Monday, May 9, 2011

few capital letters to sort out...may take a while :)

Kelly's website

-It's me, online, sweet.

My sweet site!

be prepared to enter the globs of my mind


Ali's Site 5_9_11

Here is my new photography website and final project for this class...have a great Summer everyone!!!


Flowers that grow in the Snow

Justine's website

amos website

Oakin's F***in' Awesome Website

my website

Monday, May 2, 2011

Ali's Sites 5_2_11

This guy's site for black & white photography is pretty neat. I like the categories he uses to organize his work. I also love how big his photos are, and you only see one at a time. He fades the photo when you click to view the next photo, which is a really nice transition as well. His work is really amazing...take a look!

Awesome Story

If you don't know Banksy check him, anyway here's a great story.

"Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a great and glorious nation. Favourite amongst his subjects was the court painter of whom he was very proud. Everybody agreed this wizzened old man pianted the greatest pictures in the whole kingdom and the king would spend hours each day gazing at them in wonder. However, one day a dirty and dishevelled stranger presented himself at the court claiming that in fact he was the greatest painter in the land. The indignant king decreed a competition would be held between the two artists, confident it would teach the vagabond an embarrassing lesson. Within a month they were both to produce a masterpiece that would out do the other. After thirty days of working feverishly day and night, both artists were ready. They placed their paintings, each hidden by a cloth, on easels in the great hall of the castle. As a large crowd gathered, the king ordered the cloth be pulled first from the court artist’s easel. Everyone gasped as before them was revealed a wonderful oil painting of a table set with a feast. At its centre was an ornate bowl full of exotic fruits glistening moistly in the dawn light. As the crowd gazed admiringly, a sparrow perched high up on the rafters of the hall swooped down and hungrily tried to snatch one of the grapes from the painted bowl only to hit the canvas and fall down dead with shock at the feet of the king. ’Aha!’ exclaimed the king. ’My artist has produced a painting so wonderful it has fooled nature herself, surely you must agree that he is the greatest painter who ever lived!’ But the vagabond said nothing and stared solemnly at his feet. ’Now, pull the blanket from your painting and let us see what you have for us,’ cried the king. But the tramp remained motionless and said nothing. Growing impatient, the king stepped forward and reached out to grab the blanket only to freeze in horror at the last moment. ’You see,’ said the tramp quietly, ’there is no blanket covering the painting. This is actually just a painting of a cloth covering a painting. And whereas your famous artist is content to fool nature, I’ve made the king of the whole country look like a clueless little twat."
Banksy (Wall and Piece)


this is for everyone as a present from me to them. keep ridin'


Extremely Advanced Writing

This is Jim Carrey's web site. Its absolutely ridiculous. It utilizes a lot of javascript and flash in really interesting ways. I feel like web design like this is really great, yet the writing for it must be extremely advanced. These kind of sites are wicked artistic and creative.


this is a site for photographers, it sells you the template I think... couldn't see easily the cost and suspect it is suspect in fine print

here is one example from it and the links don't work unless you have to sign in specifically for this one...

this one was not as bad though most I looked at took ages to load images...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


this is a site made by skateboarders for their own private training facility.
the berrics

Monday, April 25, 2011

I forgot to post before class
This guy's crazy. I guess he's a wrestler/artist/poet or something. He goes on and on about weird stuff, but his paintings are great.

Very cool use of Lightbox

In this site, Mattias Fredriksson Photography, you can click on his pictures and using Lightbox, create your own slideshow, which you can download as a pdf. Just click on the Lightbox link at the top right and it will give you easy instructions.


Liz'z Post

Well, I just "launched" my first site, so I'm going to post that this week. This class has been so much fun and I'm looking forward to creating my next couple of sites.

Sidewalk Penny Studio

great video on a great site.

this is a skate video of these two goofy guys who come up with some cool tricks... also the site vimeo is a great video hosting site. i prefer it over youtube.



this is a cool site where you can go and just breath. and relax and it looks cool too...

do as one



Ali's Sites 4_25_11

I love this site for candid children's photography! I especially like the slideshow at the beginning...


cool trends for web sites

This site has many good ideas for modernizing your site. Many of these techniques are used in very popular contemporary sites and could help boost the aesthetic properties of your site.

one good, one not so

This is nice for easy access to endless categories, it is well organized and easy to find things. Can't go wrong with Richard Avedon I suppose.

This one is not the best only because the menu bar is sideways and I don't want look at it but otherwise the photos are nice and color is subdued and easy to look at

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


this is a group of skaters from southern vermont. i like the set up of the site the worble

Monday, April 18, 2011

i really enjoyed what i saw on carolyn's website, the flash and the thumbnails, it also reminded me of what Alyce was doing with her website.


i like the way its navigated. everything is all on one page and you just have to scroll through it.

very cool click-free website

This is an extremely cool website, you don't have to click your mouse at all. Simply move your mouse around and see what happens!

Ali's Sites 4_18_11

I know this is a retail site, but it also has a ton of fun and unique art pieces...I really like the background texture and the colored ribbons that distinguish the categories and tabs. There is a lot of material on this site, but I think that it is organized really well and is easy to navigate.

~ Ali

Just a cool website for anyone who likes animated gifs

This will take awhile to load

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Art Supply Company

This week I'm posting an encaustics company website because its easy to use and the layout as alot going on without being to overwhelming. I also like the black background on this site, since the products are silver and bright colours.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Flash Collection

I know that we aren't really using Flash in this class, but this site has some really impressive work on it.

Some stuff is in Japanese and the site is kind of hard to navigate. First you have to click on a code someone has posted. This brings you to a page with the code, and to the right of that you click the play button to start it. Once it loads, most of them react to moving or clicking your mouse in some way. Some are amazing.

one relative link and one just interesting

this was different I am not sure if it is flash but I like how the menu bar pops out, I don't think I have seen a site like this before, takes some getting used to I suspect but seems a little too distracting because it pops over the main image you want to view, maybe if it were above the image...

this link is just interesting, not relative but cool...wonder who is looking at these :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011


This site is easy to maneuver through and very clean with all the information they need to get across to their clients.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

another by Alyce

I like the photo gallery he has on here. Interesting home page... and amazing guitar player :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Liz'z pick this week

This is Dale Chihuly the most amazing glass blower. I like the use of black and the look of the floating image on the main page. I also like that in the darkest, you can see any division. (ie "boxes")


This site is fairly simple and easy to get around in, the only critique I would give it is that in the architecture screen, there is no where that tells you where the photo has been taken or what building or city that the building lives in.


Too Much!!

There was so much info and it was so choppy and unorganized, I wasn't really sure who was doing the writing and what they were trying to convey. Who's web site is this and what are they trying to tell us or sell us......I'm not sure.


hidden info

this site has hidden menu that appear when you hover over them also when the mouse is on a photo words of who/what the image is of appear. It was not all that clear at first but seemed interesting after a bit.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Menu options

Photography site, I was scoping out the drop menus that she uses as part of her navigation.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Liz'z Post

I love the look of their site. Their nag bar is fun with the pieces of paper and the image block in the middle. Clean and fun.

Ali's Sites 3_21_11

I like the layout of this site, but I don't like that you have to scroll to the right to view the photos. I like the logos and the variety of fonts as well.

one good, one not

this is a good site if there are a lot of categories for images.

this was a site I thought might be good but ended up weird, busy and not that great to navigate.

- led zep's official website. The design is simplistic but really shows great use of web design and differnt elements like javascript. The navigation is also very clever and easy to use.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

cool scroll box

I kinda stumbled upon (tho not with this guy from phish's site. Hes got a cool scroll box I like where the owls head moves with the text:

and his tour announcement video is funny too:

one thing i don't like about this website is that the pictures are just between too big and just right. the up and down scroll throws me off and is a bit distracting, if she were to just resize her pictures a tiny bit it wouldn't show up and it would look amazing.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nashville Mafia

nashville mafia

A cool guy with a tattoo-like style, the site is super dark but it kinda works out that way. Shows his artwork individually as well as have a small caption about each one.

smooth easy site

I like this for the uncluttered, clean look and for the large size of the thumbnails and fast loading, sharp images. There is also an option to make it full screen that I like as well as the > that appears only when the mouse goes on the sides.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Liz'z website this week

Let me start by saying I don't like starbucks coffee but their website is cool. I like the way when you roll over stuff things slide up or over. It's very interactive, keeping you the page, rolling over stuff. And I kind of like the layout too.

Japanese Barcodes
This website's design is pretty amazing, especially the barcodes page.

Ali's Sites 3_14_11

This is a very soft, mellow, photography website. I like how she has two large photos shown at a time. Very easy site to navigate.


this site is a bit different from what I've seen, took a minute to get used to it but I thought it was good and loaded fairly fast

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Design Mania

check out this sweet site. it has a pretty simple design, but is organized very well. also its a great place to discover new design elements and creative solutions which could be used to enhance your pages.

-Coty Marsh the Darsh


This site had all kinds of odd things. The menu bar was kind of cool yet annoying because you couldn't get away from the have to see it to know what I'm talking about. There was dark music, different for each page. And on top of all that the art was dark. However, the site and the art combined made me intrigued.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

i found this last night while stumbling. its just a compilation of seriously cool web design help sites

Ali's Website Pick 3.9.11

This is not an artist's website, but it's closer to what I have in mind for my own teacher site. I love how clean and simple it is, very straight-forward and full of great information. I also love the color scheme.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Liz'z Post

This one scrolls forever but I like it. I like the "collection" feel of all the images in neat boxes.

photographer site

I like how "next >" appears where ever you put the arrow on an image. It takes time to load but is simple and clean. Seems many get away from the drop down menus and make a list of everything in small print to the side. Not sure which is better but I am liking the ease of wherever your mouse is the next button is...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Interesting by Maggi

Really cool alien feel when you hover over the tabs that follows the alien theme. The top of the site shows the web site, but the font is really hard to read.


Interesting Design Schemes and Typography

There are some strong design elements on this site which utilize space well, and some great examples of modern typography. These things can be useful while designing a site which features advanced design.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dave Werner

Dave Werner's portfolio, interesting, uses a bit of flash in a funky way.


Monday, February 28, 2011


this site is most likely what javascript i will be using for my website, as long as i can figure it out :P
its called scrollable and it is where you can scroll using either an arrow or a "next/previous" button where images slide to the right.

examples of this script are:

Javascript Ideas

This site has different ideas and codes for slide show stuff for websites. Not sure if they all work or what not...

cool pics!

Although the art is really neat, it would be nice if there was some sort of writing that explains the photo, where it is, the place it was taken, and when it was taken.

Javascript gallery

this seems to be a newly developed software using flash I believe, may have some glitches but generally seemed nice. There are demos to see what it is like

the first site bellow is one that came up when I googled gallery slide - the two links after are from that site and the last one gives a good example with a large image and thumbnails beneath the image but I would like the thumbnails to the right and vertical.

Liz'z post for 2/28

This is a local design group that has a great colour palette and uses different layouts for their pages, 2 &3 column, thumbnail etc. I also like the way you can click through screen shots of their website designs under portfolio.

javascript drop down menu

I am not sure if this is what Bethany had in mind for finding with googling but it looks like it might be helpful, the only problem is there are no examples of how they work so I want to ask her before

this site above was better as it gave little demos of how they work so assume it makes more sense.

and this one above might answer questions, not sure if it is a good source but looks helpful. here is another that might be helpful but will check with bethany and delete the ones that might not help

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I chose this site just because of the javascript that enables the whole site or screen to scroll by using the back and forth arrows or simply by dragging the scroll bar at the bottom of the page back and forth to where you want to go. It's clean, super easy to navigate and by using the scroll bar at the bottom you control how fast or slow you move through the site.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Does anyone know anything about our paper that we were supposed to do this week? I haven't heard back from Bethany yet. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

i love her entire site, the way her photos slide, how sleek and clean it is, how everything feels fresh, and I like how her site fits with her personal style.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Keita Morimoto

A very simple site, which works along side the artwork.

Ali's Sites 2_14_11

I like the layout of her site - her jewelry is in different collections like necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. I also like the color scheme - very bright and cheerful.

Beehive Collective

A really neat non-profit organization of artists. They work in many different media types and do design work for environmental/social/political causes.

sweet website


Two Thumbs Down or

Not sure which one because the browser says one and the website says another. Also, they don't have the content they say they do and their pictures don't get any larger than thumbnails so you have to squint to see. There are also a lot of links that take you away from the main site.

No Good,


mick and keith :)

I just liked the way these looked. you scroll down for everything laid out but have the option to click on galleries, videos etc - though they weren't working on mick's site... Also like the separation of Mick and then Jagger is down below over the top of the photo and a different color.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Photography Websites

Here is a cool website that has links and ideas along with staring your own website. Also applications and such full of readings.


I've been browsing through sites and found this one to be interesting because each picture can be painted by the viewer with the interactive paint brush. I like how the clouds, birds and people are animated, but not overly done.

For a fun website lets you do a number of things from sketch and paint to manipulate the moves of breakdancers.


New Website

Studio 360 from NPR just launched this new website. I like the top feature with the slices on the side.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

I think when I look at photographer's website I really enjoy it when they're simple and to the point, and when they show a bit of their style at the same time.
This is what I like about this website:

Monday, February 7, 2011

This website is different. The illustrator animated one of her own. I like the crazy version better than the lazy. She made her site unique.

sweet site with many free popular fonts:

jake and dinos

i like their stye

i like the way her website is split into different categories, and how sleek it is and that its centered, even if it is a tumblr.

The MoMA

I chose the Museum of Modern Art website as a strong example of a good website. Since millions of people view this site it really needs to be universally understood and not complicated. I think that the site is very interactive and definitely user friendly for most ages.

Jeannie Phan

Simple, sleek, easy to get around. I like it.

Alyce's site for an artist I like how this is a simple site with categories for her art. Straightforward and to the point, nice calm background colors that don't take away from her artwork.

Ali's Website Pick 2.7.11

Here's a really simple and easy to navigate photographer's website:

I like how her name and contact info is clear and one of the first things you see. I also like how she has a few strong images on her home page with the right side being a slideshow. The thumbnails make it easy to look at a glance at all of her work, and then you can click on the ones you want to enlarge.

Clean and simple.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Crazy Work

Still don't love all the ins and outs of this site, but the work is pretty incredible!


Not the best

The art is nice, but I think it should be shown in thumbnails, then you can click if you like it. The pics. are too big, they should fit the screen, I don't like having to scroll up and down to see one picture.


Reading 2.7.2011

Understanding Web Design

Thinking Outside the Grid
Huge collection of Banksy works:

Friday, February 4, 2011

The sky's the limit!

I know we are gocusing on artists but I keep finding other website I think work well. My pick this week is NASA The front page has so much going on, that it kinda feels like a control panel of a space ship. An they have a black ground site that's easy to read.

Monday, January 31, 2011

the web page

i thought the overall style of the website fit really well with his self-image

Zhou Fan

It's hard to find a good artist's website that isn't just a Blogger, Tumblr, or Flickr page. But here's one anyway.

I really don't like how there seems to be no way to see the pictures at higher resolution. It's a clean layout, th0ugh.

Not so good site

Here is a site that I thought wasn't that great. It had too much writing for me along with colors that didn't match. It also was unorganized which can be a problem for navigation.

another by Alyce

In some way it makes sense that Jeff Clarke's contact info is part of the permanent menu. Seems like the layout and sizes work.

Evan B. Harris

A bit of flash is used at this but just enough for me to appreciate everything within the site. I love the color palette he uses, and the overall appearance of the site coincides with his artwork nicely.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

I know a lot of flash is not recommended, but I love all the different effects, especially the planetarium where you can virtually move the sky and being able to show your own imagination etc., It's interactive and fun.


another dang website

so this is a site that i frequently use. its the website for thrasher skateboard magazine. i like it because it is very easy to navigate and is filled with content.

Thrasher Magazine

hope you guys enjoy.



I thought this was fitting for those of us who are thinking about doing this for's what could be......hopefully not what will be...


This site is similar to many we have seen however I like the collage look and the roll over effect on the landing page. (And her work is really weird!)


Ali's Sites 1_30_11

This is a neat site that represents a lot of different photographers in one site. I like the color scheme, and easy navigation. It's pretty clean and simple. It reminds me of, which is a site that represents a variety of different people that provide services to better people's lives - like areobics, nutrition, etc.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I love the way her photos are displayed using a "scroll to the right" method.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The "star" of Banksy's art documentary, Exit through the Gift Shop Mr Brainwash's website. Pretty crazy. Kinda like him. Watch the documentary on netflix and you will understand......

Monday, January 24, 2011

really cool site

A really cool website that advertises the idea of non-click websites. VERY COOL!

i liked the simplicity and how it has videos incorporated and easy navigation around the site. lots of pics.

i just thought this was a powerful and simple layout, simple ease to use and aesthetically pleasing.
-Andrew C

Mattias Fredriksson Photography

-One of my favorite ski photographers is Mattias Fredriksson, and this is his personal website containing a collection of his photos.

-He's built his site so you can't steal his work, which is pretty neat. However, this makes it challenging to grab a photograph to use as a freakin' sweet desktop picture.

-I really admire the layout, its very simple, clean, cool, and very easy to navigate.

-Despite the incredible simplicity and ease of use, what the site contains is what I'm drawn to the most


I think this website is very simple, no frills, just straight up what the artist can do and what the artist has done. He also gives you all his info in an easy manner so you can hire him. The web site is very easy to navigate, and does not pull you in to other sights.


This website has a great layout and some really great fashion photography. It's very easy to navigate and stylish.

Sunday, January 23, 2011
I like this designer's website because it's simple, clean, easy to navigate, creative, and very different than most. I love how she split the tree and put her info in between. I wish she had more work to portay, but it is an art in the making.


Reading 1.24.2011

Your first reading, CSS Positioning, here. We will be starting on this today (Monday) and should have a firm grasp by Wednesday. Have it read by then and stay warm!

Reading #2 (also by Wednesday), some great color resources,

and Reading #3, Choosing the Best Colors for your Website,

Ippei Gyoubu

This site is for a Japanese digital artist named Ippei Gyoubu. Some of the site is in Japanese, with English translation. Entering the site he puts an entry page to his main page that triggers a cute mouse animation. On the main page he puts About, Gallery, Works List, Blog, and Mail. What I like about his Gallery is the way in which you view his works, clicking on random squares, I feel that this is a rather unique and fun way to view an artist's gallery. You're not able to save any of the works from the gallery, which was annoying, but understandable.

immersive garden

This is a web site designed by Dilshan Arukatti. He is a graphic designer and art director in Paris, France. I stumbled upon this site and thought it was really interesting how you have to interact with each page or else you wont see anything but a quote. I think that this is made with flash because it is very intricate and is always moving and changing. hope you guys like it as well.

Ravi Zupa

This is the personal website for one of my favorite working artists. It's organized in the simplest possible way, so his work is emphasized really well. There are only two links from the home page. One is to a collection of his music videos, and the other is to his own online store. If anyone decides to watch a video, it would be best to start with "Rubber Traits" by the band Why? The other ones are a little iffy. There's also a book he illustrated called The Pyre which you all should buy (or I could bring in my own copy if someone's interested in seeing it).

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Here is a website that I came across while doing research last semester for Art of the Human Body; Photographer Jim Furness. I think it has nice simplicity and is easy to navigate. The slide show is good as well to catch the viewer and keep them interested. Enjoy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Liz'z Site Posting
This site I'm guessing is all done in flash, but its so much fun. Stick with it for a minute to really get the whole thing. It's funny, and it keeps your attention all while moving your eyes around the site.
Again other cool site with flash, but I also like the colours and the fact that the theme and the "little" monster don't really go together but they do at the same time. He's the right kind of "out of place".


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Natalie is a young photographer whom I follow on flickr, and this is her own personal photography website. I'm really inspired by the creativity she put in her name logo on the main page, and I really enjoy reading and participating in her page; how when you click links there are pages that tell you to do things when you are waiting for the images to load, its really interactive and unique. It's also a really simple page and I love the layout.

there are a few glitches with the site that need to be fixed, some of the photos overlap with the logo in certain browsers, but i just thought it was simple and creative.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Art...Check It

This is a webpage for my friend Kyle Norris. He is an artist from Essex who is studying at RISD. He creates sick paintings, sculptures, and digital art. He also creates websites with his project company WolfDog studios. Check it out:


Ali's Sites 1_19_11

I like the following website, which is used primarily by young kids. I'm a fan because of how interactive and engaging it is, as well as the layout and easy navigation.

or copy and paste this:


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

a few sites

Some things I don't like about sites are when it takes ages to load and if they are so cluttered and busy. I like the black clean backgrounds of the documentary photo sites. I like when there are the small thumbnails of photos below a large view of one and that if you are on a little thumbnail it bounces to a slightly larger view or click on it to see the large view. The time factor of slow loading and clutter is a deterrent for me to wait to view. I also seem to like things centered and not moving here there and who knows where when you want to see it. I think when it is clean and simple and user friendly to everyone where you don't have to search to figure out how it works is appealing. If it doesn't fit well on the screen and you have to scroll to see the menu for gallery, home, contact etc I think that doesn't look right either. I will try to find other sites...