What’s in a name?

The week before spring break Zach and I pitched two different design strategies for Ivanhoe. [See Zach’s post on a Medieval-themed design.] As part of the pitch we each designed an informational website that we could apply to the game,  but I also was trying to convince our team that we should change our name.…. Continue reading “What’s in a name?”.

An Ivanhoe Design Idea

So last week Francesca and I each pitched design for our informational website. While the bulk of our pitches focused on the look of the website, I formulated my website design (ps, as this was just a mock up it isn’t cross browser tested, sorry) to be as transferable as possible (or desired).  Had we gone…. Continue reading “An Ivanhoe Design Idea”.

On Stemmatics

So this is a git network graph. Specifically, it is the network graph for Ivanhoe from c. 20 February to 1 March. The blue line is our Develop branch and the various branches are features, projects, etc. The first little pink dot is my first branch.  While programming development is far from complete, I forked…. Continue reading “On Stemmatics”.

Praxis Weekly Digest #2

This week, Praxis has made some very exciting progress.  Eliza, Scott, and Veronica continue to work on our WordPress Theme.  As Veronica mentioned in her post, “Foreign Languages and Ivanhoe Progress,” the challenge the Development team faces this week is figuring out how to create links between moves which respond to other moves.  For instance,…. Continue reading “Praxis Weekly Digest #2”.

Websites, Media Buttons, and Logos – oh my!

Last week I took a different approach to design. Instead of wireframing in html, Stephanie and I decided to break out the colored pencils and tap into our creative side. First, we worked on creating an Ivanhoe logo. Inspired by the original website  – Stephanie and I modified the header by focusing in on the “I”…. Continue reading “Websites, Media Buttons, and Logos – oh my!”.

Faulty Format or User Error?

As you’ve already learned from Stephanie’s post  team delegates (Stephanie & Eliza) have been wireframing ideas for Ivanhoe since we’ve decided on creating a plugin for WordPress. But before this happened, the entire team brainstormed the features that we would like to see included in our final product. As we became animated about our “must haves”…. Continue reading “Faulty Format or User Error?”.

We wish you a merry CSSmas!

While I plan on taking some time off over Christmas and New Year’s to be with family and friends, I also plan on fine-tuning my programing skills over the break. At the suggestion of Jeremy the first step is diving into tutorials (which involves equal part determination and motivation). As you may have gathered from my…. Continue reading “We wish you a merry CSSmas!”.

Lessons for Christmas: A Sawzall Solves All

Christmas, this year, is for building stuff. Today’s work orbits around three projects: building my new dining room table, finishing off a bike I am building for someone, and building some stuff in CSS. 

Better :focus

Whenever I’ve taught folks how to do some basic HTML and CSS, the first thing they want to change are the styles for links on the page. And who can blame them? The default colors for links are pretty lame, as you can see in my first example page on CodePen. For those who don’t…. Continue reading “Better :focus”.

Tongue-tied in CSS

Learning programming languages is both exciting, fascinating, and a bit overwhelming for me. While I find that I’m typically pretty good at learning new languages I’m having difficulty getting energized about learning the back end of building what we see on the web. Ironically, one of the main reasons I applied for Praxis was to…. Continue reading “Tongue-tied in CSS”.