My oldest daughter used it (on my recommendation, but without my help) to create a portfolio site for the artist she interned with this summer. Cait grew up with computers, but is a bit of an old-world snob when it comes to making things (she’s majoring in oil painting at MICA), and doesn’t really like the computer as a creative tool. If it worked for her, I would say that it has a lot of possibilities for the sort of scenario you propose.
I totally agree. My first typography class began with creating a 9 x 9 checkerboard with ink on illustration board. With a brush. (We did get to use a straightedge.) No matter how many times I re-did it, my teacher always could find some tiny flub somewhere.
On Oct 10, 2013, at 10:45 AM, Ernie Simpson wrote:
This might seem odd to say considering I make money using a computer as a creative tool but … I completely agree. Drawing is my thing (esp. photorealism) and mom was a painter. While computers offer a different type of creative outlet for me in the end nothing beats the tactile and emotional experience of tangible media. A computer and software, no matter how slick, makes for a detached and emotionally void experience, for me.
Vive la Old-World snobs!
Cait grew up with computers, but is a bit of an old-world snob when it comes to making things (she’s majoring in oil painting at MICA), and doesn’t really like the computer as a creative tool.
Louise - Yes I did add code to the choir and book sites, but just a little. Their templates have controls to change the size and colour of borders, headings, margins, etc. but if you want to change or add to the elements in the template, you need to code. Squarespace makes it easy to do but, for a non coder like myself, it takes time to figure it out.