Sunday, January 2, 2011

Win design

Marcia Tomlinson, a senior at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, recently created the winning cover design of the 2010-11 Winter Sports Program. Tomlinson, who won $100 for her winning cover design, is a student studying Web Design II in Terri Whitmer's class. Mrs. Whitmer encouraged students to connect academics with athletics in a real-world project.

Friday, December 10, 2010

web design contest open till Dec 15

DCP traffic Manoj Patil said that the traffic branch has received over 400 designs.The response is excellent. All the major IT companies have sent their designs. Some have come from abroad as well,Patil told TOI.The city traffic police have received an overwhelming response from citizens, students and IT companies for its web design contest.The traffic branch is developing a website that will have comprehensive information on the city's traffic with links to other websites including the accident reporting system launched last year.The contest date has been extended till December 15 after which the designs will be judged for usability, creativity, use of animated features, graphics, colour theme and so on. The winner would get a cash prize of Rs 50,000.

The traffic branch will launch their independent website early next year. It would be a major tool for intelligent traffic and transportation management in the city.The website would have advanced features and comprehensive details on traffic with useful links and helpline numbers. It will provide information about the traffic situation on various roads in the city.It will have information on all planned and unplanned road closures, traffic jams and the reasons. While planned road closures happen during festivals or VIP visits, unplanned ones happen because of vehicle breakdowns, agitations and rallies. The website is being developed with the help of Janwani, an NGO associated with Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Student online game development competition for Glasgow 2014 website launched by Scottish Government

A digital game contest is to be launch to students by the Scottish Government, working on behalf of the Glasgow 2014 Strategic Group, to tie in with the Commonwealth Games being held that year in Glasgow.The Group, chaired by First Minister Alex Salmond, are set to create the competition for Scottish higher education students to enter and will require a computer games development company to work with the winner in creating the game.

A source for The Scottish Government has said that the competition is still to be devised.The developer is required to possess the experience and knowledge of the necessary technology to create a web based digital game, working alongside the student designer to develop the winning concept and product a game that meets the appropriate ideals of the Commonwealth Games Federation and the Glasgow 2014 brand.The free to play game will be housed on the Glasgow 2014 website and should be designed to be played in 2D, with vector based scalable graphics and simple music and sound effects, as well as be playable through either a keyboard or a single-button mouse.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Web development service for free offered by GCC students

Each student will design a fully functioning Web site during the next semester for a practicum.
Gila Community College’s Web development program is set to graduate its first six students after next semester, and instructor Michael Rose is casting for organizations and businesses who want a Web site designed for free.Rose said the class will give first priority to local nonprofits, and then to small businesses or individuals unable to afford a Web designer on their own.
Interested parties should contact Gila Community College’s Payson administration office by Jan. 14.Although clients will receive the Web development service for free, they will need to purchase Web hosting. Rose said some companies host Web sites for as little as $5 monthly.Design services can cost $500, but the students will work to gain experience.We’re expecting them to put in a three-unit semester class worth of hours,said Rose.

Students will navigate the assignment as if it were real complete with interviewing the client, building a prototype for initial approval and then developing the actual Web site.The sites will feature interactive technology beyond simple text with pictures what Rose called dynamic content.There are some Web sites that are just sort of pictures and text,that don’t change very often, said Rose. Students must develop more complex sites.For example, let’s say a baseball card seller wanted a site designed. The students would create a searchable menu where customers could search by player, team or card year to allow the user to interact with your collection,said Rose.The intention is to challenge them.After graduation, the group of six students will have gained the necessary tools to become a working Web developer.

Although 10 students started, Rose lost four through attrition. This semester, roughly nine students are taking the program’s first course. Operated in conjunction with Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology, high school juniors and seniors can take the classes for free if they maintain grades and other requirements. Similar programs operate for nursing and fire science.Students have worked hard. For two years, they have arrived at the college each weekday morning at 7:30, before switching to regular high school coursework at 10:30 a.m.
Rose said previously that he aims to teach kids a marketable skill so that they can stay in town and make a good living, if they choose.Although most of the people enrolled in the class are high school students, adult learners also take the classes. Adults, however, must pay their own way.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Web Design Company, Creative, Offers Affordable Services for Small Businesses

Professionals at 20-20 Creative offer high quality custom websites with Content Management Systems (CMS). Many affordable web design firms use cookie cutter designs, or purchase logos already in use by multiple companies to cut costs and sell these sites as custom web design.A Virginia web design company is poised for growth in the new economy by offering affordable packages for small to medium sized businesses and start-ups. Technical professionals at 20-20 Creative produce an original professional logo and website design with attractive color schemes for $450-1,950. Monthly updates are included for $20-55 per month. Comparatively, website update fees with other custom web design companies may range from $75-125 per hour. "We believe small to medium sized businesses and organizations deserve a professionally designed website for a reasonable cost,says Matt Fitzherbert, Creative Director and Partner for 20-20 Creative. Companies wishing to update existing websites pay a $199 transfer fee and a small charge for updating the existing website pages.

Matt Fitzherbert brings a wealth of talent and experience to 20-20 Creative. He has worked for large marketing firms performing graphic design, web design and video production. Clients have included Hootie and the Blowfish, Rudy Giuliani, Debra Winger and Garrison Keillor. Marc Bethel, Partner and Marketing Director at 20-20 Creative, is experienced in corporate and agency marketing, copywriting and project management. His portfolio includes: Troy University, Cox Communications, WalMart and Sam's Club.

In addition to web design, 20-20 Creative offers corporate branding packages and graphic design and printing services for low, competitive rates. Business cards are a popular item -- delivered quickly at affordable prices. Clients can purchase 1000 glossy business cards for only $59, including shipping. The company has become known for the two-sided full-color tent card, an eye-catching way to recruit new business. The current client portfolio for 20-20 Creative includes website designs for musicians, visual artists, photographers, actors and actresses, insurance companies, service based businesses and cologne and perfume retailers. The company also offers Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social networking and book marking campaigns, custom blog designs and e-commerce packages.Companies and individuals interested in partnering with 20-20 Creative to help sell their services are reimbursed for their efforts. Ask about referral marketing programs.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Web Design Services Web Design Company, Web Development

Web site makes that first impression.After all first impressions is last impression. Search Engine Friendly Website Design.An important part search engine optimization involves the process of developing a website that is search engine friendly. Search engine friendly web design entails building website elements (graphics, layout, coding, linking between pages, structure, written material, and photography) in a manner that search engines want to see. This leads to increased rankings for given keywords when combined with a strategic linking campaign. During the late 1990s, SEO web design was a very simple system (usually just tweaking meta-tags and submission to search engines). However, today it is a very labor-intensive process that includes hundreds of subtleties. We provide professional search engine friendly web design services accounting for these factors.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Many companies brief On Web Design Company And Learning To Make Their Own Websites Using WordPress

Starting a small business can be a daunting task, especially in the current state of the economy. One of the largest front end costs that every new business faces is creating a website. Spending thousands of dollars for the website, then shelling out monthly maintenance and hosting charges for hundreds of dollars are not uncommon.Many companies are taking advantage of a simple, and much cheaper, alternative to hiring expensive web designers Creating their own website using a free software called WordPress.

A professional web design company will most often use HTML and other complicated coding to create a robust and functional website for whatever your needs may be, but this is done at a premium price. Changes are done by the professional. Learning to use the expensive software they use takes years, and a lot of time and effort. That’s why these companies can charge a hefty sum, often in the thousands of dollars, for creating a website.WordPress is an ever increasing presence on the web, used by millions that uses a different approach to creating websites. Instead of relying on someone else to create a website from scratch, one can install WordPress onto a domain and use the open source software to create their own website.

The secret is in the web hosting. Once a company or individual decides on a reputable and cheap hosting plan, it’s a matter of following a few steps how to make a website using the free tool, WordPress. As far as web hosting goes, plans can cost anywhere from a few dollars to ten dollars per month, depending on the company.Of course, if one happens to be starting a web design company, this is news better kept on the down low.