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Intro to Interactive Media

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Project three: Build a personal portfolio Website using a WordPress template Value: 100 points Complete project due: By midnight, Wednesday, Nov 5th The goal of this assignment is to challenge you to create a well designed, easy-to-navigate, flawlessly scripted multi-page personal portfolio Website using WordPress. The purpose of the site is to sell yourself to […]

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Project 2: Build a Website using HTML and CSS DUE: Wednesday, Oct 15th, by midnight. Value: 100 points The goal of this assignment is to challenge you to create a well designed, easy-to-navigate, flawlessly scripted multi-page Web site. You will be given all the assets necessary to complete the assignment, including text, video files, photos […]

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Visit the following links to learn more about search engine optimization: How Search Works  5 Basic Tips to Improve WordPress for SEO and the User Experience Test your site on the Google Page Speed Tool

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The following blog post by Steven King provides examples of all the tools we discussed in class, and more: 11 + FREE TOOLS FOR JOURNALISM INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE Check out these additional links to learn about more tools. Maps, timelines and infographics: 5 tools to build your own interactive visualizations 8 Interactive Data Storytelling Tools for […]

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Understanding PHP

Here are some resources to help you get a better understanding of php files and the WordPress loop: Here is a helpful image (shown below) that shows which php files control which parts of your website Here is a Beginner’s Guide to the WordPress Loop This webpage explains which template file WordPress uses when it displays a […]

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You might find a theme that you like for the bulk of your website, but you want the homepage to be different. Here are step-by-step instructions for creating a custom homepage for your WordPress theme. Before getting started, you should be logged into your WordPress dashboard and your FTP client (Fetch). You also need access […]

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This Powerpoint presentation provides information on how to: Activate a plugin that blocks spam Rearrange the order of your menu items Create a child theme to add css style commands to your website Here is additional information on child themes.  

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Read these helpful tips on creating a successful portfolio site: 10 Steps To The Perfect Portfolio Website Get some great ideas from people who have created effective portfolio sites: 15 Journalists’ outstanding personal portfolios

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Coding a navigation bar

There are several ways to code a menu bar. For examples on how to code a simple vertical or horizontal (non-responsive) navigation bar, download this example navs zip file and view the examples. To build a responsive navigation bar using Bootstrap, check out this Bootstrap Menu Generator.

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The following Powerpoint includes step-by-step instructions for getting set up with a server and buying a domain name.

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