I recently completed Designlab’s UX Academy Foundations course. This was an 80-hour course in the basics of UI design, with 1-to-1 mentoring support. The final project was a 10-hour design challenge, for which I designed a travel website and 3 screens for a corresponding mobile app.
For this project, I created a desktop landing page and 3 mobile app screens for a travel website called Wayfarer. This site does not directly sell trips, flights, etc., but instead it is a tool for discovering places to go. The target market is 21 to 30 year olds who frequently travel.
An important part of my spiritual practice is to chant a mantra on a string of beads (similar to a rosary). I chant through the string of beads a certain number of times each day, but when I started I did not have a convenient method of keeping track.
I work in the digital marketing department of a large company. To create new web pages, we use a content operations management tool called Gather Content. The content writers create their work in this system, and the my team then transfers this into a content management system (dotCMS) for publication to the website.
Within Gather Content, there is a button that exports an HTML version of the content to the clipboard. Unfortunately however, this exported code is full of extraneous tags, such as
<p> tags, meaningless in-line styles, HTML comments, etc. My team members and I then spent…
Recently, I helped a friend with her website. I had just spent the whole day staring at a computer screen, and my eyes were tired. So the first thing I noticed was the contrast between the body text and the background…or rather, the lack thereof.
The page looked something like this:
I have made many similar color decisions myself in the past. When I first started making websites, choosing the colors was my favorite part. The only criterion I used to decide colors for text and background was, “does it look pretty?”
What I didn’t realize at that point was…
I am a web developer and designer.