365 Sketches is a project in which I use free and open source software to do a single visual design every day. The project is currently in its second year of production, and was started as a way to force myself to do at least one thing every day to build upon my design skills. You can visit the project and follow my progress at http://365sketches.org. As time went on, it became a public visual diary, a way for people to come together online and converse about, suggest ideas for, and critique my work. The work is occasionally practical, sometimes clever, often funny, and increasingly personal. I continue to achieve the goals that I had planned for in the beginning of the project. I have seen a gradual improvement and evolution of my design, typography and photomanipulation skills, but I also received many other unforeseen benefits, such as gaining an audience, being contracted for new consulting work, taking part in shows and presentations on the project, and feeling a genuine desire to keep making more pieces. Continue reading
Here is the presentation we gave at our Technology Spotlight Session on 5/10/2010. The topic was Course Blogs. Movable Type, WordPress and how to request a course blog in Blackboard were discussed at this session. If you need help setting up a blog for your Humanities course, please feel free to contact us.
Here is the handout from the session (this handout was developed by Web Development Services, ETC): Technology Spotlight Sessions: Course Blogs (PDF)