schedule


Week 10: 12/8

  • website showcase!


Week 1: 10/6

assignments due by Monday 10/12 at 11:59 pm PST

  • purchase a domain name and web hosting from Reclaim Hosting 
    • instructions are in week 1.2 video
  • send me the URL for your website (sorapure@writing.ucsb.edu)
  • write a couple of sentences each about three ideas that you have for the topic of your website in the “Leave a reply” section on the Exercises page

videos of what we covered in class on 10/6:


Week 2: 10/13

assignments due by Monday 10/19 at 11:59 pm PST

  • install WordPress at your Reclaim Hosting account
  • create a new post and a new page in WordPress
  • write a one paragraph proposal for your website, briefly describing its topic, target audience, and some content ideas; put this in the “Leave a reply” section on the Exercises page

videos of what we covered in class on 10/13


Week 3: 10/20

assignments due by Monday 10/26 at 11:59 pm PST

  • edit images in Pixlr or Photopea, and add images to your media library
  • add images to posts or pages
  • experiment with different WordPress themes and with the options in the Customize menu

videos of what we covered in class on 10/20


Week 4: 10/27

assignments due by Monday 11/2 at 11:59 pm PST

  • create a menu of pages, posts, and/or categories at your website
  • explore plugins
  • continue to add content to your website

videos of what we covered in class on 10/27

Week 5: 11/3

assignments due by Monday 11/9 at 11:59 pm PST

  • write at least 3 pages or posts with content for your website, keeping in mind the style of writing you want to implement and the target audience of your website
    • see the Resources page for web writing style guidelines
    • be sure that some of these pages or posts include images or plugins as part of the content

Week 6: 11/10

assignments due by Monday 11/16 at 11:59 pm PST

  • install the Google Analytics plug-in and test it to be sure it’s tracking visitors to your website
  • make revisions to your pages or posts based on feedback
  • continue adding content to your website

videos of what we covered in class on 11/10


Week 7: 11/17 – class cancelled; individual meetings will be scheduled

assignments due by Monday 11/23 at 11:59 pm PST

  • add more content on posts or pages, so that you have a relatively complete draft of your website ready to show in class on Tuesday 11/24
  • week 7.1, Google Fonts

Week 8: 11/24

assignments due by Monday 11/30 at 11:59 pm PST

  • continue revising and adding content to your website

videos of what we covered in class on 11/24


Week 9: 12/1

assignments due by Monday 12/7 at 11:59 pm PST

videos of what we covered in class on 12/1