Blog

Uncategorized

Setting up a Paypal Button

I learned this week that using a way of payment is necessary on my website and that I need to consider what type of button I will choose. I wen through this video that help me to make a button .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhiV-e5Fuu0

Also , I needed to do some research on tax and shipping and I learned in class that the tax is apply wherever you have someone selling for you or partner with in another state. But in my case I will tax only Idaho. Also for shipping I was able to see that I could put the money charge per weight for shipping or even per order for instance: If they buy $50 , they will get free shipping and so on. So that was very interesting to learn about today. In addition, I learned a little bit about square that is usually what people will use with a white box. I saw that once at a dance party called al fuego.

https://squareup.com/ecommerce

Here is some more links for paypal payments:

https://www.paypalobjects.com/webstatic/mktg/merchant/videos/pp-online-payments-web.mp4

 

 

 

Advertisements
Uncategorized

Host and Site builder

This week we learn about business ideas that can be prioritize over other idea. Also, we were able to see how the competition level was . Being able to identify what the five best business ideas and from there being able to make a decision from those results. For my site builder I first choose Wix but then decided to do WordPress for the plug in benefits.

Wix : https://www.wix.com/

Also, we had to choose a website host and my choose was 101 manager using wordpress but it does not offer Adwords credit and I decided to take bluehost as it does offer Adwords credit for my project. I also like shopify but it is too expensive but great for E-commerce as well as wix.

Good question to asked when looking for a website is if it has a domain name, also it I get Adwords credit, what support it offers me, monthly / yearly payment as well as cost or discount for any of those. And if it will be good for the type of business that I am looking for.

Here is a link for bluehost: https://www.bluehost.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=brandsearch&kclickid=ec9a557a-16e9-454d-b1dc-69d7740b9766&utm_campaign=affiliate-link_searchbrandpromo_PPC

 

 

Uncategorized

Insight week 2 B250

In class this week, we learned a lot about ways about drop shipping and affiliate marketing.  I learned that Affiliate marketing is a lot about advertising someone else business on my website and anytime they click it will bring them to the business website and then pay to get the product or service where there will be a percentage to my website.

Here are some useful links:

http://www.cj.com/what-is-affiliate-marketing

https://www.rei.com/help/affiliates.html

http://affiliatetip.com/affiliate-newbies/

Moreover, Drop shipping is another marketing way used by many where there is wholesale that keep a product you are wanting to sell. You do not need to keep any inventory that is a benefit of using this type of marketing. Allowing a percentage as well to be delivered to the wholesaler.

Here are some links:

https://www.shopify.com/blog/6492023-drop-shipping-the-easiest-way-to-sell-online

http://www.mymiraclebaby.com/drop-ship.php

 

 

blog, business, Uncategorized, web creation

Web Creation Business

Ways to start a business on my own

In this week , I learned a lot of things about businesses and ways things need to get set up and also looking on how to get a new product or service that I would like to consider for my project or even in life later on. I learned a lot about business model and my favorite so far is affiliated and also advertising. I like affiliated as it is a good way for me to sell products or services online without having to worry about inventories, packing and so on. Also, as it has various options that could be something that I would consider later on after my graduation. This is a link to the business model that I looked at

http://digitalenterprise.org/models/models.html

I am considering to use the advertising model for my product that my friend Jamie Smith is making that are knitting different things such as bags, sweaters, dolls, hats and many more customized products that are created depending on demand. Moreover, I love the some of the tips for brainstorming that we learned in class. We can basically get ideas anywhere and even from others by looking at website or products as well as services that has been successful in the past and currently. Here is a link to this page that can be use for future reference in case I decided to have my own business on day.

http://bizthoughts.mikelee.org/brainstorming-business-ideas.html

Furthermore, it is very interesting to learn about google Adwords as it helps me to make comparison between competition of a certain product and be able to analysis if it is high or low. Example a 1 would be high and anything 0.32 or below is low and in between is medium. I was able to see clicks and also I could see potential products competitions. In addition, learning about different ways to go to start a business specially the things we need to consider such as the target audience that is very important to determined if we are going towards a more quality goal or more towards more money.  It was interesting to see that alibaba.com is a website that many had interact with and some had bad experience whereas others had great experience. An advantage of it would be that they have very cheap products and most of the type it is good quality but it takes a lot of times to come and there are language barrier as it is coming from china or other international countries. That obviously has some barrier and as a business that consider time efficiency as their goal this might not work for them. Also, making mistake is ok as that is how we can be successful to get ride of those drawbacks that prevent the business from succeeding. Here is a link to some tips in the future to find a wholesaler: https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-find-a-wholesale-distributor-2531713

Also , it is important to know the quality of my product or basically what is my target audience so I can set my goals. I learned to always total everything to 100%. For example, if I was selling a shirt with high quality then it can look like this:

Quality :50%

service:25%

price:25%

That equals 100%. And this can be used as comparison to other businesses that sell the same kind of product and then if there is any need for this evaluation to change then it can be compare and modified. Here is a useful link with examples as well:

http://emp.byui.edu/LUNDINK/250/Quantncompare.htm

Therefore, it is important to make some research and comparison of the product or service before it is an actual business to avoid any difficulties or reduce risk of failure. Moreover, even though it does not work it will help you analyze what could go wrong and then it can be anticipated or even the owner can have a backup plan. I will look forward in trying my business using these advice , tips and ideas.

 

 

 

blog, Design, icon

Dog Breed

Introduction

Icons represent a message that reach a particular audience even looking from a far distance and tell them what the message is about using color, shapes and several aspect of the principles of design. Our eyes are train to look and identify and It is very important that an Icon has a focal point so the audience can pay quick attention to it and the message can be transmitted in just one look. It could implies using the principles of design such as repetition, contrast that will put value to the icon and be able to transfer the message effectively and be able to actually target the targeted audience. The dogs breed that I designed are Pug, Labrador Retriever , Beagle, Border Collie and Husky.

Target Audience and Design Analysis

My audience are dog lovers especially breeders. Age of my audience would be 25-45, love to know about the breed of dogs and are passionate to read about dogs on any topics. Mostly targeting toward all gender as those are dog breeders that can look and recognize the breed of a specific dog looking at shapes and colors.  Therefore, all the five icons are each a separate breed to allow my audience to identify them quicker as the are different.

The colors used in this design has been varying as I made some changes for the final. Moreover, the colors I actually used are from actual dog breed color that I was able to get very close too an original dog by playing with the color palette. For instance, my “Beagle icon” has the colors of an actual beagle with different tons of browns , a white grey in the middle, dark and white for the eye, dark for the nose and pink tongue that I used to make the icon. All my icons colors have the same colors for the tongues, nose and eyes. Also the blue circle help a lot to bring value.

The principles of design has been used in these icons to give great values and also unity to my icons. As they are all dogs but just different breed. I used repetitions with the  nose,eyes, tongue on all my icons and placing the tongue according to the dog shape. Each dog head is sitting on a circle that helps to give more value as that is my second principle of design used to give a good focal point using similar color and size with all dog heads. Furthermore, the use of contrast was needed in order for each shapes to create the form needed and give the message needed in this case for instance ” looking at the Pug” we can see that it has the characteristics of a Pug, shorter ears, wider head as well. I used proximity to relate to the shapes with each heads to be able to distinguish which is the nose, tongue, eyes and ears with each icon as those are crucial so it can have at least the characteristics of an actual dog .  Each blue circle are align as well to allows a better understanding of each icon and  also movement of the eyes.

Conclusion

Therefore, icons are important as they should be able to give an identity even though seeing from a far distance using the principles of design such as contrast, repetitions, proximity and alignment. A Pug, Labrador Retriever, Beagle, Border Collie and Husky needs to give a specify message and identity. The targeted audience will be able to tell it is about dogs and be able to tell which breed they are looking at in the right moment.

 

Dog breed Icons-01

Dog breed Icons-03

Dog breed Icons-04

Dog breed Icons-05

Dog breed Icons-06

Dog breed Icons-07

Dog-breed-Icons*400.png

 

Dog-breed-Icons02-400.png

Dog-breed-Icons03-400.png

Dog-breed-Icons04-400

Dog-breed-Icons05-400

blog, Design, magasin

The blessings of Temple Marriage

 

Introduction

To have a successful magazine several aspects of design are needed to put an emphasis in the information that are being transferred to the targeted audience. All the details implies using the right colors, photographs , titles, even a great pull quote and a great typography as well. All of those principals of design are implemented and combined together to form a magazine. I used all of those principles in my magazine to be able to get my article about “Blessings of Temple Marriage” by Elder Richard G.Scott.

Target Audience and Design Analysis

My targeted audience are Mormon couples that are planning or thinking about getting married in the temple. Also a more appealing magazine toward the women in the relationships instead of the men. The age range is from 20 to 30 years old. Their interests are church activities, family trips, reading books , going on walks , cooking and enjoy seasonal times such as winter and spring.

The colors used to designed the magazine are pink Sherbet, Mona Lisa, Black White, color similar to Pancho and Spanish white that was chosen purposely to give contrast in my article and to get the attention of my audience. Those colors are very popular for Marriage settings and set a comfortable atmosphere for the reader to explore more about the article. A variety of repetitions of the color stated are used to keep the interest of the reader going in connection to the title.

The typography used are “apple chancery font” as a serif category for the main title of the magazine and “Myriad pro font” that is sans serif category both regular and bold to give contrast to my headings and subheadings. The apple chancery font is very elegant and it perfectly match the master title with its great serif displayed. Myriad pro is formal and easier to read , so the reader can have a clear understanding of the content. I aligned all titles, headings the same way with the text in the columns to give a  good flow. Also, proximity is used in my title, headings and subheadings to create a connection for example the heading “Be Worthy” is connected with “Choose the right”.

Photographs will help to generate the settings of my title so the reader can relate those pictures and the article together amplifying the emotions of the content. I used depth of field in the first picture where the temple is blurry in the back and the couple are standing in front of it with a lot of contrast to add a touch to the article. For the picture where they are standing up in the last spread, I used the rule of Third to have them touching all the intersection and touching the trees in the back as well. Trying to make sure that some elements are included. The second photograph has proximity in it as well to make sure that the reader can see a connection of the two persons in the image.

Conclusion

Therefore, a magazine needs to have a targeted audience to narrow down the principles of design that needs to be apply along with the color, typography and photography. It  can look simple but actually has several little details that can change the mood of your audience and create a specific settings for those targeted audience. The uses of colors, typography and photography are crucial in order to get the reader’s attention by effectively matching the information of the article.

Final Magasin

Final Magasin 2

Final Magasin 3.jpg

pic 3(Photo with rings on fingers) link

(Master page background of temple)link

pic 3

Photo taken by Jane Prefumo

pic5.jpg

Photo taken by Jane Prefumo

blog, Design, photos, Reverse engineer post

Elements of Photography

Introduction

Photography is the art and practice of taking photographs. There are three elements of photography that we will be exploring in this blog along with Steve McCurry photographs comparison with those elements and some of my photography as well. Steve McCurry worked in photojournalism and editorial using the rules in his photos to project his voice. He has been the most iconic voices in contemporary photography  Those elements are named the rule of third, leading line and depth of field.

Rule of Thirds

Photo by Steve McCurry-link: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/07/24/steve_mccurry_photographs_coffee_production_around_the_world_in_his_book.html

This photo was taken by Steve McCurry who is an American photographer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Steve McCurry wants the picture to stand on its own with its own place and feeling. He used the rule of thirds in this photo. The rule of thirds is placing points of interest along the intersection. While travelling , he showed us that those three brazilien people are important part of the picture as well as the nature around them and the action that they are doing that is production of coffee. Steve McCurry  wrote a book about this photograph named “From these hands”.

Photo taken by Jane Prefumo

In this photo, I made sure that my points of interest are interacting with the rule of thirds grid. As you can see, the grid intersection hits the girl in the background on her eyes and knee. Also, nature is a big part of this picture in comparison to McCurry’s example of rule of thirds as I want my audience to see the girl in the background around this beautiful pink tree and the grass alone the lines.  The grid placement helps my photo to stand on its own and have its own feeling.

Leading Lines

Photo by Steve McCurry-Link: http://fashionstatement.asia/overseas-tour-steve-mccurry

Steve McCurry used leading line in this picture from his overseas travel. He went on a visual journey to 12 countries and was best known for his national geographic magazine photograph of the ‘Afghan Girl’. In this photo, he used the elements of leading lines. By using this element, he is using natural lines to lead the eye into the picture. Also, there is a bit of contrast with the rocks in the middle.The draw over on this picture is showing how the lines do drag our eye along to get to the rocks in the middle.

Photo taken by Jane Prefumo

In this photograph, I used the lines along the stairs, the side of the stairs to target my focal point who is the girl in the middle. And it is perfect as she is showing contrast through her pink shirt. Following the lines that was over draw on this picture allows the eye to move directly to my target and show a perfect example. And in comparison with McCurry’s photograph, I made sure to have leading lines in my photo that are pointing on someone like he did with his. Allowing my eyes to go to the focal point much easier and with some contrast as well.

Depth of Field

Photo by Steve Mccurry-Link:http://observer.com/2016/05/photographer-steve-mccurry-goes-overseas-for-vacheron-constantin/

This year , Mr McCurry has teamed up with Swiss watch brand Vacheron Constantin to take pictures around the globe as part of the introduction of its revamped Overseas Collection. Vacheron Constantin has tasked Mr.McCurry with traveling to 12 different destinations around the world, corresponding to the 12 hours on the dial of a watch, to take whatever photographs capture his eye. In this photograph, he used the depth of field as an element of photography where he used the watch as the focal point making it closer to be bigger and by making everything else in the background blurry with not too much importance compared to the watch that requires all the attention. There is some repetition as well going on with the rock in the back.

Photo taken by Jane Prefumo

Depth of field used in my photograph  shows my object very close, clear and put more attention to the details of the flowers whereas the background, I try to have it blurry so it does not required as much attention as my focal point. In comparison to Steve McCurry’s depth of field photograph, we both made our object close, clear and our focus point. In addition, we have some repetition going on in the background as shown through the draw over in this picture.

Conclusion

The elements of photography is a great way to project the photographer opinion on each picture giving it a unique feeling. The three elements used in this blog show various ways on how object can be the target in different sizes and even distance. The rule of third is one of my favorite as by just aligning my objects, I can make sure that my audience perceived the important of each objects in the picture. Leading line is also great, my eye get to move around until it reaches its destination where the photographer wants me to go. Making sure that they are in control of leading the audience. The last one that we explore is depth of fields and it is very intriguing and at the same time you see what is the most important object that the photographer wants the audience attention to be. All of them are great used of elements that give purpose to the image itself and allows the audience to comprehend the objective of the photographer better. I will make sure that I sure those element daily as well.