February 10, 2006


FILES RECEIVED as of approximately 11:59 PM, 02.10.06

STUPIX (student pix) sites

1 jessie (site no longer accessible)
2 gary (temporary reprieve)
3 ana
4 lindsay
5 jessica
6 sachiyo (rec'd Saturday evening)
7 miho
8 jere
9 steve
10 martina
11 rita
12 sanna
13 kelsey
14 michael
15 alice
16 mia
17 jinita
18 kari
19 britten
20 sarah
21 julia

CAUGHT: photoshop exercise

 1 jessie
2 gary- NOT IN (temporary reprieve)
3 ana
4 lindsay
5 jessica- NOT IN
6 sachiyo- NOT IN
7 miho
8 jeremiah
9 steve
10 martina
11 rita
12 sanna
13 kelsey
14 michael
15 alice
16 mia
17 jinita
18 kari
19 britten
20 sarah
21 julia


1. julia: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jtapper/FINAL%20TEST/index.html and: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jtapper/TESTT/web-content/index.html

2. kari: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~kbsilb/test/ and http://www-personal.umich.edu/~kbsilb/test/test/web-content/

3. jere: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jerecj/test/

4. jessica: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jbrums/test/

5. rita: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ritalong/test/

6. sarah: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~storresa/testforphoebe/

7. michael: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mcrado/test/

8. jinita: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~sjinita/Test/Test/web-content/

9. martina: http://www.ravenblond.com/martina/test.html

10. kelsey: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~kelseype/test/index.html

11. mia: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~miaschon/test/web-content/

12. miho: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~miwata/test/

13. lindsay: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~farrilin/test/index.html
14. sanna: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~aemart/test/
15. alice: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~akrich/test/index.html
16. steve: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~michkatz/TEST/index.html
17. britten: http://brittenstringwell.com/test/netirb.html
18. ana: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~delanana/test/index.html




1. britten's blog: http://brittenstringwell.blogspot.com

Posted by phoebeg at 11:32 AM | Comments (0)

IMPORTANT: I'm serious.

Yesterday's in-class exercises comprised a test, and an important one.

Your work was due yesterday at the end of class, yet I have not received all of your responses.
You must have everything in by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
After that, your submissions will be bounced back.

I must know what you are able and unable to do BY YOURSELF.

DO NOT get help from any source- especially friends or other classmates.

I am depressed that I even have to mention this. You are college students. At times, it is appropriate and even encouraged that you help one another, and at other times, it is absolutely forbidden. You were told this in class.

If you sought and received help, it will most likely be obvious.

Your work may be graded down, and you will have to take a different test on Tuesday.

I will also accept your homework (due yesterday as well) until midnight tonight.

Posted by phoebeg at 10:52 AM | Comments (0)

hey, you.

Is your test picture in this gallery? (controls lower right) If not, you've got a problem- we had a graded test today. I will accept your submissions via e-mail (both your jpegs AND links to your test pages) until FRIDAY MIDNIGHT.

AS YOU KNOW FULL WELL, your student websites were also due today. If yours is not on THIS PAGE, send me your links by FRIDAY MIDNIGHT or your work will immediately drop a full grade.

sorry if my sites are clunky- I'm experimenting with PhotoShop automation. and no one's gonna grade me! woo-hoo!

Damn. That's college for ya.

Posted by phoebeg at 12:30 AM | Comments (0)

February 07, 2006

other web tools

Sites can easily be generated with PhotoShop and the new apple program, iWeb (part of iLife '06). we will discuss this.

Posted by phoebeg at 03:01 PM | Comments (0)

February 05, 2006

things just got EASIER!

I've decided to make your assignment MUCH easier. You only need to create a site including the people in your group of 4 or 5 students (see below)

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'VE RESPONDED TO QUESTIONS SENT BY THOSE IN YOUR GROUP. Sorry to those who have finished all 22 pages of their project--- convince me to give you extra credit.

In the "digital clinic" on Tuesday 3:30-6:30, room 2006, we will be working on a simple site- here's a preview link (I haven't quite finished it). I'll send you files and we'll go through it step by step.



Ana Ricio Del Angel

Britten Roger Stringwell

Gary Dale Blackburn Jr.

Jeremiah Christian Jaroch


Jessica Nicole Garfinkel

Miho Iwata

Jinita Mitesh Shah

Julia Meryl Tapper

Kari Beth Silbergleit


Kelsey Peters

Lindsay Carroll Farris

Steven Andrew Katz

Martina Liskova


Rita Mercedes Long

Sachiyo Hase

Sanna Martin

Jessie Abrams


Sarah Sullivan-Torres

Alice Kathryn Richardson

Michael Christopher Rado

Mia E. Schon

Posted by phoebeg at 11:46 AM | Comments (0)

January 31, 2006

all about you students.

(you can find this assignment on CTools as well)

YOU are responsible for designing and implementing a website about the students in this class. What does the site require? I'd say at least the following:

- a main page
- a navigation menu of some sort
- ONE WHOLE PAGE devoted to each and every student (there are 22 of them)

Content is information. You already have some information about each student- their names and pictures. How can you beef up your content? Put on your sleuthing togs and do a bit of investigatory journalism. Not too personal or invasive, thank you.

Some ideas: - talk to your classmates. get to know them.
- shy? IM them.
- feeling professional? send an e-mail request for a formal interview.
- feeling nosy? check out their websites or blogs.


- Limit yourself to a palette of TWO BASIC COLORS (as we did when colorizing the photos in our ground-breaking remote class this morning). - you are all working with the same basic material, yet you are IN COMPETITION with your classmates to make the best-looking and most interesting site. How will you distinguish yourself? The answer is: make a site that is interesting and looks good to YOU. Maybe you want to take a survey of the students and find out what they ate for dinner last night. I can imagine taking this idea and turning it in to a fascinating site. Whatsamatta? you can't? well, think of something better, then!

- MY ADVICE: Carry out this project as independently as you can. Your ideas will not seem so fresh when you've copied from someone else. If you are willing to make an effort and it is obvious to me that you are, I'll give you all the help you need. I do not always respond well to students who repeatedly ask the same questions about things we've already covered. YOU'RE IN COLLEGE ALREADY. I AM NOT HERE TO SPOON-FEED you this stuff. I expect you to be able to take the initiative to figure things out by yourself when you're stumped. THE FUTURE FAVORS A SELF-MOTIVATED LEARNER. Especially in a field like digital media, when things are constantly changing.

- figure out how you're going to approach this project. Theme (content), color scheme, typography, layout, etc. etc. Bring me a copy of your sketches/plans ON THURSDAY February 1, 2006
- Tuesday, February 7, 2006: research and content all gathered. pages created, internal links made.
- Thursday, February 9, 2006: any glitches ironed out, everything is working, design is tweaked, site is uploaded and functioning.

Any files you need can be found here.
Also, the link to Michael's excercise.

Posted by phoebeg at 03:12 PM | Comments (0)

January 23, 2006

tips for animated gifs: 2

When you load your page to the server, has your gif lost its animated quality? Is it still and lifeless? Perhaps you have used "save" or "save as" rather than "save optimized:"

Posted by phoebeg at 12:53 PM | Comments (0)

tips for animated gifs: 1

do you have a jerky gif? try the following:

Posted by phoebeg at 12:49 PM | Comments (0)

January 20, 2006

criminal transformed

Alright then. I continued working on the animated gif file comprised of the two photographs of the criminal named "Humberto."

I placed the gif on a webpage and uploaded it just for you: humberto.

By the way, here is an article by Linda Weinman (Peach Pit Press) about creating animated gifs. The process is explained with PhotoShop 7, but you'll get the idea just fine.

Posted by phoebeg at 01:23 PM | Comments (0)