Back to High School Maths

Cosby = Cos B

I just saw this on Facebook and it reminded me of High School and all those hours I spent battling over trigonometry. Thankfully those days are over for me, though I feel this would have made my life a lot easier.

And if not easier – a whole lot more humourous.

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Explore Your Options: UCT Humanities

UCT Humanities: Explore Your OptionsApplying to University always seems like such a daunting task for High Schoolers. Those tables to calculate your points are troublesome, and further tables telling you for which courses your admission is probable or possible is even more confusing! So, we tried to make it easier.

For my Senior Research Project (SRP), marking the end of my time in UCTs Interactive Media Production Stream, my partner and I designed a(n unofficial) website and accompanying mobisite for the Humanities Faculty of UCT. The website aims to make the admission process simpler for prospective students, providing the basic information on how to apply.

As well as basic information there is a calculator feature, which prompts the user to input their matric results based on the table below with the current point system, and the calculator not only works out their point score but also tells them which courses they are elligible to study.

For now it is only a University project of two bright girls, but who knows, it seems like something any University could use, and would sure make the lives of potential students a lot easier!

*please note: The website & mobisite are only a project. Niether are endorsed by the University. Supervised by Marion Walton.*

Tired of Lorem Ipsum?

When designing websites its pretty easy to grow tiresome of the dummy Lorem Ipsum text repeating itself all the way through your page. Yet today I came across something alternative that could cure us of the banal Lorem Ipsum.

Check out Samuel L Ipsum, and instead of age-old, ancient Latin, fill your pages with a variety of quotes by Samuel L Jackson in a variety of his films.

An example of this dummy text (for your reading pleasure and amusement of course):

<!– start slipsum code –>

<h2>Are you ready for the truth?</h2>
<p>Now that we know who you are, I know who I am. I’m not a mistake! It all makes sense! In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain’s going to be? He’s the exact opposite of the hero. And most times they’re friends, like you and me! I should’ve known way back when… You know why, David? Because of the kids. They called me Mr Glass.</p>

<h2>No, motherfucker</h2>
<p>Do you see any Teletubbies in here? Do you see a slender plastic tag clipped to my shirt with my name printed on it? Do you see a little Asian child with a blank expression on his face sitting outside on a mechanical helicopter that shakes when you put quarters in it? No? Well, that’s what you see at a toy store. And you must think you’re in a toy store, because you’re here shopping for an infant named Jeb.</p>

<!– end slipsum code –>

Go on, and change the way you design webpages. If anything, you’ll make it more fun for yourself!