L A – Customise a WordPress Site

TASK: Take your theme that you have installed on your hosting account and customise it as per this module. Then I want you to find some WordPress hacks that you can use to customise your website even further. The main thing with this project is to not just do things for the sake of doing them. I would like you to explain the tweaks that you have made and your reasoning for adding certain features. Please upload a Word doc along with your assignment, so that I can see why you’ve made certain decisions. Here is my site: http://www.maylinn.com/portfolio Continue reading L A – Customise a WordPress Site

L A – Working with WordPress

Task: Firstly you need to download and install WordPress. Then publish it to your web hosting account. Create a subfolder if you wish to avoid conflicts with previous websites.After all the “admin” is complete, you can start having some fun. Choose and download a theme that best suits you and install it. Then customise this theme in order to create a portfolio website for yourself. The design: My page is live her: http://www.maylinn.com/portfolio Continue reading L A – Working with WordPress

L A – Point of Sale

TASK: Part A Consider the touchpoints of your brand in general (to ensure that all the elements work together) and then focus on your packaging. Design a set of Point of Sale elements that will promote your product in-store. The set can consist of however many elements you choose. It can be in any format that you would like it to be. Please consider the following:1. Can customers clearly see your product in your Point of Sale elements?Do you use your Point of Sale to also showcase your actual product?2. Brand IntegrationDoes it integrate with the brand’s look and feel?3. … Continue reading L A – Point of Sale

L A – Packaging

TASK: Using the logo you created in Week 1 and the brochure you designed in Week 2, think about your brand and design packaging for your product. Remember that you can decide about the detail of your product. Design the product in 4 steps. Step 1 Exploration Use sketching techniques to draw thumbnails and hand in your thumbnails as scanned PDFs. Step 2 Brand integration Choose one of your thumbnails and refine your design. Place it next to your brochure and logo and see how you can merge your design with the brand identity. Also, what fundamentals of the brand … Continue reading L A – Packaging

L A – Illustration, Infographic and Brochure

TASK: Use the logo you created in Week 1 and design a brochure for your product. You may use any format you like, just make sure that the format is in line with and adds to your logo design. Your brochure must contain an illustration. This could be the infographic alone, or it could be the infographic and the rest of the brochure (in other words, the entire brochure may be illustrated if you’d like) Continue reading L A – Illustration, Infographic and Brochure

L A – Create a Logo

TASK: Develop a name for a dog food product. Design a logo for this product, using full colour. The logo must contain a main visual and typography. (Use the “People Saving Pets” logo as a guide – this does not mean your design should be the same, it is simply an example.) Follow each of the fundamental steps outlined above, in that sequence and take note of what needs to be handed in as you progress through these steps: Exploration – Use sketching techniques to draw thumbnails and hand in your thumbnails as scanned PDFs. Focus – Highlight three of … Continue reading L A – Create a Logo

L A – Market Your Website

TASK: Now that you have built and tested your website, I would like you to market it. Let’s say that your budget is NOK 10 000 (or 1800 $ US). Please do the following: Do some research on what advertising costs. You could for instance contact your local newspaper, print shop and other websites. Make a detailed list of how you would market your website. Remember to keep your budget in mind. What if you had double the budget? Come up with a second marketing strategy, this time with NOK 20 000 at your disposal. (3600 $ US) Come up … Continue reading L A – Market Your Website

L A – Coding Basics

TASK: Take the basic website you have designed in your previous two Learning Activities in this module (Learning Activity – Put Thought Into Your Design and Learning Activity – Planning the Structure) and convert that into HTML and CSS code.This will help you understand the importance between the design and the programming phase and how they work together.Don’t stress if you can’t get everything right, just do as much as you can. The design I made in Indesign: Here is the front page: Highlights the navigation links when you hover. I had some problems placing the Tomsø cityfalg in the … Continue reading L A – Coding Basics