I explored The Element Box Model and how to specify/control box functions using various properties in CSS. Specifying Dimensions, Padding, Margins, Assigning Display Types, and Box Drop Shadows were all discussed in this chapter. These properties help to precisely manipulate the space inside and outside specific elements (or possibly all elements).
So far, i’ve learned about properties and attributes that only control the display of elements in the flow of text. The floating & positioning properties, however, change things up a bit. Now, I can break up the normal flow of text and place any element box anywhere on the page. Very Cool!
This week, and for the remainder of my design career, I will be continuing my CSS studies; as it is critical for todays’ webpages. After a couple of weeks of studying/classes under my belt, I really am very excited to develop my current skills as well as learn new ones!
For tonights class, I will continue to learn HTML5 and the essentials covered over the three chapters we covered in class as well as complete some simple exercises.
Image made in Illustrator by Ryan Trautmann
Message to the reader:
In my most recent role as Graphic Artist/Designer for Lifezette, I received admiration & reaffirmation for my design sense & for the intuition I brought to each article based on the content & needs of the author. My unique challenge was most of the content of this organization & my personal values did/do not align; which made it very difficult to remain satisfied with my role.
Although I had/have personal challenges with the content in which I provided graphics for, Lifezette allowed me the opportunity to create, design & edit images for half of all published media on its’ website. I was an asset to Lifezette only because of my skills & abilities —
But now…both personally & professionally, I need to contribute more to the values I hold; with the broader movement in today’s day & age. I am best when I can give purpose and meaning towards what I create, & that is the role I hope to fill in the near future.
Here is a link to a more descriptive approach to the work I did at Lifezette.