Roll the mouse over an animal to awaken it--repeat rollover
to de-activate. The origami crane is a copyright of Steven Aoki. Buddy the
golden retriever is a copyright of John Rose and Daryl Wells. Moof the
cowdog is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
- The Cal Poly Society for Technical Communication web
- June 11, 1998: I designed this site as a practicum for my Technical Writing
Certificate, and maintained it as webmaster for Cal Poly STC. For details
on its eventful six-month conception, refer to my Final Report for the Cal Poly STC
Netscape 3.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, or higher.
- How to Make an Origami Flying Crane (Lite)
- November 3, 1996: This Director project, a tutorial on how to fold an origami flying
crane, originally had video playbacks. Since over 30 megabytes of video
would not download easily, I burned in a "lite" 745K shockwave version for
animated scenes that I painstakingly drew in Adobe Illustrator.
This site can
only be viewed with a Macromedia
Shockwave plug-in, and looks better in monitor resolutions
beyond 640 x 480 pixels because I originally designed it to fit the whole
screen in a Director projection.
- Basic Maintenance of an Automobile web site
- December 10, 1996: My contribution to this Director-based project included the main menu,
the entire "How to Change a Flat Tire" tutorial, and the entire "How to
Change Your Oil" tutorial. This site can only be viewed with
frames in Internet Explorer or Netscape 2.0 and higher, and works
best with a Macromedia Shockwave plug-in.
- Max Riedlsperger Map Project
- This European map represents the ethno-linguistic regions during World
War I (colored in by Joshua Oakes). I edited map borders in Photoshop and
could overlap at the click of a button. This site can only be
- ENGL 372 (Film Directors) web site
- October 9, 1996: ENGL 372, a Cal Poly film class, covers different directors each
quarter. I designed this page for the Winter 1997 quarter when the class
studied Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. This site works best
with frames in Internet Explorer or Netscape 2.0 and higher.
- Robert E. Kennedy Library's
comprehensive database page
featured pop-up windows to describe each database. My department took the
page offline when we discovered that it didn't work in Netscape 2.0
Explorer or Netscape 3.0 and higher.
- ASCII Art Portfolio
- I created these drawings by typing in ASCII characters to give the
illusion of shape. Best viewed with a fixed font of Courier.
- ANSI Animations
- As of yet, HTML does not accommodate ANSI animations. So in order to
view a some of my work in this field, the clips must be downloaded to a
vt100 terminal system and catalogued there.
- Technical Communication at Cal
- I drew logo variations for Cal Poly's Technical Communication site in order to present
choices for the program Director. However, when I decided to secede Cal Poly's
Society for Technical Communication from its parent site, I abandoned the logos in favor of a
simpler STC concoction.
- Mosaic Network Brochures
- As the technical advisor on a technical writing team, I researched
networking (including the information in the "bits per second" conversion
chart), wrote all the rough drafts, drew all the vector graphics
(excluding the colored boxes and company logos), and designed all the
- "Networking Your Business--Selecting a LAN" brochure (11"x8.5"
- "Communications for: Home Offices, Branch Offices, Telecommuters"
- SGML and Its Value to Technical Communication
- June 2, 1997: SGML represents an international standard in the Technical
Communication and Graphic Communication fields, yet few people know it or
understand it. This report will explain SGML as well as how it applies to
technical writers and the business world.
- The XML Revolution
- November 2, 1998: XML lets designers customize their own markup tags. It features the
benefits of SGML without most of the complexities. This article discusses
the potential of XML to revolutionize global informational
- Emerging Digital Trends Papers
- Final Report for the Cal Poly STC
Web Site Practicum
- June 11, 1998: For my Technical Writing Practicum, I designed a new World
Wide Web site for Cal Poly's Society for Technical
Communication club. This report elaborates on the various studies,
decisions, and problems that preceded the site's completion.
- Senior Project: Comparison of XML to HTML for
Robert E. Kennedy Library's "New Books" Database
- March 15, 1999: For my senior project, I researched XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
and compared it to HTML. Using an unsorted Cal Poly library database, I tagged the
same books in both XML and HTML. At the time of the study, I concluded that XML's
lack of World Wide Web acceptance made HTML more efficient.
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