Today I completed blog posts 4-10, some just needed to be published in order and others needed aspects completing. I also tried to upload my created header/banner to my webpage however it didn’t work so I’m going to try again once I gain access to a college computer as I’ve known this to happen before. I completed my knowledge of web design, widgets and creating a header sections of the blog. The only thing aside from the uploading of the header/banner left to do is document the uploading of the header and any changes I may make in the future.
Today I completed the section on conferencing, video and audio for page 2/3 of using digital connections systems, and all of page 3/3 of web 2.0. These included social networking, internet information sharing, adding content, and tagging content.
Today I completed assignment 2, using digital communication systems, pages 1 and 2 except for conferencing. These sections were all about the different ways in which people can communicate with each other via digital systems. I covered online bulletin boards, discussion forums, weblogs, newsgroups, internet telephony, email, instant messaging, short messaging systems, and multimedia messaging systems. For each I explained how they work with screenshots.
This whole assignment has been dedicated to learning web development on wordpress, gaining knowledge of the different aspects of this web page.
When you first log onto wordpress your page would look how it does below:
This isn’t the most convenient way to develop your web page because you need to have a dashboard with everything you need to change on it. To change this page to a dashboard you click on your web page box in the left hand corner that has your web address on it and your web page will come up:
After this pops up you can go to the URL, remove the https:// part of the address, go to the ed of the address and type in /wp-admin then press enter. This will then take you to a dashboard which will give you endless possibilities when developing your website and will look like this:
Now the main block of the screen isn’t the most important part of the page, it’s the dashboard on the left hand side:
These allow you to create posts, menus and categories for your website. It also allows you to change the appearance of your website, view comments and feedback, search users and many other selections.
I started my own website by creating menus and categories which my content will fit into, followed by creating the actual content and changing the appearance of my website to my specifications. I’ve also been exploring the many different aspects that go into creating a website and have documented this information throughout my website.
I created a header for my website using adobe illustrator. This took two attempts as my header was the wrong size the first time.
I went onto the adobe illustrator application and typed in the size I wanted for my header, 1280×600 and pressed ok.
This is what the page looked like, I started by going to the rectangle tool and chose a green/blue colour for the fill colour. I then dragged the rectangle over the banner until it was the entire colour. I then went to layers and locked the layer before creating a second layer.
I then went to text, raised the size up to 200 and chose a digital style text, after which typed out digicomstudent after my own website name.
I then saved the header as a PDF so I could upload it to my site.
For this second header/banner I did the exact same thing as the last attempt, except I decided to leave off the writing because I felt it looked tacky. I changed the header/banner size to 1200×500 because the first one was too big. I also changed the background to a gradient instead of a solid colour.
My website is specifically targeted towards students who want to learn how to make a website, including all of the details on how to use wordpress. Adding tags to your website is a good way to attract viewers to your blog.
Tagging refers to the metadata that is assigned to a piece of content by the content creator and the readers/users of the content. Tagging content is the most common way in which to gather viewers of a page, a video or a picture. Many social media sites today allow contact to be tagged either through a hashtag system or an allocated box.
On WordPress there is an allocated tagging box for tags to my posts to be put on. For many of my posts, the ones that can be viewed I have tagged the content of each. Below are a couple of examples: