Saturday, July 30, 2011

layout 1st attempt

Just a rough idea of a possible layout. Please voice your opinions. I also have no intention of even suggesting the image used in the cover i just wanted an idea of what it could look like

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CSS Questions

1. How do you set the background colour of your website? You use the following tag body {background-color = #FFF}

2. How do you set a background image and repeat it horizontally?

body{background-color: #FFCC66;
background-image: url("butterfly.gif");background-repeat: repeat-x

3. How do you set the font size of all paragraphs to be 14px? body {font-size: 14px;}

4. How do you underline text? h1 {text-decoration: underline;}

5. What is a pseudo-class? A pseudo-class allows you to take into account different conditions or events when defining a property for an HTML tag.

6. How do you set the colour of all links on your website to be red? a:link {color: red;}

7. How do you set the roll-over colour of all links to be orange? a:hover {color: orange}

8. What is the Box Model? The box model in CSS describes the boxes which are being generated for HTML-elements. The box model also contains detailed options regarding adjusting margin, border, padding and content for each element.

9. What are the two ways we can increase space around content?

body{margin-top: 100px; margin-right: 40px; margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 70px;}

body {margin:100px 40px 10px 70px;}

10. What is the purpose of the ‘div’ tag? The
tag defines a division or a selection in a HTML document. It is often used to group block-elements to format them with styles.

11. When is a 'class' more appropriate to use than an 'id'? When dealing with larger amounts of information class is often more appropriate. Id is more so used for unique bits of code to define a unique style.

12. What is a floating element and when is it useful? An element can be floated to the right or to left by using the property float. That is to say that the box with its contents either floats to the right or to the left in a document. Used for the placing of images and text to make a neat and tidy page.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


The typeface used for the title was big caslon medium

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Online Jobs

Gainsborough Studio, Adelaide

The role will include a variety of photographic artwork and retouching tasks as well as designing wedding albums, merchandising, promotional material, press ads, web graphics, flyers, multi-page documents and liaising with customers on a day to day basis.

To be successful candidates must have tertiary qualifications in Graphic Design or a related field coupled with demonstrated skills and abilities in producing high quality art work.
* Experience with Adobe CS5 (CS3 min) especially Photoshop & in design
* The ability to accept feedback
* Exceptional attention to detail
* Good communication skills
* Reliability
* Ability to work to deadlines
* The ability to generate ideas and concepts
* Ability to work autonomously
* Exceptional customer relationship skills
If you are looking for a new challenge where your input will be highly valued please forward your application, with five pdf examples of your work.
For this application i would forward the photoshop pieces that I have completed. This application would require a digital portfolio.
Est. advertising company requires graphic designer.
P.c platform, excellent opportunity. Casual hours 20-30 hrs a week. Must have abn. $25hr starting base rate.
No job requirements are listed. As there is no requirements listed I would simply include what I believe to be my best works inside my portfolio. It is most likely that a printed portfolio will be needed as there is no online contact for a digital copy to be sent.

Auto spares warehouse in Slacks Creek
We require that you must be at an intermediate level in the following programs:
-Adobe Photoshop

Previous experience in a similar role or TAFE qualifications are necessary for this position.
Because all three programs are essential I believe I may include any work that I feel is exceptional in both form and function. Both I believe will be necessary in this case. Digital for the initial application and a printed copy for the interview.

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