Week 2

January 29, 2010

Finally got a bit of experience with Dreamweaver! It seems like it does a good job of simplifying a lot of the entire process of creating and FTPing a site. I have heard horror stories from people who’ve done a bit more with it, but so far so good.

The tutorial videos (see them here and here)for the week come straight from Jenn, which made it almost seem like I was in class…except for the part where I was eating a bowl of pasta while watching them.

Adobe has some videos themselves, which I will be sure to view for their other programs.

On a final note, it’s becoming very clear that organization of files is critical. Guess I’m going to have to get out of the habit of just throwing things into just one or two folders.

Week 1 Summary

January 22, 2010

Classes got off to a busy start this week. Three days in and I already going at the same pace I was towards the end of last semester. The majority of the work came from Web Design. Here’s an overview of it:

  • Started with an overview of what the web is and how it works. There was a lot of info on things that are core parts of the web, but never really considered like the HTTP part of web address. It stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and means all the rules the web follows. More info can be found here.
  • Got an intro to the different types of code used to make a website. xHTML: the code that makes the foundation. CSS: what gives a site its look. And Javascript which allows for interactivity.
  • Read up on various ways to create and edit webpages via the always informative Smashing Magazine. I guess I should start reading more of their articles about web design and programming. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/06/25-wysiwyg-editors-reviewed/
  • And found out how different types of info is passed around the net.  

Hello world!

January 21, 2010

You’ve found me! Salutations and Congratulations! I suppose introductions are in order. World, this is my blog, Blog, this is the World. I hope you will welcome each other with open arms and check in on each other regularly