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Archive for July, 2008

Cosmo’s “Shameless Money-Saving Trick”: Fair Use or Piracy?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 31st, 2008

Cosmo apparently supports music piracy! Or it is fair use? Thanks to Podcasting News for posting about this Cosmos suggestion of asking friends to burn you a CD of music you’ll like (and returning the favor) because “Having new tunes is ideal, but shelling out the cash to buy said music hurts.” The Podcasting News […]

Samples of Background and Text Contrasts

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 29th, 2008

As part of Screen Space (the podcast) #6 I created a nice table with text color and background color contrasts, to illustrate good and bad contrasts. Since this is so helpful I made it a permanent page. However, the link is hidden in my long podcast transcript. So, let me point to it now. Do […]

Got any web design questions?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 27th, 2008

Screen Space (the podcast) #8 will include some listener questions. And I would like more. So, do you have any questions about web, blog, and/or new media design? Perhaps some burning question you had had for years? Or maybe a tiny little one that has come to mind lately? Post your questions here or drop […]

Links to help make your sites colorblind-friendly

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 27th, 2008

In Screen Space (the podcast) #6, I covered tips for designing for colorblind users. In case some of you are not listening to the podcast and not reading the very long transcripts, I wanted to pull out some of the cool tools and repost them in a shorter (and easier to skim and find) blog […]

Screen Space 7: Design 101 (Four Basic Principles)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 22nd, 2008

In Episode 7 of Screen Space: Design 101 (Four Basic Principles) Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about web, blog, and new media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. It is July 21, 2008, and this is Episode 7 Screen Space: Design 101 (Four Basic Principles). Today I’m giving special welcome for my listeners […]

 
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Typography Is What Language Looks Like

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 15th, 2008

Typography is one of my academic guilty pleasures. Well perhaps not so guilty s it fits nicely into my technical communication work and teaching. This short video is a nice basic introduction (under 2 minutes) to typography. The teacher in me appreciates how is it states that typography is used to communicate. The typography lover […]

Screen Space 6: Color Design 101

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 14th, 2008

In Episode 6 of Screen Space: Color Design 101 [Transcript] Greetings and welcome to episode 6 of Screen Space: Color Design 101. It is Sunday July 6, 2008. For the United States Citizens in my audience (which may be my whole audience, if not let me knew), Happy belated 4th of July. The 4th was […]

 
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Screen Space 6 is finally coming!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 14th, 2008

I am uploading Screen Space episode 6 as I write this. I was delayed further as I had FTP problem when trying to last upload it. Now I am at home, my cable is working, and my ftp is working. Check your iTunes or feeds shortly!

Screen Space Episode 6: delayed due to lighting

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 10th, 2008

Screen Space episode 6 has been delayed due to a thunder and lightening storm. Lightening took out our cable, which includes our cable modem and we have not had internet access for a few days. While this is driving me crazy (I rely on the internet more than I thought), it also have prevented me […]

Wordle (or word clouds) as a Writing Tool?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 2nd, 2008

After playing with Wordle for my last post, and looking at my husband’s Wordle of his almost pi aged blog, I began to think about the possibility of using Wordle and word clouds in writing classes. Word clouds allow students (or any writers) to really visualize their writing is new ways. Seeing which words they […]