The readings this week for Clio II were light…so light we didn’t have any. Instead, I will give a brief update as to my progress on both the “Cancelled Class Assignment” and my “Typography Assignment” (following Alyssa‘s lead) :
Cancelled Class Assignment: With campus closed and class cancelled on Monday the 16th, Dr. Petrik asked us to continue to work on the Columbine Enterprises website that we originally started on the 9th. She included in her email a screenshot of the finished website, a html and css file to use and an image file to incorporate in some way. I can definitely see an improvement in my understanding of html and css. I was able to recreate the site fairly quickly and without too much strain. The last part that I was trying to fix was having the container extend beyond the footer to give it that border. For whatever reason, I could not figure it out. However, after walking away from it for a little bit, the answer popped into my head (padding-bottom on the container) and I was able to remedy it in about 30 seconds. Overall, I feel pretty confident in myself to create a webpage and style it on my own. I included a screen capture of the finished page.
Typography Assignment: I have been working on the typography assignment that is due this coming Monday. I chose a prayer recorded in 1856 from Jedediah M. Grant in 1856. I decided that the fonts should reflect both the time period and give a ecclesiastical feel. I downloaded some fonts from FontSquirrel and uploaded them to my server. I wanted to host the fonts I use on my own server (both for the longevity of the font and for the experience of using .ttf files). I was able to include an image of Jedediah Grant that is in the public domain. Overall I am happy with the way it has turned out thus far. I am going to step away from it for a little bit to let my mind reset and then return to it fresh. If you want to see it (as a work in progress) follow this link.