Communicating on the Web

April 17, 2012


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Just a couple of reminders for you. First, if you want to look at your website online (and you have successfully saved it to htdocs), the address is:

Also, blog presentations will be on Tuesday. This should be the fourth and final week of blogging for you. You should have a minimum of two per week for the past four weeks (eight total).

As a reminder, here is the rubric I will be using to grade you. Don’t forget to review everything to make sure you have met all the requirements.

**Please bring in a printed version of the rubric with your name and website address on it Tuesday!! **

For your presentation, you should spend just a couple of minutes going over the purpose of the site, showing your tabs, and walking us through 1-2 posts to illustrate how they accomplish the goals of your site.

We will start to put some text on the page on Thursday, so come prepared to work. See you then!


April 12, 2012

For Tuesday

Filed under: Uncategorized — jbcox @ 6:14 pm

I know today was a bit crazy, but sometimes that’s just how it is with technology! I’m going to try to have someone from IT come in Tuesday to fix some of our “tech” issues.

We’ll also spend some more time on your banners in class Tuesday. I know a lot of you still had questions, and I didn’t have time to get around to everyone.

For Tuesday, be prepared to come in and work on your banner. We’ll also make sure they get uploaded to your website. Don’t worry about coming in with your banner finished.

More tutorials & banner info

Filed under: Uncategorized — jbcox @ 12:30 pm

Here is a great video tutorial on creating an easy banner for your website that goes through many of the same steps we are going through today.

Also, here are the steps for defining your website;

Select “Dreamweaver Website”
Enter your site name – Jennifer Cox’s Web Portfolio
Under “Local Site Folder;” Save to P Drive
Change “unnamed site” to whatever you want to name it
When you want to create your home page, select html document- Be sure to name it: welcome

Extra credit opportunity

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If you are interested in helping us staff our Society of Professional Journalists information tables the week after next for five extra credit points toward any assignment, please email me as soon as possible!

April 10, 2012

Stock & free photos for your banner

Filed under: Uncategorized — jbcox @ 5:23 pm

If you want to include a photo in your banner, but you’re not sure about taking your own, there is an alternative: websites like this allow you to download free stock photos for your website, as long as you are not using them to turn a profit. You are welcome to use these for your banner, though you should not use them elsewhere on your site.

Website requirements

Filed under: Uncategorized — jbcox @ 12:58 pm

Here are the pages that should be included on your professional website:

  • Index page (homepage) with photo & brief introduction
  • About me page (brief bio & photo)
  • Work experience page
  • Interests page

Any other information you want to include, including links to your professional work or resumes, should be included in your navigation tabs.

Please come prepared Thursday with your site map and banner information so we can dive in and make up for lost time today!

Mapping out your site

Filed under: Uncategorized — jbcox @ 11:30 am

Today we will talk about mapping out your website and getting started with some basic designs.

Some examples of pages with nice banners:

Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce

Layton’s Chance (check out its footer, too)

Delmarva Shorebirds

AEJMC & Slate (very simple, but clean examples)

Here is a good how-to guide if you want to try building your banner in Photoshop. It is also helpful if you are trying to do something a bit more complicated with your pictures.

Here is an example of how to build a banner in Word.

To take a screen shot on a Mac computer, simply press command+shift+3. Here is a guide to taking a screen shot on a PC.

April 9, 2012

Defining Your Website (goof)

Filed under: Uncategorized — jbcox @ 1:29 pm

Hi all! If some of you are having trouble defining (setting up) your professional website or finding it after you set it up, it is my fault. Please don’t worry about setting it up before tomorrow. We will walk through it again then.

Sorry for the confusion!

April 5, 2012

Dreamweaver PPT

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April 4, 2012

Dreamweaver PPT

Filed under: Uncategorized — jbcox @ 4:01 pm

I’m trying to decide how much we will rely on the assigned text for our upcoming work in Dreamweaver. Please respond in the poll below as soon as possible. Please answer honestly — I just want to get a sense of things.

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