Monthly Archives: October 2010

Life in 2050 – What DIM offers to our aging population

Matt, Dan & Iphia will be focusing on technology and how it is being created to adapt to the aging population.

DIM is a communications company that is focused on providing products where businesses can enhance the  experience of our seniors.

Below are previous mock up samples:

We are re-inventing communication and technology. Our goal is to change the world’s business models to save capital, make smarter decisions and to integrate technology within businesses. This presents new opportunities in online shopping as well since now you can physically try out the product before a purchase. Companies can now seal business transactions faster than before due to the effectiveness of our product. In our fast-paced society, time is money so by completing business deals, your company’s productivity increases, sales increase and a growth in revenue is more likely.

Imagine yourself purchasing a product online that you’ve never seen in person, you’re nervous that the product may not live up to what you believe, we are here to prevent confusion.

Click on image to view ad.

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Group 6: Extreme Optimization

Extreme_Optimization_Presentation!_by_Matt,__Iphia_&_Daniel

If you would like to view the original presentation, please view the link below.


My Experience in Second Life!

For the past few weeks, I’ve allocating short moments of time for me to sightsee in Second Life. At first I was aimlessly just teleporting myself around in order to see what was out there. This led me into a few questionable places, which I had to quickly retreat from.
Recently while googleing Top Ranked places to visit in Second Life, I came across these rather cool spots.
Below are a few links, which I would like to share. Will go into more detail regarding a few in my Vimeo link.

Egypt

Adelaide was another recommended location to visit in Second Life. It’s picturesque and tranquile. Meet a gentleman who exclaimed that he would visit this location to “relax”.

Did some sightseeing…and meet a few characters during my visit.

Above image is from Flotsom Beach……another suggested location for Second Lifer’s. Below is a gallery I happened to view while “walking” around the area.

Below is Help Island, a great spot for new avatars to meet with other newbies. I got a chance to chat with a few avatars who were either new to SL or have been exploring for some time.

 

Got to opportunity to meet with a Second Life who shared with me what she has been a member for over 3 years. A 54 year old married mother who become a programmer.

Will continue to post more as I continue on my journey. I must state that Second Life is not my cup-of-tea. On an average, I personally do not have 4 hours in my day to venture around and chat with random strangers. I will acknowledge the educational benefits of using this interface to learn more about New Media and any other topic which may grab the attention of the participants. Also see how beneficial it would be to use this program if you are person who is unable to converse with people in real life, either due to  shyness, suffering from any antisocial behavior due to psychological issues, or a physical disability.

Below is my video documentation of my experience:

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Group 9: Through examples, explain how to build a css navigation bar.

Building a CCSS Navigation Bar

View samples at the link below:

http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_navbar.asp

Creating CSS Navigation – a Tabbed CSS Menu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXdsBFn0nYk


HTML huh?

OK…after weeks of confusion, I finally figured it out! Was able to build my website page using only TextEdit and HTML on my MAC!  Thankfully there are countless online tutorials, which are there to assist novice designs to plunge into the world on Hypertext Markup Language.

The result is the site below:
http://www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/ihenry/

Now, I know it’s not very fancy or highly interactive, but it’s a start! This time around, I did not use Dreamweaver nor “Phoned a Friend”, but finally found some rather helpful tutorials on Youtube that was very helpful and worked well for me. Feel free to browse the links below:

HTML for Beginners | Lesson 1: The Basics

HTML for Beginners | Lesson 2: Background Color & Common Tags

HTML Beginner Tutorial 1 Make a Website Using Only Notepad!

HTML for Beginners | Lesson 3: Links

HTML Beginner Tutorial 2 Fonts and Images

How to Create Web Pages Using HTML: How to Add a Background Image to a Web Page

HTML Tutorial 09 – Head Title and Meta Tags

How to Add Meta Tags to a Web Page


Websites which work and a few which could be improved

Below are a few websites which I believed worked best…………..more details to come……

http://formtroopers.com/

http://www.jameslaicreative.com/

http://www.bcandullo.com/

http://www.theremixproject.ca

http://www.danielstenberg.com

The website below was not visually appealing and had a few elements that did not work for the over all experience of using the site.

http://www.greypebbles.com

……………more details to come.