CMAT 211 – Semester Warp Up

This semester went by really fast and I can’t believe that this is my very last post. What I learned from this class aside from how to use Indesign and WordPress two programs that I had no previous knowledge of before entering the class was that there are many ways to complete a task. There…

Additional Design Resources

New Resources The AIGA – University of Baltimore Group – this link takes you to the American Institute of Graphic Arts University of Baltimore chapter this is a great link to get involved if you are interested in Graphic Arts Adobe Indesign – This link takes you to the Indesign website giving you a chance to download InDesign as…

Adding Widgets

Creating Widgets for your Indesign site is a very simple and easy process, that in the end will make your blog have a more advanced look and feel when people come and visit it. The first step in finding widgets for your blog is to click the customize button next to the Themes tab on…

Creating a WordPress Header Image Using InDesign

WordPress allows you to add your own create headers to customize your page and make it exactly the way you like it. One way to create a custom header is to use InDesign in order to create one, the process in creating one starts like this -> create a new file with the width of 960p and…

WordPress Customization

Customizing your site is a very simple process when it comes customizing your blog the first thing you do is click the customize tab next to the theme tab. When you click that “customize” tab you will see a few different tabs. They are Colors & Background, Fonts,  Header Image, and Widgets. Colors & Backgrounds…

Adding Categories

Adding categories is truly very easy, within your post on the side contains your post settings, where there’s a tab titled Categories & Tags within that tab you click the “add new category” button and titled your own category and click “Add New Category” once you finish you will now have categories that you can…

Adding Links

Adding Links to your post and pages is quite easy once you get the hang of it. When it comes to adding a link to a PDF image what you do is click the “insert content” button and add your PDF file to the post or page that you’re on. Now you can also add…

Adding Images

When creating images from either Indesign or Acrobat it’s essentially the same process. When in Indesign the process is File > Export > JPEG > Save this allows you to create an image of whatever project you have created within InDesign, Now with Acrobat you do almost the exactly the same process, now the reason for this is…

Learning WordPress vs. Learning InDesign

WordPress and InDesign are two very different applications, On one hand, WordPress is much easier to use than Indesign. With WordPress, it’s directed to mass consumers compared to InDesign which is directed to graphic designers and professionals. When it comes to InDesign you can be more creative compared to WordPress, and you can change almost everything within…

Post and Pages in WordPress

Working on my post and pages within WordPress wasn’t very hard when looking at the page option allows you to house content under one section making it easy to find by people looking at your blog. The Page feature allows viewers to reach old content much faster by clicking on the tabs than scrolling through…

Second Post Already !

The first post was pretty easy. If I can just get the hang of going back and forth between the back end and the front end, I think I’ll be well on my way to figuring this out.