
I have also made a mock Jethro Tull website using Dreamweaver which I had a small amount of trouble with at first because I hadn’t setup a proper site root folder after which everything worked as per normal…. Click here for the Jethro Tull website links.
I enjoy creating websites as they can be a challenge. There may be variations on themes but no two sites are the same and with the construction of a website also comes trial and errors. Even the most experienced of designers can have problems even with a simple update.