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PS the hand in date is Tuesday May 10 at 4pm

4 May

On Tuesday May 10 you will have to hand in your Magazine/Book/Newspaper/Website [or a receipt showing that you are having it printed] to Lauren at reception.

You also have to publish a PDF or widget from Blurb of your completed work on your Blog/website at the same time.

You will need to hand in this URL along with your submission and your HEADER SHEET.

If you do not do all of the above your work cannot be marked and this will result in not be able to pass the course.

Don’t Panic and try to enjoy the creation you are about to produce.

Any questions just email me at:  im08@gre.ac.uk

All the best

Mark

What is RSS?

12 Jan

For more information go to:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/02/rss-best-design-practices-and-icons/

 

RSS: Best Design Practices And Icons

RSS is extremely simple and yet so powerful. Not only does every weblog need it for content syndication; the number of RSS subscribers is a metric for weblog’s popularity and its success in the blogosphere. However, although millions do use RSS, hundreds of millions don’t. That’s no good news, since RSS offers a bunch of advantages that can boost your productivity and improve your information consumption in a quite elegant and easy-to-use way.

In this article we give an overview of what RSS is and present best design and usability-practices for design and placement of RSS-buttons on a web site. We also showcase dozens of free RSS-icons and provide you with references to related tutorials and how-tos.

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What is RSS?

RSS is basically a family of formats used to publish (not broadcast!) frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. The main advantage for users lies in the fact that they don’t have to keep up with their favorite web sites checking them manually. Instead, it is done in an automated manner so you get notified automatically once the sites are updated.

RSS content can be read using feed readers such as Bloglines4 or aggregators such as Netvibes5. The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed’s link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser. The feed-reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds — automatically.

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To get an instant idea of how it is actually done you should take a look at RSS in Plain English which explains the basics of RSS in 3.5 minutes in Plain English.

Is blogging for me?

10 Jan

http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking/article/957167

Is blogging for me?

By: Andrew Bryant

Online editor of Artsts talking Andrew Bryant addresses some typical concerns about starting a blog

I don’t have time to keep a blog, I’d rather be in the studio making work

A blog can form part of your studio practice by providing the structure for reflexive thought. We all know how difficult it is to ‘think’ about our own work and writing is one of the ways to make thinking more productive, by following a train of thought ‘with pen in hand’. With the added awareness of an audience, no matter how big or small, we have someone in mind to address our thoughts to. Artists have always kept daybooks and journals to reflect on what they are doing, why not write your blog entries in the studio as a way of focusing yourself for a days work?

More can be seen at:

http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking/article/957167