Oops. This is not very graceful.
Unfortunately no progress has been made this week on this assignment because I have been focused on writing an essay which has been slowly draining the life out of me.
Will Nicole find her assignment motivation again? Will she complete and hand in her essay and do some work on this assignment? Only time will tell.
I have completed the first mock up that I’m somewhat happy with. It’s simple, functional, and has all the requirements.
After trying to integrate arrows I have decided they are gross and I can’t seem to get them into my layout nicely so I don’t want them and have decided instead that the user can navigate the gallery by clicking the images below.
I have also placed the title and caption on top of the images with a small opacity on the background which I think looks nice. I am considering making the caption and background disappear so that the user can see the full image, but I don’t want it to be too confusing.
I haven’t inserted all my images because I made a rookie mistake and saved them on the wrong computer, but will be putting them when I have the edited images.
I want the images to be semi-transparent when they are not selected, but then fully transparent when they are hovered over. The image displaying up the top is going to be full opacity. This makes the image that is selected recognisable within the gallery, but also adds a somewhat ‘snowy’ effect I think by making them hazy by lowering the opacity. I’m not sure about what opacity percent I want to use yet. The images below that are ‘unselected’ are at 65% opacity, but could still be unrecognisable.
This week I have chosen and edited my images. I applied roughly the same edits to them, to add a bit of grain and sharpness, and cool down the image.
For example, the image below on the left is one from Flickr that has a creative commons license, and on the right is my edit.
I have also decided to use the font PT Sans Caption Bold for the gallery title in forced capitals, because it follows the strong bold theme that other snow themed sites use.
At this stage I am also thinking I will use the regular version of the same font for the other text (captions).
I think it would look unified if this was also uppercase, however it may look too overpowering when it is put together.
I have also done a few pencil sketch mock ups however am not sure about any of the mock ups, and did these before my latest research post so am going to try and develop them a bit more. I tried pushing elements around in photoshop for a more visual mock up, but I’m not satisfied with this either after doing my latest research post.