Wednesday, 3 December 2008

The Return

Summer assignments
The summer assignments really prepped me for the second year, as well as make me curious about the actual working industry. What was fun about the summer assignment was that it allowed me o research and look at the current market for web design.
Although this was rather worrying at times seeing the locations was several miles away and often in a different city all together.

None the less I looked forward to the second year and the things that I could improve on to get a job in the industry.

CSS was the first step in the second year although I was dubious and in self-doubt I found this assignment very fun.

I struggled at first the coding. But after I learnt the easy access code through Dreamweaver I was finally making progress.

This part of the second year as taught me so much already and I am looking forward the 2nd half.


Also this year I have already done another presentation. I seem to be struggling on these, as I can’t seem to remember all the information. However after a word with Steve one method is to place images of the desired information on the background of the presentation.

I have done this and I’m currently looking forward to testing it out and seeing how much it helps.

At the moment I am currently designing for a product, which I know nothing about. I have been struggling a little with actually getting some ideas down, although the ones I have drawn I think are pretty good.

What I feel confident in

After the beginning of the second year I defiantly feel a lot more confident in my CSS abilities. Although I do feel as if some improvement is needed in general I am very pleased with the work I did over the assignment and in the test.

What I don’t feel comfortable about
I am still a little worried about presentations. I think this will improve with time. Although I think the new technique will help a lot it still needs to be tested.

Skills improved in
Know that I am doing my time sheets in my sketchbook every day, I feel a lot more confident in my time keeping. I always have my sketchbook, which makes it handy for jotting the time started, and the time finished on my work.

CSS as stated above I feel a lot more confident in CSS now especially after the test. The test put me under some pressure but it also showed me what I’m actually capable of.

Presentations are one skill that I’m planning on improving with the new technique. Hopefully it will be a success, through practising it seems to work.