schedule

Week 1: 1/7

assignments due by Wednesday 1/13 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 1/7:

Week 2: 1/14

assignments due by Wednesday 1/20 at 11:59 pm PST

  • install WordPress at your Reclaim Hosting account
    • instructions are in week 2.1 video
  • create a new post and a new page in WordPress
    • instructions are in week 2.2 video
  • 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 1/14

Week 3: 1/21

assignments due by Wednesday 1/27 at 11:59 pm PST

  • complete exercise #3 on the Exercises page
  • edit images in Pixlr or Photopea, and add images to your media library
    • instructions are in week 3.1 video
  • add images to posts or pages
    • instructions are in week 3.2 video
  • experiment with different WordPress themes and with the options in the Customize menu
    • instructions are in week 3.3 video

videos of what we covered in class on 1/21

Week 4: 1/28

assignments due by Wednesday 2/3 at 11:59 pm PST

  • create a menu of pages, posts, and/or categories at your website
    • instructions are in week 4.1 video
  • explore plugins
    • instructions are in week 4.2 video
  • continue to add content to your website

videos of what we covered in class on 1/28

Week 5: 2/4

assignments due by Wednesday 2/10 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: 2/11

assignments due by Wednesday 2/17 at 11:59 pm PST

videos of what we covered in class on 2/11


Week 7: 2/18 – class cancelled; individual meetings will be scheduled

assignments due by Wednesday 2/24 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 Thursday 2/25
  • week 7.1, Google Fonts

Week 8: 2/25

assignments due by Wednesday 3/3 at 11:59 pm PST

  • continue revising and adding content to your website

videos of what we covered in class on 2/25

Week 9: 3/4

assignments due by Wednesday 3/10 at 11:59 pm PST

  • course evaluations!
  • complete your website so that it’s ready for the showcase on Thursday 3/11

Week 10: 3/11

  • website showcase!