Relevant link: http://alistapart.com/article/style-tiles-and-how-they-work
Some how, I ended up missing this assignment ALL of Spring Break… I feel so ashamed of myself right now… BAD SELF! NOTICE ASSIGNMENTS BETTER!
Anyway, I had to read the article and answer the following questions:
- What is a style tile?
- What can go in a style tile?
- What makes it useful?
Question 1 – What is a style tile?
Well, to answer that in sort of my own words… *COUGHCOPYANDPASTEDSTRAIGHTFROMTHESITECOUGH* A style tile is a design deliverable that references website interface elements through font, color, and style collections delivered alongside a site map, wireframes, and other user experience artifacts. Essentially, they are examples of what a website would look like that a web designer would show to a client… I guess.
Question 2 – What can go in a style tile?
Stuff like colors, fonts, design diagrams, site blueprints, patterns, something else from the first answer… Just something you want to include that would actually provide a decent visual for the kind of look the website would take.
Question 3 – What makes it useful?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that they’re useful because they provide you an actual idea for what kind of a design direction you’re taking. After all, going blind into something like that isn’t the brightest of ideas…
Is that all I needed for this assignment? PFFFFFFF! That was easy! Forget actually reading entire articles for assignments! I CAN GET BY JUST BY SKIMMING! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! (Maybe it’s not exactly the brightest idea to admit to BSing your way through assignments on your blog that your teacher knows about… OH WELL. NOBODY SAID I WAS SMART, NOW DID THEY?)