For the rest of the semester, all of your assignments will be submitted as URLs from the webpage you design this week (directions found here. Unless you’re tech savvy, you’ll want to use a free web service like Wix , SqaureSpace, Weebly, or WordPress. You’re not limited to those suggestions, but keep the following in mind as you make your choice:
- You may need to upload a lot of multimedia – graphics, music files, or videos.
- You need to create multiple pages within one site.
- You want some flexibility, but you don’t want to be overwhelmed by choices. Most of my past students selected Wix or WordPress.
Next, go through the checklist below as you design your page.
Organization and Frame
- Select a domain name that makes sense for you, this class, or your topic.
- Create a user name and password that you will remember.
- Create a page for your Weekly Curation Projects (could be a blog). Create a page(s) for your big curation project and its parts. Check spelling of page labels.
- Recognize that your webpage will change as your project resolves itself. Don’t feel like everything has to be set in stone today.
- Decide how you want to represent yourself. Do you want to use your full name? An alias? How would you want people to contact you?
- Create an About Me page that explains who you are. Consider including a photo/illustration. Leave space to explain your curation topic and motivation for exploring it.
- Consider using a neutral color scheme with lots of white space until you cement your topic.
- Keep in mind that your words, your artifacts, and your curations should stand out above your webdesign.