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menu Loop was an intense and enjoyable experiment. It was instinctive, rather than a logical fully pre-planned strategy – and the shape and idea of the project – a page a day every day kept it moving. Loop gained an incredible momentum once the idea was grasped and some results were seen.

I must thank all those who were part of loop. This project was formed by the people who participated – and its collective creative energy was due to the response and enthusiasm of the apprentice artists, the other artists involved, and especially Esa Nickle from the groundbreaking Gallery 37 who supported us, nurtured an excellent free thinking attitude and environment, and just left us to get on with it.

Loop was about being open to creative possibilities of using the net–loose learning–gaining the skills inbetween–the ones that allow you to adapt, experiment, be flexible, be creative.

"Everyone an artist"

menu I can only say in has been a pleasure and a privalage to work on/with "loop".How often is a new attempt made? "Loop" has felt very much like an ongoing experiment. We have all learn't something new in the last six weeks, and I think we have all learn't things that we would not have learn't in a "normal" learning enviroment. Perhaps such an open and creative approach to learning, if adopted, will help to preserve the creative work on the internet. I think Pete Gomes's "loop" idea is a very good working model, and could easly be taken up as a standered in "web" education. j.hayward98
menu In the next few years 'web literacy' will become a standard piece of CV fodder - we'll all need it like Driving Licences and Word Processing. The ability to communicate your own information or other peoples globally is now a necessary skill. Although most people have an instant aversion to the lines of unintelligable code that is HTML, everyone involved in Loop got stuck straight in and started building. The structure of the project allowed us to progress as a team, and also created a wonderful diary of the learning curves of all involved. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of Loop, and hope to work in a similar way on other projects - Thanks to all involved, and good luck in keeping up with the code!
menu LOOP Has given me more of an outlook upon where i want my carrer in digital design to go.
I have also also learnt so much on how to work as a web designer and i am now designing sites for myself and as a career........................
menu Compared to last year this project has developed leaps and bounds - it is now teaching the skills which are needed to be able to build websites from scratch. Despite having been on the project last year, my options were limited back then, but due to the amount I have learnt in 6 weeks, I feel that I am ready to pursue a career in internet design. Shame the project is only 6 weeks - it could do with being longer, or maybe have an advanced and a beginners level. This would enable much more to be covered, as we only really covered HTML, and briefly touched on Flash. Would be good to include DHTML, Javascript , etc within the course content. Also, impossible to cover all of HTML in 6 weeks - didn`t cover frames, forms, style sheets & much more. However, I have learnt plenty in 6 weeks, given that at the start I had never even seen an HTML document. The idea of carrying out one page a day sounds easy, yet when it comes to doing it in practice it isn`t, as there is more to consider than simply your own page.
menu When I started loop I knew a fair bit of Html due to to working with it last year , but most of my html was a little rusty..... I never worked with any other kind of medium apart from html and a little Java. this year was alot more intense with working with web designing Live pages , a page a day. We went through Html very quickly and i was impressed at how quickly people picked it up. we worked with macromedia Flash and that was something I looked forward to but I missed the day they were learning it. I Will be taking web desiging further and studying a hnd in graphics at newham college. Most of the group were quite amusing and entertainable so it was a good atmosphere at times good sense of humor all around..and fast learners...great place to work at and great people to work with. signing off Devinder
menu Since I have started Gallery 37 Digital Design. I have learnt how use programmes like: Photoshop 5.0, Flash, GIF Converter, Sound Edit 16, GIF Animator, Netscape, Simpletext and Notepad in a more efficient way. You must understand these are programmes I have never looked into before. I have gained so much confindence in working: as a team, independantly and working towards deadlines. When I first started my first page. I was a bit unsure of what I was going into i.e I didn't understand the language of html, how to design an image and put it on my page e.t.c. Now I am confident enough to design my own web site, Which I may do in the near future. It's been an experiance to remember, which I will value in years to come.
menu I wasn't sure what to expect from the project when I started, I didn't have any internet experience so to speak of and I was relying on the DTP skills I had used over a year ago at college. Before I joined Loop I hadn't given the internet any thought whatsoever and was dead set on trying to break into the Graphic Design industry. I didn't imagine that over the next six weeks I would learn what I have. I have learned HTML, the language used to create web pages and although it's only a basic understanding, I believe I could build a fairly sophisticated web site using the applications I learned trough the project and the design skills gained at college. I have walked in virtual worlds, chatted with people across the globe, played with animation, DJ'ed on an internet broadcast and hopefully making my debut television. I now see the internet as my next step forward and I can't let the knowledge that I have gained go to waste as I've learned so much. So with this in mind I have to take my hat off to Pete, John and Josh, the organisers of Gallery 37 and everyone I worked with because if I hadn't of taken part I'd still be in a mind numbing job. Thanx people. I'm out. VERSUS
menu I HAVE LEARNT TO BUILD WEB SITES, USING HTML, GRAPHICS,SOUND, EVEN THOUGH IT DID NOT WORK.PUTTING GRAPHICS IN IS NOT THE MOST EASIEST THING EVER BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ASSETS FOLDER IS IN YOU HTML FOLDER. I HAVE ALSO LEARNT HOW TO USE A SCANNER IN PHOTOSHOP AND TO PUT EVERY PICTURE AS A GIF/JPEG TO GET THE BEST RESULTS. FLASH3 IS AN ALRIGHT PROGRAM, I LEARNT HOW TO DO ANIMATION. THE WORK PLACE WAS O.K (I GOT ON WITH A SELECTED FEW). I WILL PROBABLY BE WORKING AT IN A SCHOOL.
menu During the six weeks we have been working on this project, I feel that we have all learned skills that are fast becoming compulsory in life.I am particularly suprised how quickly everyone has picked up things they have never done before, and even after such a short space of time people are discovering things they can do well.I consider myself extremely fortunate to have taken part in a project such as this, at a time when a huge internet explosion in this country is inevitably about to happen.
menu Before i came on to this project,i had previously done a Higher National Diploma in Graphics which included learning Apple mac computer programs such as Quark,Photoshop,Freehand, Illustrator & Sound Edit. This laid the fondations for what i would be using to build Web sites. For the most part i have struggled with the html code which is the backbone of any web page. This is because i found it difficult getting my head round trying to fathem all the different codes and links and knowing the right spaces in which to type them in my html pages. During the project i have become even more comfortable with using Photoshop ,as before this project a bit rusty but now know it better than ever before aswell as learning Flash Animation which i took to like a fish to water. All in all this project has been an eye opener and an invaluable experience for me but i won't bein any hurry to take up any jobs doing web pages.
menu Before the project started I had some computer experience and virtually no internet experience (I had used it 3 times). But I had tryed HTML programming before and used web creating software-"Front Page".

During the project I have learnt to use many new programs such as "Flash". I have used chat channels and visited virtual world's, both of which are new experiences for me. There was also an introduction of other types of programming i.e. JAVA, Java Script and VRML.

After this project I plan to continue to create web sites. Improve my knowledge of web and design related programs and create a portfolio of work which I hope will lead to other work. I wish to continue with art based projects as well as commercial.

I find it amassing that the uses of the internet is so wide and how complex web sites can be, within the limits of the HTML programming.

One of my favorite sites was Combine. I think it shows where the internet may be heading, in terms of the progression of interactivity.

Working as part of a group was a great help. Before this project I had developed my own methods of doing things. It was interesting to see the ways in which other people work.

menu At the beginning of this project I was fairly computer literate, I had I done an intensive course in computer graphics, in which I used Photoshop and various other Graphic softwares and basic word based documents.(MS words,spreed sheets,data base etc) I have also been on this project before.

I had never used HTML before and was dubious at first and couldn't understand the concept of building a website from scratch in HTML when there are programs that you can use without using HTML. It took me days before I could understand the code but later during the project I found it not so hard to get my head around, like every thing, you get used to it.

I have learnt many new short-cuts, made lots of discoveries (including personal details such as the course leaders age) and picked up on extensive skills and knoledge on computer based design. On a whole this projet has helped me develop and extend my interests with inter action with multi media. I have now played in areas I have not before such as Sound Edit.

I hope to carry on in this field and study computing and multi media further at University and pursue my career in this area.