Blog # 4: Social Media

  Social media is such a crucial aspect of businesses, especially in promotional industries such as public relations, advertising and marketing. For my personal use I am on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Of all the social media platforms, I think Facebook is my favorite and I use it the most frequently. It is…

COMM 404: Blog Post #3

In his book Don’t Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug introduces a simple test to determine whether a page is truly usable: the Trunk Test. As Krug puts it: Imagine that you’ve been blindfolded and locked in the trunk of a car, then driven around for a while and dumped on a page somewhere…

COMM 404: Blog Post #2

Arashi Taiko Dan is a traditional Japanese drumming group at St. Cloud State University. The purpose of the group is to spread Japanese culture to students, faculty and others in the St. Cloud community. Arashi Taiko Dan provides a place for people to enjoy music and express their abilities through drumming. Being that the student…

COMM 404: Blog Post #1

To create and design a website, usability, accessibility, search engine optimization and responsive design are all very important elements to consider for an effective website. Although they are all important, I feel that usability is the most crucial. Usability can be defined simply as “the science of making technology work for people.” A user-friendly website…

Final Video

About: I chose to do my final video project on an introduction video.  I filmed the video with a Panasonic AC 90 camera, tripod and external microphones.  I edited my video using Adobe Creative Cloud on an iMac computer.  I chose to include information about my involvement with PRSSA, my internship with Sue McLean and…

Subway Music in the Zoo

Subway Music in the Zoo is a summer concert series that Sue McLean & Associates has put on for over 20 years.  The series is at the Minnesota Zoo features 25+ outdoor concerts each season. The events feature a family friendly environment for music lovers to experience an amazing and eclectic mix of high profile musicians…

American Heart Association Event

In April, PRSSA will be putting on an event called “Jail and Bail.”  The event will take place on the SCSU campus and all of the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. The concept of the event is that students and faculty will be given the opportunity to have their friends, enemies or…

Photo Gallery

I took these photos while on vacation in Captiva Island, Florida.

Photography

I love photography and my blog will contain some of the images I took in a photography class.  In the future I hope to get my own Canon EOS camera to pursue this hobby outside of school. These pictures were taken in Minnesota, Captiva Island, Florida and Colorado.

Specialty Blog # 4: Adobe Dreamweaver

According to PCmag.com, Dreamweaver is a comprehensive website developmental tool for Windows and Mac from Adobe.  Dreamweaver allows a programmer for build websites using JavaScript, HTML and other programming languages. Adobe Dreamweaver combines a visual design on one portion of the screen, also known as Live View, with the code editor on the other side.  This…

Specialty Blog #3 – HTML & CSS

Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, is a standardized computer language that is used for tagging text files to achieve font, color, images on the World Wide Web. Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, is a style sheet language that is used for the layout of HTML documents. CSS covers colors, fonts, lines, images and many other…

Specialty Blog #2: WordPress

WordPress is a free source software used to make blogs and websites.  Most than 25 percent of websites in the world use WordPress. WordPress is important because not only can it be used for personal expression, it is a smart business move.  It is ideal for budget focused businesses because it is a free marketing…