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Week 4: Search Engine Optimization

I have heard the term Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, a lot but I am fairly unfamiliar with what it actually means.  I have had brief introductions to it in my other courses, but this week’s readings were my first real introduction to SEO.   359 more words


A public list of goals for my spring 2015 semester

Here’s the deal: I am really, really bad at blogging. I know I’m a journalist, and I’m supposed to be all hip-to-the-hop with online media but blogging has always been one of those things that is hard for me to keep up with. 331 more words

Why Own … When You Can Rent?

Most women don’t get to attend the Golden Globes in a floor-length Badgley Mischka or drop $2,000 on a Monique Lhuillier for a friend’s wedding. And, even when you purchase the perfect gown — Ross, BCBG, Neiman Marcus or otherwise — most women can’t justify spending $1,000 on the exquisitely complimentary… 628 more words


Assignment 3

Week 3’s design showcase consisted of choosing a photo and using a few of the tools in Photoshop to make safe image adjustments. One of the biggest take aways from this project is making alterations to the photo which still preserve the original photograph. 116 more words


Working with adjustment layers and masks

I chose to edit the photo of the lamp post surrounded by flowers and the sky.Here is the original image.

The first requirement was to crop the image to 8 inches high. 238 more words


Just Horsing Around

Today some of my roommates and I went to Mill Creek Farm, a retirement home for horses a little outside of Gainesville, FL. Horses at Mill Creek come from an array of backgrounds including police horses and horses  that were abused or neglected. 145 more words