Semester I Semester II
GCT 100 Macintosh Basics
GCT 235 Interactive Design
GCT 260 Digital Imaging Basics
GCT 237 Interactive Programming I
GCT 238 Interactive Programming II
GCT 255 Interactive Graphics
GCT 262 Digital Imaging for Interactivity

GCT 235 Interactive Design
Adobe PageMill 3.0
dates: 09/09/00-10/07/00
For someone like me who's been hand coding web pages since day one, this class was a bit too basic. And obsolete, since our teacher told use that Adobe had discontinued production of PageMill.

The program is a basic WYSIWYG editor. If I remember correctly, you could toggle between codes and WYSIWYG, which confused classmates sitting next to me.

PageMill is extremely limited, but the class did stress principles of design. I agree with one of the professors in the program who suggested we start right by diving into Dreamweaver.

We worked on two major "sites" in class, and I want it known for the record that I did NOT choose the psychadelic color scheme for the Travel Web page. I did the best I could with that painful logo. I created the image map by hand as well. In future graphics classes, I hope we address the problem of anti-aliasing and how to compensate for it. Otherwise, I'm quite pleased with the map.

Our final site, Warner Peripherals was much easier on the eyes, with even a printer-friendly option for visitors who would want to print the company's site. Many visitors but don't realize they'd have to tell their browsers to "print in black ink". Because white text onscreen would result in white text on paper, it would appear to send an empty page through the printer. A printer-friendly version bypasses this inconvenience to the potential customer. Be sure to marvel at my amazing eye-catching animated gif. The image map is also my creation, even thought it's not quite as interesting as the Travel Web Island map.

Final Grade: A