For the last few weeks, I’ve been helping out with the design of Handmade Colorado. This is an exhibition at Denver International Airport featuring crafters and artists from throughout the state. It has been an immensely fun project! They have some really amazing stuff in those cases… I am definitely putting a Valentich bag on my wish list. The exhibition photos I took (after a 5-hour flight! And at night!) turned out terribly, but when I have some I will post them here.
I’ve also been upping my web design skills with this project. I have been studying HTML & CSS for the last year, but feel like I have doubled my knowledge of these subjects in the last three weeks. As the exhibition has a QR code, many people will (hopefully) be interacting with the site on their mobile devices. So I learned how to create a responsive web design that can be scaled up or down depending on the user’s screen size.
The new site was uploaded today, and I hope people enjoy interacting with it. But there is no rest in my future… we are planning a more expansive (WordPress-powered) site that has content from the participants themselves. I have some experience with WordPress with this site, but creating, or even doing a decent job of customizing, a WP theme is a huge undertaking. I have been studying, learning, experimenting and working day and night on this. I first learned HTML in 1999 and it has been absolutely astounding to me how much more complicated web design is now in 2012. Back then, I loved experimenting with layout and image maps (remember them?). I’d love to get my skillset up to the level where I feel like I am playing, rather than trying to solve a problem.