Posted on Nov 20, 2013 by Touch EVA
Nowadays VA loan become more popular to the borrower because of the many good benefits and the promotion for it. And VA loans has the special impact in the context of Refinance rates.
For the one of a common question for borrowers is can the effect of VA loans makehim or her to get a bigger or more expensive houses by the context of Refinance rates.When encountering in this probable situation, there would may be a simple and usually answered of Yes. But please emphasize which I said that usually the VA loan “usually” give you the chance to get a bigger or more expensive houses by the context of Refinance rates which usually mean as not all but relatively always.
lowest refinance rates
And I will considered that it is also have a few factors to have the impact for this question such as for the borrower’s remaining VA loan entitlement and also the borrower’s debt-to-income ratio.
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In this graph, I show an animated line plot that I created using Illustrator and Flash Professional. I´d be happy to hear your feedback on how it could be improved.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013 by Mike Skocko
Instructions for installing and utilizing Game On, a WordPress plugin that transforms an ordinary blog into a gamified curriculum delivery system for educators.
Game On is free and open source: Download from GitHub
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Installation and UpdatingNecessary SettingsAssignments as Quests Collecting and Displaying DataData Collection via User ProfileNew videos will be added as they're recorded and uploaded.
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Posted on Nov 14, 2013 by Adam Corkett
Taking an earlier resource a little bit further to create a more realistic flame instance.
Posted on Nov 14, 2013 by Adam Corkett
The very bare bones of creating a flame animation, which introduces the shape tween and will progress to a slightly more complicated animation in future videos to improve on the effect.
This plan is tailored strictly for the AYU Summer Camp 2014 web designclass. Most students enter this coursewith little or no knowledge of most of the programs we use. A few are familiar with PhotoShop and a fewknow a little about HTML coding.
Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by katy brandt
It's so difficult to get a student to document their process. So often it's hard to even get students to explore their design through process sketches, scale models, etc. This is a way to have students take the time to really explore all the possibilities as well as give their fellow students insight into a different perspective and possibly a new way to use the tools at hand.
Portfolios communicate accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history. Individuals use portfolios to showcase their work when applying for a job, pitching to clients, or applying for higher education. Traditionally a portfolio is a book containing design samples. Portfolios can also be electronic, easily and quickly sharing a designer’s work with anyone in the world.
In this project, students create the elements of a portfolio that features work they have completed and work to be completed, concentrating on a particular career area. As students create their portfolios, they plan, implement, and test their designs; students then reflect on and evaluate their work.
Student product: Portfolio
Good web usability is defined as: easy to use, quick to learn, and providing an overall satisfying experience. A well-designed, usable site aims to enhance the user experience by elevating a website's perceived efficiency, elegance, and clarity. Observing how users interact with a web site can be the difference between a good and a great web project. Use this activity to introduce the topic of usability testing and have students create a usability-test interview sheet for testers to fill out as they conduct usability tests.
The typical use of a storyboard is in designing movies or animated cartoons to depict what happens in the story. A storyboard can also be used to tell the visual story of a web project. Use this activity to introduce students to the storyboard concept and how to create one with sufficient detail to enable a production crew to understand what they will create.
Digital photography is fast, fun, and easy. One of the coolest things about digital photography is that you can see your picture right away. With just a few clicks of the mouse you can download, organize, edit, and share all of your digital photos. In this activity, students take photos and gather images from various sources, identifying elements of visual design that reflect good composition. Students also learn about scanned images, Camera RAW, video stills, and key digital image terminology.
Portfolios communicate accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history. In this activity, students plan and organize content for a portfolio that will feature work they have completed and work to be completed. They determine the audience, goals, and structure of their portfolio and organize the portfolios content through creating a flowchart. As students plan their
portfolios, they reflect on and evaluate their work.
There are many kinds of jobs within the design field including careers in graphic design, web development, video production, and so on. In order for students to take the skills they are using and apply them in the real world they should understand what career choices are available and what qualifications and skill sets they will need to be hired for a job in their desired field. In this activity, students research career areas and job titles to help them identify career goals, necessary certifications and qualifications, and to help them determine the focus and goals of a portfolio.
Continually reviewing ones work and redesigning as you go will ensure high quality outcomes. Engaging in review and redesign cycles is a useful step in the overall design process intended to help students improve and expand their designs and design skills. In this activity students engage in a formal review and redesign process where they will make any necessary changes to their project according to the feedback from the design review.
Depending on the project, sometimes a client or another team member will provide the content and sometimes the designer is expected to create or take the content and make it project ready. Use this activity to review the general rules of writing to facilitate how the content is written and presented and/or giving advice to a client on content creation and presentation. Additionally students will learn how to research and write content for theme, purpose, and audience.
A reflection paper is used to capture reactions, feelings and analysis of an experience in a more personal way than in a research essay or formal presentation. Use this activity to introduce reflection papers and how your students can use them to reflect on the process of creating a design project by identifying areas for improvement for their project and process.
Most jobs in the design world require teamwork and will use project management and planning tools to ensure successful project deliver, especially to clients. In order for students to learn these important skills, use this activity to introduce the concepts and best practices used for project planning, production phases, project management and working in teams.
Project planning is an important step in the production phases of design projects. In this activity students learn how to create a project plan and use it to plan and track project milestones, meet their project deliverables, and understand teammates roles and responsibilities.
The ability for a designer to be able to present design projects is an important skills to have as it can happen at various junctures and in various ways throughout the design cycle. Presentations can take many forms and be made to a variety of audiences. Use this activity to teach your students how to communicate clearly, ideas for creating effective presentations, and guidelines for presenting to teammates, groups, and clients.
Revision is an important part of the design process and many designers can benefit from peer review. Additionally, peer review occurs in many professional environments and it will be good practice to start on this essential skill now. In this activity, students are introduced to guidelines for how to participate in peer review so they can communicate information and listen to and provide feedback.
Focus groups are an effective way to reach out to your potential audience so they can provide feedback and comments that help designers evaluate their projects and/or test new ideas. In this activity students are introduced to the purpose of a focus group and general tips for conducting them so they can use the feedback to inform and improve their designs.
Designers use design principles to evaluate and inform the consistency and visual hierarchy of their design. Put into action, design and typographic principles, can then be used to make sure designs reach an intended target audience and/or meet the goals of a company or individual. Use this activity to introduce the how to use design principles and typography so students can evaluate and inform their designs.
A design comp is an electronic drawing that shows a detailed design of project, like a web page. In this activity students will learn how design comps are used in the design and development process, especially when working with clients, and how to create them so they can present multiple design ideas.
Understanding how to legally use resources and content, as well as, how to protect one’s work is very important. In this activity students will learn about copyright rules, fair use guidelines, and intellectual property so they know when permission must be obtained and the methods used to indicate content is copyrighted.