I have mixed feelings about leaving Flash behind this week. At the beginning of the semester, Flash was the tool I dreaded using the most. Some people took to it quickly by excitedly delving into basic animation. However, after eleven weeks with Flash I realized I began to love Flash for a different reason: it made me slow down and appreciate design. I thoroughly enjoyed my second Flash project, because I took my time while planning a color scheme, illustrations, textures, etc.
Picking up some jQuery skills this week, I’m excited to start planning for my portfolio site. I spent a day scanning various sites, paintings, photographs, for visual inspiration. Going into designing my portfolio site, I want to have a clear plan. I’m now able to view the skills I learn as skills, while still getting help from my professors, and it’s important to remember the importance of planning.