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Project timeline

Posted in backend, coding, design, organization, research by Owen on February 15, 2010

Here’s the plan for this spring:

Jan 14: Introductions and post-it note meeting
Feb 1: CMS overview and selection
Feb 8: Design version 1, database layout conversation, install Codeigniter
Feb 15: Design version 2, database layout conversation
Feb 22: Design version 3
Feb 23: Start to build database with Sequel Pro
Feb 26: Complete database design and complete database
Mar 1: Design version 4, begin coding frontend: start creating the pages with Codeigniter
Mar 15: Design version 5, markup and add data for testing
Mar 18: Database table and data conversation
Mar 22: Marking up site in XHTML/CSS and connecting Codeigniter
Mar 25: Working out details of application form, discussion XHTML/CSS markup issues
Mar 29: Working on community member page, other XHTML/CSS markup issues
Mar 30: Design coded in XHTML/CSS, begin creating dashboard for administration
April 5: Frontend should be pulling all data from backend, begin browser/OS testing and validation
April 8: Discuss administrative dashboard and application process
April 12: Continue work on admin dashboard, tags for artists pages
April 15: Conclude admin dashboard, begin work on member dashboard, discuss procedure for uploading files
April 19: Continue coding member dashboard
April 22: Complete member dashboard, go live date for Beta site, begin member/user-data testing.
May 15: Conclude all member testing, begin making changes based on feedback
May ?: Stage 1 jquery additions
May 22: Go live date. Celebrate successful project!

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About The Team

Posted in backend, coding, design, organization, research by callibeth on February 15, 2010

Aggregated information for the “About The Team” page. Chris, I haven’t received your information yet.

Brittany Morales
I am currently a senior at Florida State University. My major is Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and Web Design, and I have a minor in Film Studies. Writing good code makes me happy.
website: brittanymorales.com

Braylin Morales
I am a senior who is graduating in May from Florida State University with a Studio Art major and Film minor. I enjoy using Adobe software to create graphics for just about anything. While in college, I found a hobby in website coding and I have been learning more about web design ever since.
website: braylinmorales.com

Owen Mundy
Owen Mundy is an artist who works in photography, video, and digital media. He completed the U.S. Navy’s Defense Photography program (1994), has a BFA in Photography from Indiana University (2002), and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego (2008). He is currently based in Tallahassee, FL and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University.
website: owenmundy.com

Beth Lee

Beth Lee is a graphic designer focusing on web design and commercial lettering. She will graduate from Florida State University with a BFA in Graphic Design in May 2009.

website: bethleedesign.com

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Frontend Design – Version Discussion

Posted in design, research by Lin on February 15, 2010

VERSION 2 Improvements

Homepage

  • Pull some work/information from the old site
  • Use standard ad sizes to place under Spotlight News
  • Huge image on top (2 columns)
  • No color, only one for hotlink
  • Incorporate Georgia font into site, sans-serif for small text
  • JQuery slider for featured artists?
  • Truck only logo
  • Controller nav (What’s New, Login, Search) + basic website nav (About, Apply, Artists, Support)
  • Facebook + Twitter icons/link
  • No friends
  • “Follow” + “Share” on every page

Member Page

  • Rename Guestbook to something else (make it a JQuery form to send messages)
  • Big image for member page
  • Avatar = most recent work (no actual images of person)
  • Include their news feed, recent activity, and “Guestbook”
  • No bio, just an Artist Statement that’s short or has a “Read More” option

Website Designs

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VERSION 2 Progress

  1. I found a nice website that might be similar to what we want to achieve with YAH: http://mesa.cityofgrace.com/ It has a very nice image scroller (but made with Flash) under the basic navigation and a very nice calendar below it. The footer also looks very professional and clean.
  2. Standard web ad sizes are located here:  http://www.iab.net/iab_products_and_industry_services/1421/1443/1452 At the bottom of the webpage, there are various sizes of rectangles, banners, buttons, and skyscrapers.
  3. “Guestbook” can be renamed to “Contact”?
  4. Pictures from artists are hard to come by on the old YAH site….
  5. The Homepage design will be posted once Chris is done with it. Here is what I gave him to play with anyways:  

Frontend Design – Version 1

Posted in design, research by Lin on February 8, 2010

Design inspired by MOG, Humble Voice and myglassart.org.

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Post-it Conversation

Posted in research by Lin on January 14, 2010

homepage

navbar

I. Homepage

  • Database stats (examples of features, usage, etc)
  • Top 10 most visited artists
  • Event, Announcement, News Blog (paid service for companies)
  • Recent members
  • Explanation/mission statement
  • Hosting plan
  • Featured artist (random or based on something, archive)
  • Latest artworks (thumbnails, showcase)
  • Large artist image?
  • What’s new? box (members contribute to News feed)*
  • News/member feed (announcement title, artist name, date; separate URL for each post, flag, Digg/Delicious, Tweet)
  • News ticker (site news, member activity, etc)
  • email subscription signup
  • search box
  • calendar (iCal, Google Calendar integration?)
  • Suggested artist websites that member may like (based on tags?)*
  • Links to other social networks (placed with news feed widget?)

II. Navbar

  • Logo
  • Apply (check for username availability, password security)
  • User’s login
  • Call for artist section
  • About
  • Widget for news feed (for social networks or general/personal websites)
  • Support/knowledgebase (login, share what you know about hosting, FAQ forum/blog?, open so non-members can post/comment)

III. Misc

  • Mobile site?
  • Member pages
  • Member control panel
  • Project collaboration/discussion groups? (groups and solo artists)

* denotes logged in

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