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Image from http://angperegrino.com/2009/11/19/150-things-about-the-ateneo-i/
Redesigning the Site

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Looking back on the first draft of the website, I can definitely say that my project has gone through a major overhaul. The first change, and perhaps the most noticeable, is the background color of the website. I knew that my website's background had to be blue and white (the school colors of Ateneo) yet picking the hue and the proper shade of the background was tricky. I was looking for a shade such as the one in http://www.gamefaqs.com/ and luckily, I was able to find a color that was less like purple and more like blue (in reference to the said website's background color). Second, I changed the layout of my websites. I was influenced by http://ateneo.edu/ and I was struck by its simplicity yet effectiveness in delivering information. Instead of the 2 column format that the Ateneo website uses, however, I decided to use a 3 column format. The left column would contain the main links, the middle column would contain images and some miscellaneous text while the right column would contain the main text of that particular website. Third, I decided to use typography in stating the website title on the upper left hand corner of every website. Looking through pages such as http://www.pixelperfectportfolios.com/ and http://foliofocus.com/foundation-two/, I realized that my website would become more dynamic if I were to use typography for the title of my website as opposed to just using a regular font. Using the website http://interactimage.com/, I created the name (or perhaps "logo") of my website and I plastered it onto all of the different websites just to give it a more streamlined feel. I also added two pictures on the upper left hand corner to add to that effect. Finally, one of the more particular changes that I have done is to add a Youtube link inside the “School Spirit” link. I originally just placed an image for that site but after looking through websites such as http://thealbumproject.net/, I felt that actually placing music instead of just talking about it would better engage the reader and would give the reader a chance to actually hear and sample the cheer/music that is being discussed in the website.

This web site is being created for CTW 1 at Santa Clara University with Marc Bousquet