September 2017

Goodbye September 2017! (oops I am a little late). In September I was mainly busy with website designing for my Interactive Design for Web class and creating a few practice designs.Β  Q-Q

Interactive Design for Web

I devoted a lot of my time in September to focussing on the website design class and improving my prototype concept and final site.

I received the results for my first assessment, and it was a disappointing result (79 :'( ). I scored high marks for the actual website, but low marks for my workbook documentation. Essentially, I had too much information. I was a little annoyed because there was no page limit, and I had conducted a lot of research and wanted to prove it. It was a good learning experience to make sure I ask questions before a submission to gauge the expectations and limitations of each teachers marking technique.

#themoreyouknowΒ  ;P

Website Design Practice

Besides working on my prototype website, I also spent some time creating some practice sites. I experimented with HTML, CSS and jQuery/JS which was exciting and sometimes challenging (I’m looking at you jQuery/JS. I feel that my abilities and confidence has grown a lot compared to a month ago (woo).

Below are a few examples of my favourite designs I created. You can view all of them at my Website Design Practice subdomain I created. :blush:

Design Quotes
Design Quotes: A very simple concept of a one page design with quotes seperated by slanted backgrounds.

Voyage of Nobody
Voyage of Nobody: I wanted to play with creating a blog layout. I only created the home page which has recent posts and a sidebar (technically this was created in October.. shhh).

Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween: This halloween design is rather simple, but I had a lot of fun with it. I included some of my illustrations and random quotes for something a little spooky (so this was made in October as well, bwahahah).

Other Things

  • I returned to the doctor and got results back about my thyroid. I have been placed on medication to help manage it. So far I have noticed some slight improvements, which is excellent.
  • I FINALLY went and got my learner license again. (y) (y) (y)
  • I Have been helping my dad build a new home for my cats. It’s a neat complex that I think they will love.

Questions

  • What did you do in September?
  • Have any plans for October?
  • What did you create recently?

About the author / Kya

I am Kya a twenty something who loves art, cute things, design, illustration, photography, reading, writing and creative adventures.

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19 Comments

  • You’re ever so talented! I love your designs!

    Is a learner license the same as a driver’s permit? Haven’t got mine and I still have no intention of doing so in the near future hehehe! I’m kind of scared of driving.

    Is it weird I don’t remember what I did on september? I should probably make posts like that so I start paying attention to details more. I studie a lot that’s for sure! Did I tell you I started a college course on August?

    I have a lot of work to do in october and a Paul McCartney concert (I’m so excited!).

    Love! <3

  • Aw sorry about not getting the grade you wanted! But you still did well!

    And cool designs! I like them!

    And glad your medicine is helping!

  • i enjoy seeing the experimental websites you coded. since i am not a coder, i’ll give some suggestions based on the design instead and i hope this doesn’t come off as snobbish. i like the millerville and taylor’s portfolio the most because they feel the most modern compared to the others. i like how you use gradient background for millerville because gradient is part of 2016-2017 UI trend. other than that i would suggest trying out different fonts / typography – some of the trending ones today include geometric fonts like montserrat or poppins. others include futura PT, brandon grosteque and if you don’t know what to choose, helvetica is always there to save any design. i would suggest using more negative space to make the websites look and feel sleeker with more room to breathe. of course, it all depends on the concept you’re conveying but just my two cents. i feel like since grid based layouts are so common, people don’t really use it anymore these days. i mean we still use grids and guides but like, i find myself leaning more towards experimental layouts like this. micro interactivity is also something that people pay attention to these days so you might wanna try that.

    ah, sorry if i sound like a know it all. i just thought you’d love some feedbacks from a ux designer n’D you’re a good developer so i feel like you can try making all these really cool websites with amazing experimental design and lovely micro animation and interactivity to improve things from the design perspective.

    as for me, real life has been complicated and i’m trying to survive my day job. i’m currently in the process of designing an iOS mobile app for a client though and it has been tiring to say the least :’D

  • I like the sites you’ve made! The Halloween page is adorable, I really like the bat button :D

    Too bad about the grade, but at least you got feedback on why. And you did well on the website, which is the actual product! Fine-tuning the documentation sounds like a solvable problem :)

  • The sites you made are all super cute! I love seeing other people’s experimental stuff.

    Sorry about the grade. it sucks that you got penalized for being… too detailed? (Is that a thing?) But now I guess you know and can tweak it for the future.

  • Liz

    AHHH. I always love looking at your latest projects! They’re so kawaii and influence me to jump on things I’m doing again! <3

    I don’t remember what I did in September…? Gah, it feels like ages ago—oh! I got a laptop, for defs, and I binged a lot of movies due to a free Amazon Prime trial + accompanying free “Channels” trials to Showtime, Starz and HBO.

    This month, well…tomorrow through Friday, we’ve a garage sale, and then next weekend is the GFAF Expo. Fingers crossed my nasty cold goes away by then. It’s been on me for, like, a week now, and I’m basically dying. SAVE ME.

    The most creating I’ve done recently is finally editing and scheduling some blog posts. n’D Projects-wise, I’m working on an author box plugin. I put it on Github to maybe encourage me, ’cause if it’s there, it’s, like, the real deal, right? :’D Um…development is slowww. u_u It’s my first “real” plugin, I feel, so…nerves.

    • Liz

      Also! Was the prototype design project what I answered the questionnaire for? I’m just curious. ^^; I’m bad at remembering deets. :/

      • Kya

        Yes! :D

  • Cute and nice websites you created. Sorry you didn’t score so good, sometimes it really all depends on the prof. Take care!

  • Cat

    Ah, that’s weird that you got marked down for too much information. I would have thought that’d be a good thing! The practice designs you did look really good though. I especially like how the portfolio and blog layouts look :)

    I’m glad the thyroid medication is helping, and congrats on getting your learn license! My main plan for October was to participate in Inktober, which has been time consuming but fun!

  • Oh my, your blog is so creative, you’re so talented! Thank you so much for visiting my blog so I could find yours. <3
    I love your freebies, be sure, I'm going to use some of them! Mary

  • I really love seeing your design projects because I love your style and they’re just so neat and lovely to look at <3

    Great news about your thyroid medication! Hope it all gets better soon <3

    September was… mostly schoolwork. Ha. I feel like it's gonna be like this for the rest of the year. I've been reading a lot but honestly, I feel like there's not much progress and it's kinda bringing me down :(

  • I’m a little shocked that they marked you down for too much information – you can never have too much in my opinion! ;) I really loved the website you made, it’s definitely inspired me to start planning my next website layout! Your designs are always pixel perfect imo Kya! Keep up the great work!!

  • It’s always good to ask questions whenever you want to know about the expectations for the best results. I always encourage this with my coworkers so no one is disappointed at the end. It’s great that you’ve been learning some tricks with coding websites! Congrats on getting the learner license :).

  • I’m slowly learning more and more about website design and love it! It’s so empowering once you do start to understand. I need to take a coding class though, that stuff overwhelms me! No idea how they would think they should mark you down for too much information on that project… That seems really silly to me. I say, get it girl!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

  • Your work is gorgeous, as always. I had to renew my Learner’s permit twice. ~n~ I don’t like driving. Sue me.

  • I am so glad you’re feeling better. I know how draining thyroid issues can be, as I’ve been dealing with it since birth. It’s become awfully challenging throughout my 20s and 30s though. I guess it’s because our bodies change more?

    I love your designs. They came out absolutely amazing!

  • Girl! I have been looking for someone who can make a personalized wordpress theme for me! I have been trying my hardest to edit one myself but to no avail! </3

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