Pittsburg State University | Graphics & Imaging Technologies Students

Monday, December 13, 2010

Final Website

For our final website in website design we got to choose any subject we wanted whether it be fictional or not. I chose to do my final site over a fictional catering company call ARJ catering. I used several special features in my site including a large image background, email link, twitter link, and rollover images.
Take a look here:

If you want to check out more of my work go here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Group Site

We had another assignment where we were put into group and had to design a website in Dreamweaver. Each of us in the group took on a different role. Each of us made a different page and someone also made a blog. All group projects are learning experiences! I had a really good time with this project and my group!
Here is a link to our site http://www.psuwebdesigners.com/fall_2010/visitthewild/ Check it out!

WordPress Site

We had an assignment where we were supposed to create a wordpress site.
I designed my wordpress site to be a portfolio site. Here is a little preview!

Here is the link to check it out! http://arjohnsondesign.wordpress.com/

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some of My Work

Monday, November 15, 2010

Social Media is getting stronger

At the Four States Regional Technology Conference, Joe Grisby the emerging media director of VML, came and spoke about the impact of emerging media. VML is a full service digital marketing agency in Kansas City and Joe Grisby is in charge of just a part of what this company does. VML is using education and technology to connect to an audience with an intent of making an impact. Technology is the platform for how we make things happen. Grisby said that emerging media is consumer trends that transform how they connect to content, each other, and broader society. Social and Mobile are the two most popular used ways consumers use to connect with one another.

In 2010 66% of all media was digital and it is estimated that 80% of all media with be digital in 2020. Media consumption trends continue to shift to digital and those participating in social media increases with each generation. It seems that from birth children can be involved with social media when their parent post a picture of them on facebook or on their blog. Facebook is such a highly popular product that there are over 500 million users and if facebook was a country is would be the 3rd largest in the world. Social media is a way to influence consumers. Most consumers have more trust in other consumers than in what the company is advertising about its product.

Mobile phones are everywhere. You see people walking on the street and almost everyone has a phone in their hand either texting or on the phone. Grisby was at a conference in New York and wanted some pictures of people using cell phones so he stepped out side and within a few minutes had over ten pictures of people using their phones and most were texting. Texting has surpassed email, phone, and face to face for girls from ages 12-17. Consumers can do everything from their phones today. They can shop online, check their facebook, have a gps, order food, and many more things.

Companies and business need to keep social media in mind when it comes to marketing their products but it has such a large impact on todays consumers.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

custom blogs

If you don't have a knack for design or don't have the time for the set up of a blog you can always find someone who does. There are some people out there that will design your blog for you, but its for a price. The Design Girl Studio will customize a blogger site for $75 dollars and this includes a custom template, custom header, recoloring of text and links and a custom blog template. She also has many other services available like logo design, stationary, and print.
http://thedesigngirlstudio.blogspot.com/ Check out her stuff here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Types of blogs

A business blog is very professional looking it usually contains the color scheme of the business so that it ties in with everything else.

A portfolio blog includes examples and images of what the person has created or done. It also tells what they can do and a little about themselves

Five tutorial blogs

  • WpRecipes.com
  • www.vectordiarys.com
  • Indesignsecrets.com
  • http://premiere-pro-tutorials.blogspot.com/
  • http://webtutorialtool.blogspot.com/