Week 3: More Building Blocks for Construction and Planning

Announcements: What is one thing that you learned from the guest speaker? Assignment #2 is due on Tuesday by 11:59 p.m., uploaded Word file or PDF to WyoCourses — the Draft Design & Layout. There will be a quiz on … Continue reading “Week 3: More Building Blocks for Construction and Planning”

Week 2: Building Blocks for the Web

Krug Chapter 2: How We Really Use the Web What is the sad reality about how we use websites? (hint: billboard vs. great literature) Why do we scan? –> On a mission. Don’t need to read everything. It’s a basic … Continue reading “Week 2: Building Blocks for the Web”

Adding a Resume and Achieving that “Wow Factor”

Adding a Resume For the final website, you need the resume in both PDF and HTML versions. This means the resume should be downloadable by PDF and should be coded in HTML (or appear as an image). See classmate Olga’s … Continue reading “Adding a Resume and Achieving that “Wow Factor””

Drop-Down Navigation & Appendix Top 7

Drop-down Menu Drop-down menus can make navigating your website easier. I added a drop-down menu to my personal website. In order to give you a cleaner version of the drop-down menu, we will examine the clean example on my website … Continue reading “Drop-Down Navigation & Appendix Top 7”

Updating to HTML5 Markup

Ch. 12, Modern HTML: HTML5 Markup Monday and Wednesday Download the correct HTML (right-click, view source, copy and paste code into Notepad, save as “blog.html”) and CSS file (click link, copy and paste code into Notepad, save as “starbuzz.css”) for this assignment … Continue reading “Updating to HTML5 Markup”

COJO 4230, Week 11: Creating a Photo Gallery

Because most of you expressed interest in creating a photo gallery for your websites, this is the next topic we’ll cover. I have created three examples of a photo gallery that use HTML5 and CSS3. There is no knowledge of … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Week 11: Creating a Photo Gallery”

COJO 4230, Weeks 4-5: Images on the Web

We’ll take a look at how images function on the web. Ch. 5: Meeting the Media – Adding Images to Your Webpages How images work with browsers on pp. 164-166 The different types of images on pp. 167-169 The image … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Weeks 4-5: Images on the Web”

COJO 4230, Week 3: More Building Blocks!

From Chapters 1 and 2, we know how to build a basic webpage with text and links. We know about paths as well. Now, we’re going to learn more HTML elements (tags), the difference between block and inline elements, and … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Week 3: More Building Blocks!”

COJO 4230, Week 2: The Building Blocks of the Web

It’s helpful (and very awe-inspiring) to know the history of the Internet before we start building our own webpages. Now you’re familiar with the Internet’s skeleton, let’s start learning about its guts! Chapter 1: Universal Language of the Web Servers, … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Week 2: The Building Blocks of the Web”

COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website”

First Day for COJO 4230: Advanced New Media

Students of journalism and strategic communication (e.g., PR, advertising) need to diversify their skills. This class expands upon those skills by giving you a platform through which to share your work. You’ll go beyond maintaining a blog and you’ll create … Continue reading “First Day for COJO 4230: Advanced New Media”

Getting Started on Portfolio Websites

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Getting Started on Portfolio Websites”

Web Reporting Project

I’m very proud of my students first web reporting project. They were required to interview a UW professor, photograph them, and write a online story about them. Then, then had to use an html template and insert their story, photos, … Continue reading “Web Reporting Project”

Sample Post – My First Website

Note: Below is a sample post for you to model your blog post after. So I’m beginning to experiment with html (hypertext markup language…I know, sounds fancy, huh) in order to broaden my horizons as a multimedia journalist. I hand-coded … Continue reading “Sample Post – My First Website”