The process involved the creation of Photoshop mock-ups to be used as guides. The students understand the importance of having a solid idea of what the design “should” look like before starting on the coding and how it can be a great help. It is important to remember that a website is not an image. A finished website is a flexible, moving thing, built with HTML or CSS. Photoshop gives us (and the client) an “expectation” of how a website will look – but not how it will behave. The students were also challenged to thinking about how their design would translate into code all the way through the design process - never forgetting- for a good designer, content drives design!
Archive for April, 2012
Terra Hall, 17th fl.
Community Engagement Photography is a UArts undergraduate class that fuses together elements of photography, community arts and art education. The course is firmly rooted in principles of collaboration and reciprocal learning in order to prepare students for a ten week partnership between UArts photographers and photographers ages 5-12 from Goodlands, a Latino non-profit organization in North Philadelphia.
Opening reception: May 4, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
211 South Broad Street
Enjoy the Fairmount Arts Crawl this Sunday from 2 – 6 pm in the lovely Fairmount neighborhood.
The Fairmount Arts Crawl is an annual event that attracts over 4,000 residents, visitors and art lovers alike to the Fairmount neighborhood.
Come and stroll down the avenue visiting over 45 different businesses-turned-art-venues housing over 70 installations. Along the way enjoy music, dancing, kids activities, live demonstrations and so much more!
The Fairmount Arts Crawl is an annual event sponsored by the Fairmount Community Development Corporation that transforms over 45 local businesses into art galleries for the day. The free event hosts over 70 artists and is open to the public.
In conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Van Gogh Up Close (on view through May 6), a panel of contemporary artists will discuss the significance and influence of Vincent Van Gogh’s work on living artists at a special lecture held at the museum this Friday evening, April 27.
Featured panelists include Zoe Strauss (whose photography exhibition, Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, just closed at the PMA), as well as local artist Emily Brown and Hiro Sagakuchi, a local artist and educator who also serves as the Museum’s art handler.
The portrait. Environmental, studio, candid or posed. Self or pet, color, black-and-white, alternative process or iPhone. No matter what the genre, there’s a power in a well-captured portrait, a sense of breath and life. A portrait can comfort us, unnerve us, cause us to smile, or move us to tears. Whatever the emotional response, portraits possess the capacity to connect us all through shared encounters.
National Geographic Student Expeditions announced late last week that more than 1,800 photos were submitted to the National Geographic Student Expeditions Photo Contest. Students were asked to submit a photograph that captures the spirit of exploration and discovery, accompanied by a written description of the “moment” captured and how it reflects what exploration means to them.
Of the 1,800‐plus entries that were submitted, the judges arrived at 28 finalist entries, then selected a grand-prize winner, a second place winner and a third place winner. The grand-prize winner will travel to London this summer to participate in the National Geographic Student Expeditions London Photography Workshop. See more about the prizes.
Each year Pantone, the color-matching company best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), selects a particular color to be “Color of the Year.”
This year, welcome 2012′s Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463) (Pantone 17-1463) to the list of previous annual winners. This color is being used to create a makeup line, in partnership with Sephora, as part of this announcement.
The color is chosen to purportedly connect with the zeitgeist. For example, in 2011, Honeysuckle was selected because,“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues.”
Although taking a picture is still as simple as pressing a button, the creation and consumption of images at all levels has changed drastically in the past decade, year and even months.
Most photo conferences focus on gear and technique. But something more significant has been happening around us. Digital cameras have become ubiquitous, camera phones capture more photos than stand-alone cameras, social networks have become the largest and fastest growing repositories of photos on the Internet. The impact of photography has become more significant than ever before.
Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia, organized by Technically Media Inc., with over 100 events from April 20-29. For a full listing of events during Philly Tech Week, visit phillytechweek.com. The Corzo Center and UArts are hosting over 15 events on campus.
Of these, we would like to highlight a few .
- Startup Weekend – An intense 54-hour event that focuses on team building and business idea development, often tech-related, that can form the basis of a credible business.
- Digital Performances in a Possible Future – New Paradise Laboratories will share their innovative process of integrating technology into theatrical performances.