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Apr 9, 2014
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I’ve started the Safeguarding poster VERY late and so need something quick, simple but effective. The WSCB seems to be a route for adults to speak for children who are being abused in some way, and so this idea of a literal representation of a child having no means to speak has come to my mind. I remembered this scene in the Matrix, and would like to base my poster on this idea, I’m just looking for the right photo now

I’ve started the Safeguarding poster VERY late and so need something quick, simple but effective. The WSCB seems to be a route for adults to speak for children who are being abused in some way, and so this idea of a literal representation of a child having no means to speak has come to my mind. I remembered this scene in the Matrix, and would like to base my poster on this idea, I’m just looking for the right photo now


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Apr 3, 2014
@ 12:41 pm
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When I think about kids watching a TV show like American Idol or The Voice, then they think, ‘Oh, OK, that’s how you become a musician.’ You stand in line for eight fucking hours with 800 people at a convention centre and then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it’s not fucking good enough. Can you imagine? It’s destroying the next generation of musicians! Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy and old fucking drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they’ll suck, too. And then they’ll fucking start playing and they’ll have the best time they’ve ever had in their lives and then all of a sudden they’ll become Nirvana. Because that’s exactly what happened with Nirvana. Just a bunch of guys that had some crappy old instruments and they got together and started playing some noisy-ass shit, and they became the biggest band in the world. That can happen again! You don’t need a fucking computer or the internet or The Voice or American Idol.

— Dave Grohl


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Apr 3, 2014
@ 12:37 pm
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Is Live Music Dying Out

Just thought I needed to take a step back from the design side of things to remind myself of why I am making my website. I love live music, both viewing and performing, but its a sad fact the digital age is taking over. It’s a bit ironic that I am trying to use these digital means to give live music a push in the right direction.

http://louderthanwar.com/is-the-live-circuit-dying-out/

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/the-day-live-music-died-1751562.html

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/feb/20/pop-music-business-digital-revolution


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Apr 3, 2014
@ 9:56 am
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More links here to brand guidelines, this time related to the use of Googles Play store and Apples App store logos.

http://developer.android.com/distribute/googleplay/promote/brand.html

https://developer.apple.com/app-store/marketing/guidelines/#appstore


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Apr 3, 2014
@ 9:15 am
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As in the long term I would intend to have Facebook and Twitter accounts connected to my website (mostly to reach a bigger audience, or to make use of their mobile notification services) I want to put links to these onto my homepage. These links here show the brand guidelines related to the usage of Facebook and Twitters logos.

https://about.twitter.com/press/brand-assets

https://www.facebookbrand.com/

http://blog.limecreative.co.uk/twitter-and-facebook-logo-usage-guidelines/


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Apr 2, 2014
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20 great examples of website footer design | Web design | Creative Bloq »

I got talking to a friend the other day who is a web designer and asked her what she thought of my website so far. She pointed out that it was missing a footer bar

Can’t believe I’ve missed something so obvious, but I suppose thats why you ask people. Anyway, this link above has some good info about designing footers.


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Mar 28, 2014
@ 10:43 am
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Designing The Holy Search Box: Examples And Best Practices | Smashing Magazine »

I’m well on my way to completing my homepage, but I’ve come to designing my search section and not cant quite get it right. Useful article here about search box design.


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Mar 27, 2014
@ 11:42 am
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radar consoles »

A collection of images of radar consoles. Numbers 5, 8 and 12 look kind of like how I want mine to appear


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Mar 27, 2014
@ 11:39 am
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Radar Console »

The home page of this website uses a radar console feel to it (although very basic design) which gives a rough idea of what I want to achieve


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Mar 27, 2014
@ 11:15 am
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I’ve been paper prototyping my website, and can’t get a layout that I’m happy with. Just been doodling away and the idea has hit me to take the Radar theme to its extreme and use the entire radar console as the basis for the website home page, with similar themes throughout the site. For example, Google maps may be presented as if on the radar screen (if this is possible), and profile pages could seem to be a computer screen situated on the console itself.