Monday, February 6, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Well the answer is yes to both, and mostly because of the web design class. Ocassionally I have checked out someone's blog that was a direct link to Facebook or an email. But truthfully, I haven't done much blogging. Perhaps as time goes on I will blog some more. Only time will tell.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Now I'm taking Food and Culture and Drawing. Next I'll be taking Latin American Studies and then who knows.....Waiting for my cohort to start.
I guess I have learned a few things about writing papers....but they still don't come easy. I guess I am a dreamer.......hmmmmm
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I am excited cuz not only is the topic interesting, but my buddy Maria is in my class too!
I went on a cruise over my vacation. It was the best vacation I have ever had. I want to go again. Beautiful water, sunshine, yummy food, fun, relaxation and splurging. See you later.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Here is the website I built with Webnode. I started this at 6:30 this morning. It is now 1:37 pm. I could have shaved off about 3 hours if there were some directions. Blah, Blah, Cry me a river.
Now it all makes sense. It is all relative, if you know how to do it, then anything is easy. I will type out all the details after I get some refreshment.
Thinking back on Monday evening and my very "rocky road" experience with Frontpage. The evening started out a little bit shaky, but by 10:00 I was almost finished. I still need to add the additional links and tweak some of the cosmetic issues. Some of the columns aren't lining up exactly right. I made my logo a little bit different for Webnode, so I still need to replace that. I also need to get rid of a few of the duplicate pictures. For the most part, I was pretty satisfied with the way that Frontpage looked when I was finished. The Frontpage format worked well for me. I erased some prefab formats and put in some new tables. This is pretty easy to do with Front page. You can get rid of the unwanted stuff without much trouble.
Like I said earlier in my blog, I started playing with Webnode at about 6:30 am Wednesday morning. I signed up for an account, actually, I signed up for it late Tuesday night.
Anyway, as I started playing with WebNode, I was getting pretty discouraged. I could not find any instructions anywhere. I see now that there is a tutorial at the sign in screen. Sadly, I did not see that until after I had already figured out the program through trial and error. When I figured out how to upload pictures, and how to apply the templates then I started to get somewhere. The templates are nice, and you have a lot of different templates to choose from. They look very polished.
The top of the screen, the website name field is not easily edited. I have not been able to change font style, font size, or the color of the text. If anybody else has figured out how to change them, would you please let me know.
At first, I was wishing for the flexibility of the Frontpage, when I could not figure anything out, but when I started to make progress, I think I have a new favorite. Webnode is more polished looking overall, and it has more gadgets.
Features that are easier or better with Webnode.......
- Previewing your webpage is easier with Webnode.
- You can set up a slide show of your pictures with Webnode (not available with Frontpage)
- I like the styling of the templates better
- Webnode is free
- You don't get the Active X script message every time you load the page
- It has widgets and other cool add ons
Features that are easier or better with Frontpage.......
- It is easier to change fonts, and headings at any location of the webpage
- You can delete unwanted "stuff" easier
- The links to the website are also displayed on the bottom of the page
- Home is listed with the other links (With webnode the home button is available, just not at the same location.
- I liked the styling of the tabs on the left - (a little fancier)
- You can put a description with each picture that you upload (I could not figure out how to do this in Webnode.)
(Never mind, I just figured it out in Webnode. You can add a description under Image Properties.)
Some of these things may be different with other templates, and since I don't have a lot of experience with either Frontpage or Webnode, I can only speak based on my limited use with only a few of the layouts. I would rather use the layouts in Frontpage, or the layouts in Webnodes vs. creating everything from scratch. I can also see why some people choose to use Web generation programs without using templates. Templates are great for novices. However, a website expert may not want to be locked into their limitations.
Overall, I am pleased with the fact that I can in fact build a web site. Yaaaaay. Thanks Ms. Mislevy for your instruction and your patience.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The first one will be a site that shows the different kinds of wood that could be used for a project. A hardwood guide. http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/species_guide/display_species.asp
The next ones will assist in the selection of stains to choose from with a lot of different manufacturers. Specialty Paints and Coatings.
The final one will be types of ceramic tile that could be used.
These websites should assist the potential customer.