idea of background

i have a new for the website index page background,

-using a theater screen with light source from the back and shadow stand in the front, it represent what the person’s identity in front of people is unknown before he/she interact with other people.

for the content page, I would use the that identify to that particular identity of that person using patterns, or image, such as classroom when she is a student, or a home feel image or a warm colour background when she’s with family.


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we learn abit of flash today.

-use of time line, motion path.
-each moving part have be in different layers

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I am thinking of using an image of a shadow doing a “click to enter” page as a introduction page of my website. The shadow might be keep changing into different person’s shadow. I can do that with photoshop. And click the question mark in the middle to enter the site.

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photoshop (animation)

to make an animation image with photoshop

– put frames in different layers
-open animation window by selecting window>animation
-select the layer of the frame at the layer window
-click Duplicates selected frame, at the bottom of the animation window
-set the time at the bottom of each frame
-save it as a gif file. =]


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week 7

In this week class (week 7), we learned more Photoshop (mask layer) and we started learning flash. I tired using all the tools at the tools bar and played around with the time line, looking forward to learn more on flash next class.=]

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How does my concept respond to the theme?
My concept is different identities of one particular person in front of different crowd in different situation and the identity/ies hidden behind people. It aims to gives people more idea of what “identity” is, and we all have multi-identities in this world, although we have only one body.

Is it fully developed as an idea?
I had two ideas developed in my head from my concept, one is using shadow of a person (I call it “the One”) with images of him in different situation such as in crowd, places cut in parts on it, to show the different identities of the one. And the second one is the identities behind a group of people doing the same thing such as in meeting, on transports or in class. After discuss with my peer in class, he suggested me to combine two idea in one. So I am now thinking of using an image of a group of people (shadow) rather then just one single person’s shadow, then faces show up when the mouse move on to the person, click it and see the other side or the hidden identity of him/hers.

How could it be improved?
He also suggested to put on different type of music on different identity to increase the contrast of it, I think that’s an really good idea.

Are you confident you have the skills to produce it?
I am confident I can produce the shadow and edit the images with Photoshop, however I might need some flash on the website, unfortunately I never done anything with flash before, but I believed that I will can learn that from this course.

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The concept of my identity web site is – Identity is the knowledge of other people know of you, or in other words, what you shows the world. An my concept is, every single person has different identities in different situations or with different people. Such as I am are a passenger on the bus, driver when driving, a student at school etc.

Idea: A black shadow of a person (with a big question mark in the middle maybe?) on the index page which makes you have no idea what identity he/she is, then photos of that person fade in and fill in the shadow in parts. And those photos should be token in different place, situation and outfit to represent the different identities of the person. Click on the part of the photo and more photos of that identity of the person pops out and go surround the shadow. And more detail of that identity at the bottom left or right of the page.

Here is the draft of my story board.

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For the next assignment, we need to produce a website of “identity” by DreamWeaver. Before I start brainstorming, my brain goes blank and confused, the only thing comes into my head is, what is identity exactly mean?  here is the result from wikitionary.


  • IPA:/aɪˈdentəti/


identity (plural identities)

  1. The sameness some individuals share to make up the same kind or universal.
  2. The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.
  3. A name or personathe mask or appearance one presents to the world—by which one is known.
    This criminal has taken on several identities
  4. Knowledge of who one is.
    I’ve been through so many changes, I have no sense of identity.
    This nation has a strong identity.
  5. (algebra, computing) Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.
  6. (algebra) An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.

After doing research and discussion with peers in class, finally I got some idea for my website.

Identity is the knowledge of the one shows in the world or in front of others, I also think about multi-identities, the term multi-identities here I actually mean the different identities of one person in different situation. If I use myself as a example, I am a daughter of my parents, a student at school, a friend of my friends etc.


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image description: Typographic piece for the mens fashion brand created from an original quote by Alfred Dunhill.
One in a series printed as part of an installation for the brand in New York city. 2010

I like this combination of the text and shape of the image, the shapes and texts looks layer on layer but we can still read the texts clearly. The different direction, size and font of the text give a mystery feeling and makes me wanted to read them. The colour of the whole image shows the idea of Dunhil’s.

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This is the official website of Kate miller, and Australian singer and song writer. When load into the front page of the website, you’ll see a cross section of a house with empty rooms, but then when you move the mouse to the house, you’ll see different picture of each room and you can click in to pages, and it fades out when the mouse moved away. At the same time the face of Kate Miller is fading in and out in the middle of the house. And you may also go to pages directly by clicking the link at the right. You can found Kate Miller’s introduction of herself, lyrics of her songs, design product of her’s, songs, video on the site, you may also buy her album there. The whole website looks attracting and artistic.

I think this website involve both art and design. As my understanding of the difference of art and design, basically are art work are produced with no specific purpose but to express artist’s soul and feeling. An design product got target to achieve and more customer based. And in this website

At the point of view of art, the background, images and texts go well together and make the website look attracting and it shows the character of Kate Miller, and at the design point of view, an attracting looking website would makes people to stay there longer.

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