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  • The Color Experience Website Redesign

    Back in 2011 when I was studying at the School of Arts and New Media (Scarborough, UoH), one of my module assignments was to redesign the website for the Bradford Color Museum. The now defunct website was a wonderful array of questionable usability and design choices. Granted the website was very old and designed to serve as an “online experience” of sorts.

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  • Updates to Amazing Image Gallery

    The Amazing Image Gallery (GitHub repo) nears its completion! It now happily fetches and displays up to 20 of the latest photos from my Instagram feed. I added arrow-buttons navigation to scroll through the feed, one image at a time. Mouseover now provides a tooltip box (credit goes to Alessio Atzeni) with the photo’s Instagram description. I’m not sure how much more features I will add to this project but it still needs a bit of bug fixing.

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  • Videoesittely, SoMe-koulutus ja rekrytointi

    Kävin pari viikkoa sitten SoMe Studion yhden päivän koulutuksessa, jossa käsiteltiin videoesittelyitä työnhaun välineenä ja oman osaamisen esilletuomisessa. Kävimme aluksi läpi teoriaa ja katsoimme valmiita esittelyitä, jonka jälkeen aloimme työstää omia videoitamme. Ideoin ryhmäläisteni kanssa, kirjoitin lyhyen käsikirjoituksen ja kuvasin videon läppärin kameralla. Latasimme videot ilmaiseen nettieditoriin ja lopulta laitoin valmiin esittelyn YouTubeen. Vaikka oma sisäinen ääneni kritisoi nopeasti toteutettua, hieman amatöörimäistä lopputulosta, kurssin ohjaaja Maria Rajakallio kehui videota ja liitti sen SoMe Studion blogiin. Maria suositteli myös luomaan oman hashtagin työnhakua varten ja päädyin #carlosduuniin tägiin.

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  • Amazing Image Gallery

    It’s ALIVE! For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on my JavaScript (jQuery) Amazing Image Gallery, which displays four thumbnails and one single main photo. The basic functionality for local images was completed sometime ago, but today I released the Instagram version of my gallery. It fetches the four most recent photographs from my Instagram feed and displays them in the gallery. Developing AIG took a lot of trial and error, googling, green tea and help from my instructor, but it was absolutely worth it. Next, I plan on adding thumbnail scrolling and image preloading to the gallery.

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  • Hello and Welcome - First Post on Jekyll

    This is my very first post using the Jekyll blogging platform. I originally launched this site last spring but quickly realised updating it without any automation was going to be a major chore. Initially I was looking to use Wordpress, but Jekyll’s approach of generating only static HTML pages, free hosting on GitHub and versatility made me change my mind. I also felt like I could learn more by creating everything from scratch instead of being tempted to use a free Wordpress template. Not that there aren’t free Jekyll templates but I felt it was easier to create something from scratch using Jekyll rather than Wordpress.

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