task butler – app launch

https://lh5.ggpht.com/gKLqm19iAK8sFVlv4BegGs75SIg8Wb0xghuj9UaELPZ2QISQpQDhDzvVo4kPcL5pQYQ=w124Recently I designed an icon for an app that my friend was working on – Task Butler. Well Task Butler has launched and is available through Google Play for Andriod devices!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.worcester.cs499summer2012

Task Butler is a personal assistant app that helps keep your life organized. Use Task Butler to keep track of all of your shopping, errands, bills, to-do lists, and more. You can group your tasks into categories to create sub-lists of similar tasks. You can assign due dates to tasks, and Task Butler will remind you when it’s time to complete them. For an especially time-sensitive task, use the procrastination alarm and Task Butler will make sure you finish it!

If you have an Andriod, be sure to download it and leave a review and rating!

Over the next few weeks I hope to make a nice webpage for it too. :]

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milliebot website up and running!

I did it, I finally finished enough of my website to launch it! I am so excited. It feels amazing to actually have a website for myself that I designed, rather than a simple blog. Woo! Of course, there are still tweaks that need to be made, but it’s functional for now!

preview

I’ve been side-tracked from my own website because I’ve been working on a website for a DJ that we know.

Nothing is finalized at the moment, but hopefully he will like the color scheme and header (I know I do!) Nothing crazy for the layout, just a clean, simple design that gets his information across. I am obsessed with rollover images, so I am having a lot of fun with those right now.

I am planning on getting my site up and running within the next week or two. It’s not fully finished, but I have enough to get it out there. Basically I just need to finish resizing and saving my artwork for the web. I don’t want that tedious work to keep me from actually having a real website up and running, so I’m going to do something about that soon. Plus, having my site up will keep me motivated to continue uploading my images.

ray bradbury

Unfortunately on Tuesday, we lost another great writer, Ray Bradbury. Mostly I am pointing this out as a reader (and aspiring writer) because I admire what little of his work that I’ve read, and plan on reading more.

From a graphic standpoint, I really enjoy the image on his front page. The collage is a little eerie, which fits with his image, and when you hover over the boxes with a solid background, they reveal more of the main image.

The rest of the site leaves a little to be desired however. The layout of the images on each page is visually interesting, but it drives me crazy when the site itself isn’t centered in the middle of the browser.

As someone new to the web design world, I find myself noticing more elements of web pages than I did before, and figuring out what I like and dislike.

In the end, it’s always sad when someone you admire passes away, and though none of us live forever, it’s inspiring to know that his work will live on.

website screenshots

So I’ve been working really hard on my website lately. I’ve got the general layout done, and now I am figuring out what projects are going to be featured and optimizing the pictures for the web. I’ve still got a ton of work ahead of me, but I started in the easiest place, which was the photography page. I’ve got that all finalized, and with some Javascript (which I am going to work on learning), I’ve got a gallery that looks just the way I want it to.

(Click to enlarge)

When you click on a thumbnail, a window expands to show the full image, and from there you can browse left or right through the entire gallery on that page. Yay for Javascript!

Now I just need to work on photographing something other than flowers/nature. Feel free to volunteer as a portrait test subject. ;]