Agenda for Tuesday, November 8

  • Critique
  • (2) Notes on Independent Project
    • Final progress check next class
      • Blog post
      • Walk me through your presentation
      • Any questions you have
    • Provide link on forum by Wednesday 11/16 at midnight, presentations begin on Thursday 11/17
    • Notes on grading
      • 80 points
      • Website – 20 points
        • Not about design
        • Organization – all things included and easy to find
          • Introduction to topic
          • 5 blog posts
          • Overview of material from presentation
          • Demo instructions and materials
          • Not just for during presentation – should be useful to people revisiting your topic for their final site
      • Demo – 40 points
        • May be a part of or separate from your WordPress site, depending on your topic
        • All instructions and materials available and easy to follow
        • Should be a standalone thing, completely usable outside of your presentation
        • Consider what materials others might need to be able to do your demo
      • Presentation – 20 points
        • No specific time requirement
        • Should include presentation and walkthrough of demo
        • Make sure you are prepared to help people complete your demo
        • You will be responsible for answering questions that people have
        • Consider the flow of your presentation, specifically your introduction and conclusion
      • I will have everyone set up a sample static and WordPress site beforehand
  • (2) Independent Project work day
  • (1) Introduce WordPress Site
  • (1) WordPress
    • Setup
      • Go to your DreamHost Web Panel
      • Choose Goodies > One-Click Installs (upper left)
      • Choose WordPress
        • Install to: Choose domain, type in name of new folder
        • Automatically create database
        • Deluxe Install unchecked
        • Click Install it for me now
      • Wait for email, then follow instructions for setting up an admin user (don’t use admin as username)
      • Log in
    • Possible themes
    • How to customize
      • Custom CSS using Jetpack plugin
      • Customize under Appearance menu
      • Other plugins from the WordPress repository