Media Literacy, Blogging, & Photography

UW High School Institute

Author: Kristen Landreville (page 2 of 29)

Updating to HTML5

Chapter 12: Modern HTML

Rethinking HTML Structure: pp. 546-550

Updating HTML Structure in Starbuzz: pp. 551-558

Creating a Blog Structure in Starbuzz: pp. 559-572

Adding a Navigation Bar: pp. 573-577

Adding Video: pp. 578-584

Adding Audio: pp. 710


Layout and Positioning Strategies

Ch. 11: Layout and Positioning: Arranging Elements

***Remember that you can view the source code (html) and css of each layout that is linked below. Right-click, “View source” or “View page source”, and see the html. To view the css, click the css linked on the html code (code reads href = “starbuzz.css” or some version of that). ***

***It is fine for you to mimic and copy the layout strategies below.***

Understanding the “flow” of elements — pp. 472-478

Floating elements as a layout strategy — pp. 479-482.

1. Reformatting the Starbuzz web page to a two-column web page using the floating strategy — pp. 483-500.

2. The jello layout — pp. 500-503.

3. Absolute positioning — pp. 503-509.

4. CSS table display layout — pp. 510-520.

Review of CSS layout strategies — pp. 521-522

Floating images in a header — pp. 523-527.

Using absolute positioning for an image — pp. 527-529.

Fixed positioning — pp. 530-536.

Relative positioning — p. 536

Writing Contest

Calling all scientists, storytellers, and students!

Do you have a story to tell about water? Wyoming EPSCoR is accepting submissions for the third Communicating about Water (CAW) Essay Contest.

The winning students (undergraduate and graduate) will receive $500 scholarship and publication in Wyoming EPSCoR’s bi-annual publication, “Connections.”

Deadline: Friday April 21, 2017 at 5 pm

Essay Theme: “Carving Out a Sense of Place”

Procedures for Undergraduate Students:
Eligibility: Any undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Wyoming Word Limit: 350-600 words

Procedures for Graduate Students (Masters or PhD):
Eligibility: Any graduate student enrolled at the University of Wyoming Word Limit: 600-1000 words

Submission Guidelines: Submissions in doc or docx file format must be uploaded to with a cover page that has your W#, essay titles, and student category listed. Do not list your name anywhere on the essay or file name as essays will be judged anonymously.

CAW Contest 2017

Internships & Jobs

During advising weeks, please remember to visit our COJO website to view the internships and jobs that are available for this summer and next fall semester. Your talent is wanted and needed!


Helpful Links About Color

Please see some helpful links about color combinations here and see some websites that use different color combinations here.

Extra Credit Opportunity Extended

The study “politics and social media” that was hosted by Conroy Stout before spring break has been extended. Students are welcome to attend on Thursday, April 6 @ 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Engineering Room 2109. Students will be served free food again.

If you’ve already completed this study once, you cannot complete the study again. 

If you cannot physically attend the extra credit session on Thurs. April 6, please take the online survey at: (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)


The Box Model with CSS

Ch. 9: The Box Model with CSS

A new and improved Head First Lounge — pp. 362-366

Box model basics: Content, padding, border, margin — pp. 367-372

Applying the box model — pp. 373-391

Classes vs. ids — pp. 392-397

Using multiple stylesheets — pp. 398-404

Extra Credit Opportunity #2

There is second extra credit opportunity on Thursday March 9 or Friday March 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Engineering Building Room 2109.

You will take a short survey and enjoy free food.

You will get 5 points extra credit added to your lowest quiz score if you complete the study.

Extra Credit #2 Poster

Extra Credit Opportunity #1

You will earn 5 points of extra credit adding to your lowest quiz score if you participate in BOTH research sessions.

Week 6: Introduction to CSS

Ch. 7: Adding a Little Style

We’re learning another language! — Cascading Style Sheets

Understanding the basics — pp. 255-260

Identifying and manipulating selectors — pp. 261-271

Creating an external CSS and linking to it — pp. 273-280

Understanding inheritance — pp. 281-285

Adding classes to HTML and CSS — pp. 286-291

Predicting what rules get applied — pp. 292-293

Editing and checking code — pp. 296-299

Helpful CSS properties — p. 300

Ch. 8: Styling Fonts

Identifying font families — pp. 314-321

Skipping “web fonts”. Try to avoid using these — pp. 322-327

Adjusting font sizes with pixels, percentages, emphasis, and keywords — pp. 328-334

Changing a font’s weight and style — pp. 335-338

Finding value in color — pp. 339-355


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