Below are some resources useful for this class.
Job Search / Career / Job Documents Resources
- here (long list of resources, some links may be out of date)
- Job Search & Job Skills Advice
- 22 Inspirational Resume Designs
- Sample Resume, according to Oliu textbook
- On Scannable / In-Line Resumes: textbook chapter; professional resource
- UC Berkely's Guide to Evaluating Web Sources
- Five Colleges of Ohio's Web Searching tutorial
- "Research Crash Course" handout (for Dr. Mason's graduate course)
University Center for Excellence in Writing (The Writing Center): The UCEW consultants can help you at every stage of the writing process: understanding the readings, understanding the assignment, developing a thesis/argument, developing support, MLA citation and documentation, grammar, style, patters of error, etc. They are not a proofreading service. Consultants will work with you during 30 minute sessions on whatever you want to work on. I strongly advise registering for an account with the UCEW early in the semester. You must register and make appointments online.
OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University: The OWL at Purdue is a collection of resources for writers, including information on the writing process, developing thesis statements, grammar, and MLA citation and documentation. Their grammar resources are very clear and easily understandable and additionally, they offer exercises and answers that will help you to practice and improve any of your patterns of error.
Technology Resources & Software
GoogleDocs: Google Docs allows you to upload documents, work on them (like a word processor), export them in .doc format, share papers, comment on others work, collaborate on projects, etc. To use the service, you must first sign up for a Google Account. If you already have a Gmail account, the login and password for your Google Account are the same. However, you can sign up for a Google Account using your FAU email address (this is helpful when you don’t want your personal email address associated with your school work).
OpenOffice Productivity Suite: Open Office is a free, open source office suite that has applications very similar to Microsoft Word applications (Word = Writer, Excel = Calc, PowerPoint = Impress) and also, an image editing application called Draw. Open Office allows you to save/open documents in .doc and .docx format
I understand that OpenOffice has been replaced by LibreOffice, however, I haven't yet used the version available at documentfounation.org, and so I don't know about the similarities or differences between OpenOffice and LibreOffice
Inkscape: Open source (free) vector graphics editor.
Gimp: Open source (free) image editing software.
Scribus: Open source (free) desktop publishing software.
Paint.NET: Free image editing software.
Lyx: Open source (free) typesetting application (thanks Kevin!)
General Design Resources & Inspiration
(The Corporate Identity Manual): Brand Style Guide
FAU's Brand Identity page, and links to FAU's visual standards manual
Ellen Lupton's home Page - Site of DIY text author.
Thinking with Type - Site connected with another Lupton book.
Zip file of 62 Before & After magazine articles
"Our Color Wheel" - from Before & After magazine
"Document Design" section of David A. McMurray's Online Technical Writing textbook
Logo Resources & Inspiration
- B&A 0363 "How to Design a Logo of Letters"
- Principles of Graphic Design - Interactive Flash introduction covering many design and typography principles.
- Behind the Typedia Logo Design - A walkthrough of the design process of a logotype. includes sketches, revisison, and communication between designer and client.
- 30 Cool Minimal Logo Designs - Examples of metaphoric uses of type.
- Typographic - An interactive experience informed by type and typography.
- DeviantArt Logofolio Search - See the broader Logos and Logotypes category for more examples.
- John Langdon's Logos - Online portfolio of logos/logotypes. See his ambigrams section for logotypes that can be read when you flip them over.
- Brands of the World - Logos from around the world.
Below are allowable templates for the Document Design project.
- Tri-fold brochure, created as a table, Word (.doc)
- Tri-fold brochure, created with fold lines as objects, Word (.doc)
- Business card, created as a table, Word (.doc)