Agenda for Thursday, February 2

  • Updated schedule
    • (1) About Me Page and Animal Info Page due at the beginning of next class at the latest
    • (2) Progress Check 1 next class
    • (1) Single Purpose Site and (2) WordPress Site due Tuesday 2/14 at the beginning of class
  • (1) Hosting Check
  • (1) Single Purpose Site
  • (1) Process and Design – ch. 18
    • Process
      • Idea
      • Purpose/audience
      • Content
      • Wireframe/site map
      • Code/design first page
      • Code/design additional pages
    • Design
      • “It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” -Steve Jobs
      • Communicating through organization and prioritization
      • Visual hierarchy
        • Size
        • Color
        • Style
      • Grouping
      • Similarity
  • (2) WordPress
    • Working with the built-in JS menu

Agenda for Tuesday, January 31

  • (2) Work on WordPress Site and Independent Project
  • (1) Finish images and captions
  • (1) Layout – pp. 370-376
    • Columns with float
    • Clearing div
  • (2) WordPress Site
    • Site structure
    • Using pages versus posts
    • Understanding theme files
  • Hosting Check this class and next

Layouts for Animal Info Page

  • Red: header (image)
  • Orange: content (overview of animal)
  • Yellow: sidebar (interesting facts)
  • Green: footer

Agenda for Tuesday, January 24

  • (1) Hosting due next Tuesday – start now!
  • (1) Animal Info Page
    • Start with content
      • Title
      • Overview of animal
      • 4-6 interesting facts
      • Footer
    • Images
      • Header
      • 2 for content
      • Background
  • (2) Hosting and FTP setup
  • (2) WordPress Site
  • (1) Images and captions
    • Using classes and IDs – pp. 183-184, 238

Agenda for Tuesday, January 17