schedule

Week 10

M 6/5

  • continue working on the Print Portfolio

W 6/7

  • complete the Print Portfolio

W 6/14   Print Portfolio Due

Thursday, June 15, 3:00-4:30: Minor Graduation Event


 

Week 1

M 4/3

  • purchase webhosting and a domain name (we’ll do this in class to make sure everyone gets the right kind of hosting)
    • GoDaddy has a $1 a month deal with a free domain name for Economy Linux hosting with a cPanel
  • download a text editor (see Resources page for options)
  • work through the HTML Beginner tutorial at HTML Dog with the goal of creating and posting a web page that has a title, paragraphs, headings, an ordered and unordered list, a link, and an image (including a table and a form is optional); send me the URL for this page before class on Wednesday 4/5
    • cleverest submission wins a fabulous prize!

W 4/5

  • work through the CSS Beginner tutorial at HTML Dog with the goal of creating and posting an external style sheet to format the HTML page you created in the previous exercise or on a new HTML page; send me the URL for this page before class on Monday 4/10
    • amazingest submission wins a terrific prize!
  • download the Writing 150 syllabus and complete the Internship Description assignment
  • write a brief paragraph describing your internship (modeled after the paragraphs on the Writing 150 page of our class website)

Week 2

M 4/10

  • consider buying a Professional Writing Minor graduation sash
    • just $25
    • bring cash to class on Wednesday 4/12
  • work through the HTML Intermediate tutorial (just the sections on spans/divs and meta tags) and the CSS Intermediate tutorial at HTML Dog
  • create and post a webpage that uses spans and divs, meta tags, classes and ids, grouping and nesting, pseudo classes for links, shorthand for borders and margins, and a background image; send me the URL for this page before class on Wednesday 4/12
    • most original submission wins a most original prize!

W 4/12

Week 3

M 4/17

  • take a look at these instructions for modifying the Bodo template
  • download an FTP program  (see Resources page for options)
  • create a “template” folder at your GoDaddy hosting and use your FTP program to upload the “bodo” files to this folder
  • modify the homepage of the template so that it contains some of your content and changes some design elements

W 4/19

Week 4

M 4/24

  • complete your template website

W 4/26

  • select a WordPress theme that would be appropriate for your professional website or for a blog associated with your website, and begin making modifications to this theme
  • send me the URL of your modified WordPress site before class on Monday 5/1
  • write the proposal for your professional website and send it to me as an email attachment by Monday 5/1

Week 5

M 5/1

  • continue making modifications to your WordPress site
  • create and post a draft of several pages/sections of your Professional Website; send me the URL before class on Wednesday 5/3

W 5/3

  • post a complete draft of several additional pages/sections of your Professional Website; send me the URL before class on Monday 5/8
  • send me an email with your ideas for the Multimedia Project

Week 6

M 5/8

  • complete the Professional Website project; send me the URL before class on Wednesday 5/10

W 5/10 Professional Website Due

  • continue working on the Multimedia Project

Week 7

M 5/15

  • continue working on the Multimedia Project

W 5/17

  • complete a draft of the Multimedia Project, and be prepared to show this draft in class on Monday 5/22; if the draft is available online, please send me a link

Week 8

M 5/22

  • continue work on the Multimedia Project
  • revise the About Me page of your website following these guidelines; make your revisions and update your site by Wednesday 5/24

W 5/24

  • complete the Multimedia Project (due 5/31)
  • download and work through this InDesign tutorial 
  • write an outline and design the basic layout of your Print Portfolio

Week 9

M 5/29  no class — Memorial Day

  • continue working on your Print Portfolio

W 5/31  Multimedia Project Due

  • continue working on your Print Portfolio
  • create an image (approximately 2000px x 1300px, at 72ppi resolution) for the Multimedia graduation slideshow; include a photo of you, your name, and a quote (which doesn’t have to be about the minor); send me the image via email. Here are some samples:

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