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Visual Rhetoric Week 9 (Friday): Book Production Presentation

Today’s Plan : Book Cover and Jacket Book Production Presentation Book Production Project Rubric Garr Reynolds and Presentation Zen Design Canvas assignment: Make a Zen Presentation Hand back posters Work Time Homework Book Cover and Jacket Today I wanted to … Continue reading

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Visual Rhetoric 9.1: Book Cover and Jacket

Today’s Plan: Book cover and jacket Hand back posters Book Cover and Jacket Today I wanted to revisit the book cover portion of the project. You will notice that I am asking for a book cover with a jacket, the … Continue reading

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Visual Rhetoric 8.1: Book Production Resources

Today’s Plan: Design Theory: Page Layout Design Theory: Typography Design Theory: Book Design Design Theory: Thinking Avant Garde with E.E. Cummings

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Clients from Hell

For more evidence of why an extensive education in rhetoric might be valuable in the 21st century broadcast society, please see Clients from Hell.

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Take a Break from Grading…

…and start evaluating things in five seconds or less. Even comes with instantaneous feedback. Go ahead, you deserve some free time.

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My New Homepage Ate My Blogger Design. Sort of.

marccsantos.com got a new look today. I wanted something minimalist and clean before I head out on the job market. The design corresponds to the visual design of my other job materials (CV, cover letter, dissertation summary). The face-lift isn’t … Continue reading

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True Font Families

A List Apart is featuring an article on the future of CSS. Their prediction? Increased compatibility with web fonts, decreasing reliance on browser compatibility. Today, if a user doesn’t have a font, tough luck. But in the future? CSS coding … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire Thoughts

I’m sitting in one of Purdue’s undergrad computer labs to work on my teaching portfolio (the draft of which is below–I’m going to play around with that Dali-esque scheme). The reason I’m using a gen-pop lab: the new Adobe Creative … Continue reading

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Time for a Change

Since just about every person I know has some distaste for this blog and my homepage’s design, I’ve decided its time for a redesign before I hit the job market. The problem: I have no inspiration. None. This is a … Continue reading

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Sliding Header

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve created a “sliding header” technique: a CSS method for handling screen resize. Since buying a mac and regularly using Safari, I’ve been a bit more sensitive to the need to create pages … Continue reading

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