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Posts Tagged ‘design

An Experiment in Remediation

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First off, after all my rants about design and interface really mattering to me, WordPress goes ahead and updates their dashboard. Horrah!

Second, enclosed here is an experiment for you to take a gander at. It is what I’ve called an “enhanced” version of my term paper, complete with colour, formatting, pictures, and typos! So check it out and see if it does anything for you. By that I mean, does the hypermediation of my term paper in any way assist, facilitate, augment or detract from the subject matter? I thoroughly enjoyed designing the experience of the words, and hope at the very least, that you enjoy reading it.

Newseum & Remediation (Enhanced)

jon.

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Written by jon.

April 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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Design Constraints -> A Piece of My Puzzle

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hey readers

First off, let me apologize for my extended absences. It happens to be that time of the semester where the total hours needed to complete assignments and readings seems to exceed the amount of actual hours available to complete them!

Anyway, some of you may have noticed the schitzophrenic changes that culturshock has been going through lately. Themes of all varieties, colours, content layout, the works! I’ve stumbled upon the logic behind this madness, and it pertains directly to my own media practices.

WordPress.com is a fantastic, free service with tons of options to choose from, and some pay-for upgrades available to enhance the blogs that would rather not go elsewhere. While they offer some incredible services, I’ve recently started bumping into its limitations, specifically with regards to the delivery of the content on my blog, in the way that I want it delivered! Here’s the scoop: I love the ability to have my RSS feeds of my Digg and YouTube activity link directly into the sidebar, so you can see what I’ve been up to and check out any stories that you may have been interested in. There are, however, a select few themes to choose from in WordPress that support RSS feeds in the sidebar. They are also themes that, by and large, don’t coincide with my purpose or content/design philosphy as well as I like. So call me fussy.

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Written by jon.

March 5, 2008 at 5:40 pm

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