Provide your name, major, year in school.
Catherine Herlihy, Majoring in Communication Design, Minoring in Drama, Senior
Tell us a bit about your background and what prompted you to take this class.
I have no background in coding, but since I am a Communication Design major, most of my senior classmates took this class last year. I heard great things, and liked the idea of learning a bit of coding, so here I am!
Do you have any experience with HTML/CSS/JS? If so, tell us a bit about it.
Nope! No experience with any of the above.
Name one thing you hope to learn in this class.
The basics of building a website without using a tool like Squarespace (if that's a thing).
Name one way you expect designing for screen to be different from designing for paper.
Less imagining what a final product will look like printed, and being able to see in real-time if design tweaks are succesfful.
Provide a link to a website you think exemplifies effective design. Explain your choice.
https://www.airbnb.com/: I think Airbnb's website exemplifies effective design because it has a very user-friendly interface and also is visually appealing.
Provide a link to a website you think exemplifies effective communication. Explain your choice.
https://spark.adobe.com/ : Adobe Spark's website exemplifies effective communication because it clearly explains how the app can be used, while also mimicking the style of the app's presentations.
Provide a link to a website you think works well. Explain your choice.
https://www.canva.com/ : You may not be able to see the interface without an account, but Canva is a website that I think works beautifully well because it is like Illustrator simplified. All the elements are easy to find, download, and share. I use it for my job, so thank goodness it works well!