- Visual concepts such as Rule of Thirds, aspect ratios, optimal resolution/size, alt/title tags
- Creative Commons : what is it, why is it important
- WP lab
- Shout out for resources posts!
- Visual concepts
- Using other people’s work (copyright)
- Creative Commons licensing : Flickr example
Reading review – Ch 1
- What is the domain naming system (DNS)?
- What is a (domain name) registrar?
- Web hosts (see week 1) : you will need to secure your domain name and hosting company before our Feb 6 class [can we move this up to next week? class agreed]
- Note: most hosting companies provide one-year free registration with a new account. Use this freebie! You can have two names “point” to the same website
Reading review – Ch 3
- Everyone should have at least two blogs accessible when they log in to WordPress.com — your own blog and this one: http://wordpress.com/wp-admin – to see your blogs, mouse over your name (right corner)
Reading review – Ch 6
- Plugins: difference between WP self-hosted and WP.com
- Explore: look in your dashboard: Appearance -> Widgets (a sub-set of plugins that are visible in the sidebar)
- Explore: plugins selected by former students
Reading review – Ch 7
- Themes: parents and children (what the heck?)
- Anatomy of a WordPress theme (and an example of an infographic)
- What is CSS?
- Playing with widgets: use the text widget [select a CC license and paste the HTML into a text widget that you make live on a sidebar in your “sandbox” WordPress.com site. We are missing some WordPress.com sites on this page: uwdigipub.wordpress.com/assignments/
WordPress Themes (category assignment)
What do you notice about the ordering of this information?
- Angie : Clean Home, Confit, Hum
- Brian : Book Lite, Fresh and Clean, Hero theme
- Charlie :
- Gaya : Portfolio Press, Workality, Yasmin
- Hilary : Max Magazine, Sampression Lite, Screens
- Holly : adorable theme, Brand new day, pretty young thing
- Kathy : Booker, Custom, eBook
- Kirsten : Hatch, The Columnist, Triton Lite / Gridspace (Premium $75), Pinboard (Premium $50)
- Maggie : Book-Lite, Clean-Retina, Origami
- Mark : Bulldog ($33), Coraline, Grid Focus, Yoko
- Mary : Haiku, Max Magazine, Responsive
- Michelle : Foghorn, Origin, Oxygen
- Sharon : Magazine-Basic, Mosaic, Simple Catch, Wordsmith Anvil
- Tammy : Book/Book Lite, Reader – themeforest.net/item/reader-minimalistic-wordpress-theme/3747291, Sampression Lite
- Toni : Foursquare, Trim, Swagger
- Remember to edit your WordPress.com profile settings so that you are signing your posts with something other than your user name.
- Project: how will you use a blog with your site; add this to your project page (at the top)
- Project: secure your domain name and hosting company before class; as soon as you have picked a host, please let me know. Print the email you receive telling you how to set up your account.
Tool: Flickr – set up a Flickr account and find at least three accounts or groups to follow Blog post due January 29: make a post on the course site with a creative commons licensed photo that you could use with your project
- Reading: Chapter 8 (Organizing Content), Chapter 12 (multimedia)
- Extra Credit: make a post here (this course blog) that is a resource or news item related to course topics; select the category “resources” for your post. Remember best practices: use the “more” tag so that there is more content viewable on the home page.