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It’s taking shape!

http://amybenjamin.org/final/ My final site is starting to take shape. I did some very scientific user testing. Ok really, I had my roommate take a look and play around on the site. But she said it’s very easy to figure out … Continue reading

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Initial Design Page

My design page can be found here. I worked a good bit on other pages of my site. But I had a major setback when I went to upload the site. Nothing showed up. I tried a variety of different … Continue reading

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Photoshop ills and survey potential

I spent some time working on my site set-up this week. Photoshop skills still elude me. I’m trying to make a header with two images blended or gradiented together. But despite watching several tutorials (all of which have way different … Continue reading

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Hand Coloring and Vignetting

I’m getting the hang of this Photoshop stuff! So far I have been focusing on hand-coloring a photo. I vignetted it as well and I like how the two techniques really make the subject stand out. Here’s the original. I … Continue reading

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Images

I left last class feeling pretty good about Photoshop and excited to use a new tool. I’m sure when I go back in to meddle with some images for next week’s assignments, I will still find that I have a … Continue reading

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Digital History musings

Last weekend I presented a paper at the Virginia Forum in Williamsburg, VA. The Forum is for scholars of Virginia history. I was really impressed by some of the digital history being performed in our state and thought I would … Continue reading

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Dingbats and Color Palettes

I spent some time finishing the site from last class. I’m pretty excited that I’m starting to feel more comfortable with the HTML and CSS basics. A huge thank you to Mark and Pearl for sharing their tips with the … Continue reading

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Another reason to love Google?

My type project I wrote last week about how much I really liked fontspace.com as a place to grab fonts. However, for my typography page, I ended up using Google fonts. I ended up really liking 2 fonts I found … Continue reading

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Font Inspiration

First off a big thanks to Kim who commented on Josh’s post about the site fontspace.com as a place to go to download free fonts. What I liked about the site was the different categories you could search through. I … Continue reading

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Typography and My Portfolio

My Portfolio Thoughts on Typography I have never consciously considered the font of a webpage, paper, etc. in very much detail. I have fonts that I like and fonts that I dislike but in general my papers are written in … Continue reading

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