Project 6 – Task 1 – Employment Opportunities

June 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Freelancing opportunities ( source “Is Freelancing for you?” by Chris Wright on Web Designer Magazine)

In today’s economy, Freelancing is very relevant because long term job safety is becoming a thing of the past. Companies are taking advantage of freelance market to mitigate risks, but freelancing is also preferred by many individuals for the lifestyle it promotes. There are two ways to get in freelance market: directly, through CV and send it to people you want to work for, or through agencies. Sometimes can be useful to use a good recruitment agent. Another way is to use one of the many jobs boards on the web. Payment can vary hugely depending on the role, and contract length can be negotiated and agreed.

Freelancing resources

FreelanceAdvisor –   A site with all kind of advice, tips, tricks and guides for the freelancer

Web Designer Magazine –   A useful guide to the top agencies out there.



Project 6 – Design Show Case – BEEF ‘A yummy Brighton collective’

June 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

For this project we have to design a team showcase. After the first meeting we decided to call the team BEEF. The team’s members are David, Corinne, Mikey, Lucie and me. My role in the group is website’s coding and implementation. Mikey made the layout, illustrations and graphic elements, Corinne made the logo and all the documentation, and all together we decided the showcase’s style and colours, the kind of font and the technology to use; in fact after the first meeting we decided as well not to use any flash animation.

Project 4 – Workshop 1

March 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

In this workshop we started to design real web pages, with a Dreamweaver template we learnt how to add different HTML elements (images, headings, paragraph, meta tags, and links) to a web page and how to set them with CSS. We began to use divs and positioning them with id and class CSS.

My web site is about a web agency in Brighton, it’s no real, I called it Surf Web design Brighton.

Below a snapshot of the page

Below I posted the HTML page code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Surf Web Design in Brighton = Web Designers and Developers based in Sussex</title>
<link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<meta name="Keywords" content="Web Design Brighton, web development based in Brighton, Surf Web Design, SEO, web agency, web Design Sussex, web services" />
<meta name="Description" content="Get the best web design in Brighton and Sussex at low cost. Surf Web Design Brighton is even Web development and SEO optimization. Web designers and developers will help you to have success on internet." />


<div id="container">
 <div id="header">
 <!-- end #header -->
 <div id="whitestripe"></div>
 <div id="navbar"><a href="index.html">Home</a> | <a href="about-surf-web-design.html">About</a> | <a href="portfolio-surf-web-design.html">Portfolio</a> | <a href="contact-surf-web-design.html">Contact</a></div>
 <div id="sidebar1">
 <p2>The background color on this div will only show for the length of the content. If you'd like a dividing line instead, place a border on the left side of the #mainContent div if it will always contain more content. </p2>
 <!-- end #sidebar1 --></div>
 <div id="mainContent">
 <h1> Surf Web Design in Brighton</h1>
 <p><img src="images/webdesign - img1.jpg" alt="web-design-brighton" width="237" height="157" align="left" />We offer you the best web design and development in Brighton and Sussex at very low cost, and SEO optimization for your success on internet. <br />
 <h2>Try Surf Web Design Brighton</h2>
 <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. </p>
 <!-- end #mainContent --></div>
 <!-- This clearing element should immediately follow the #mainContent div in order to force the #container div to contain all child floats --><br />
 <div id="whitestripe"></div>
 <div id="footer">
 <p1> &copy; 2011 Copyright Surf Web Design </p1>
<!-- end #container --></div>

and CSS code:

@charset "UTF-8";
body  {
 margin: 0; /* it's good practice to zero the margin and padding of the body element to account for differing browser defaults */
 padding: 0;
 text-align: center; /* this centers the container in IE 5* browsers. The text is then set to the left aligned default in the #container selector */
 color: #000000;
 font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
 font-size: 100%;
 background-color: #FFF;
 background-image: none;
.twoColFixLtHdr #container {
 width: 960px; /* the auto margins (in conjunction with a width) center the page */
 border: thin none #000000;
 text-align: left; /* this overrides the text-align: center on the body element. */
 margin-top: 0;
 margin-right: auto;
 margin-bottom: 0;
 margin-left: auto;
 background-color: #FFFFFF;
 background-image: url(images/surf-web-design-background-.jpg);
 background-repeat: repeat-y;
p1 {
 color: #FFF;
 font-size: small;
 font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
.twoColFixLtHdr #header {
 background-color: #DDDDDD;
 background-image: url(images/surf-web-design-header.jpg);
 height: 150px;
 padding-top: 0;
 padding-right: 10px;
 padding-bottom: 0;
 padding-left: 20px;
#navbar {
 background-color: #319bc3;
 height: 25px;
 padding-left: 650px;
 padding-top: 10px;
h1 , h2{
 font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
 color: #006287;
h3 {
 color: #FFF;
p2 {
 font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
 font-size: 12px;
p {
 font-size: 12px;
 color: #000;
 font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
#whitestripe {
 background-color: #FFF;
 height: 3px;
.imageleft {
 margin-right: 5px;
 margin-bottom: 5px;
.twoColFixLtHdr #header h1 {
 margin: 0; /* zeroing the margin of the last element in the #header div will avoid margin collapse - an unexplainable space between divs. If the div has a border around it, this is not necessary as that also avoids the margin collapse */
 padding: 10px 0; /* using padding instead of margin will allow you to keep the element away from the edges of the div */
.twoColFixLtHdr #sidebar1 {
 float: left; /* since this element is floated, a width must be given */
 width: 200px; /* the background color will be displayed for the length of the content in the column, but no further */
 padding: 15px 10px 15px 20px;
.twoColFixLtHdr #mainContent {
 margin: 0 0 0 250px; /* the left margin on this div element creates the column down the left side of the page - no matter how much content the sidebar1 div contains, the column space will remain. You can remove this margin if you want the #mainContent div's text to fill the #sidebar1 space when the content in #sidebar1 ends. */
 padding: 0 20px; /* remember that padding is the space inside the div box and margin is the space outside the div box */
.twoColFixLtHdr #footer {
 background-color: #319bc3;
 height: 30px;
 padding-top: 5px;
 padding-right: 10px;
 padding-bottom: 0;
 padding-left: 20px;
.twoColFixLtHdr #footer p {
 margin: 0; /* zeroing the margins of the first element in the footer will avoid the possibility of margin collapse - a space between divs */
 padding: 10px 0; /* padding on this element will create space, just as the the margin would have, without the margin collapse issue */
.fltrt { /* this class can be used to float an element right in your page. The floated element must precede the element it should be next to on the page. */
 float: right;
 margin-left: 8px;
.fltlft { /* this class can be used to float an element left in your page */
 float: left;
 margin-right: 8px;
.clearfloat { /* this class should be placed on a div or break element and should be the final element before the close of a container that should fully contain a float */
 font-size: 1px;
 line-height: 0px;
}a:link {
 color: #FFF;
 text-decoration: none;
a:visited {
 text-decoration: none;
 color: #FFF;
a:hover {
 text-decoration: underline;
 color: #FF0;
a:active {
 text-decoration: none;
 color: #FFF;

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