Category Archives: Learning activities

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 450 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

WordPress – Accounting Company

Hi,

I realize that I haven’t posted anything in quite a while. Been mad busy with this WordPress task, and also sorting out stuff for my final exam and “portfolio” hand-in.

Also, I should have written this entry like five days ago, but I’ve been sick, and therefore unable to sit in front of a PC without puking my guts out…

Well anyways. Here’s the learning activity:

“An imaginative accounting company needs a website.
They are looking for something simple, and does not acquire any certain design.
The most important thing the company desires, is that they are able to add news every day, and that they can update text and add photos from time to time – on their own.

The company needs at least four pages.
Contact info, employee info, price-list and general info, and a news page.

When the website is ready, give the user rights to the “client” (this can be a person you know, family, friends etc. The client logs in, and write news.”

I’ve given my partner administrative rights to the website – so he added a news article under the tab ‘Nyheter’.

Here’s where you’ll find the WordPress website: http://marithexnilsen.net/wordpress/

I kept the design simple, like we were told to, and focused on plugins, pages and other tools we can use in WordPress.org.

There are so many themes and plugins and features to chose from, and that’s mainly the reason for this taking me ages to complete.
I couldn’t decide which theme to use, so I changed it around a 1000 times, and then there’s all the plugins, and all the problems of learning how these works and…yeah. It was quite an experience.

I like it though.
I makes webdesign easier, as there’s already a foundation built when you start a WordPress page.
I love the way you can still customize, change code and make the site look exactly as you want.

Although I can’t understand half of it yet, I would say that I prefer this to building a website in html or Dreamweaver.

Add a bit of Flash to your WordPress page, and it will probably make a huge and cool expression.
I also  love the way it’s user friendly for the client. The client doesnæt need to be an experienced “html’er/CSS’er” to contribute to his/her own website.

Well, that’s it for now.

Rock’n’Roll
-Marit

Week 26 – Adding Sound Effect and Creating a Pointer – Learning Activity 8.1 and 8.2

Hi,

This week, I’m merging my two learning activities into one blog entry.

“8.1: To the previous activity ‘Car:Start/Stop’, please add sound to the Flash film.
Only one sound is mandatory, but you can add several if you feel like it.

8.2: Make a simple graphic in the format of 728 px  x 90 px in Adobe Flash.
Use Action Script 3.0, to make a pointer to your reflective journal.

Add this to your individual web-servers, and present on your reflective journal.”

So, we’re still doing Flash stuff after the summer holidays.
To be honest, it was a bit hard to remember all the stuff we learned pre-holidays, but I’m easing into it.

The learning activities wasn’t too hard, so it was a soft starter.

First task was to add sound to a previous learning activity. It was pretty simple after watching the online lecture.

Second task was to create a graphic box, to put on our website, that would lead the viewer back to my reflective journal.
Pretty simple as well, however, there was coding involved, which is pretty hard to get your head around.
I keep having to go back to certain lectures, and forgetting which is what, and where to put what. Hopefully, my brain will absorb it eventually.

First task has been added here:

http://marithexnilsen.net/flash.html – it’s at the very bottom, and you can hear the sound the minute you click onto the link. I must fix the sound a bit, as it’s longer than the clip itself. It keeps on going.

Second task is on the index site itself:

http://marithexnilsen.net/index.html – click on the purple “banner”, and it will take you to my reflective journal.

The design on my website is something I will work on this fall, as it needs to be tied together a bit more.

Please forgive me, I’m such a rookie at this 😉

I’ll be working on my next mandatory hand-in from here on out, until end of next week.

Rock’n’Roll

-Marit