week 5, october 29: photos/infographics/art

Agenda (class canceled due to Kathy’s being in ER)

  • Housekeeping
  • Visual concepts such as Rule of Thirds, aspect ratios, optimal resolution/size, alt/title tags
  • Creative Commons and Copyright
  • Pinterest and Tumblr as social spaces
  • Flickr as image source (CC)
  • Getty Images as image source

Housekeeping

Open the following web pages in separate browser tabs or browser windows (your choice) and be sure to keep them open to make it easier to switch from one to another

  • This page
  • Your WordPress.com blog dashboard
  • Your web hosting company dashboard (first screen after log in)

1. Project pages should now contain a link to your project site. Take a moment to do this if you have not already done so.
AnnaBarbChrisChrystalDavid, JeanJenn, KarenKelsey, MargaretMilen, Neda

2. This course blog should have a how-to post for this week. Please take a moment and read the two that are on either side of your name — and make a comment:
Anna, Barb, Chris, Chrystal, David, Jean, Jenn, Karen,Kelsey, Margaret, Milen, Neda

3. From last week:  Write about how you might/will you use a blog with your site and post to your WP.com blog; add this to your project page on this course blog.

Project pages should have a link to the post:
Contain link to post: AnnaBarb (link to the post, please, not to top level), ChrisJenn, Karen
Missing link to post:  ChrystalDavid, Jean,  Kelsey, MargaretMilen, Neda

Lecture/Discussion

  • Visual concepts (ppt)
  • Using other people’s work (copyright)
  • Creative Commons licensing : Flickr example
  • Pinterest and Tumblr as social spaces
  • Practice: create a blog post here (course blog) and paste some copy — feel free to use fake latin. Select an image from this blog’s media library, and then insert it into the blog post. Do this four times: choose the size and then align none; align left; align center; align right. See what happens to the copy “below” the image with the different alignments. [No need to publish – you can leave in draft state and just preview.]

 

Assignments

  • For next week, your project: write an “about” page
  • Reading before next Wednesday:
    Chapter 8, Comments
    Chapter 9, Getting new features with plugins
    Chapter 10, Adding picture galleries, videos and music
  • Tools (3): set up a G+ account before next week’s class.
  • For next week, general assignment: before next Wednesday, make a post here (as an author on this course blog) that is a resource or news item related to web or blog design (very big umbrella); select the category “design” for your post.
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