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More ideas on what I want my site to do

I am probably starting out in the middle but my brain works this way. I was thinking of showing my photos on my website in a way that the viewer hovers over the image with the mouse and it enlargens as they hover over. I have to research the advantages and disadvantages from a users perspective on this one, do I user javascript for this or do I use CSS?

Here is something I found on wikipedia about the mouse over or hover over – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouseover.

March 21, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Ideas for my website

In my draft learning proposal I wanted to learn more about html and cascading style sheets in order to create a site that looked good. My idea is to create a site that displays photographs that I have taken and as I am doing digital graphics and the still image, I think this would also be a good way of showing the different photoshop images that I have worked on during class.

I have been going onto www.lynda.com and looking at the video exercises on html and css. But I have also gone into a little of the javascript tutorials too. At first I just wanted to figure out what they are used for but it is also a good way to develop skills and learn. For html I think I am going to play around and experiment in notepad++ to see what I can do and where I need to develop. Then move on to CSS after that. I think with CSS I want to first look at various websites that I like to research how other people use CSS in websites.

March 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thoughts post learning proposal draft

After completing my draft learning proposal I realised that there is so much to learn and not as easy as I thought. I think like everyone else it was the loading the html document onto the server that got me. I understood the premise but when I went to go do it, I found it hard as I realised that I need to know why I am doing something in order to ‘get it’. I finally got there and it was a jump for joy!
The second challenge I encountered was the validation of the html – at work I work on a learning management system and I have never validated the html that I write. By doing this I realised what bad habits I had gotten myself into. I want to make sure that I write valid html and will research the basics in order to do this.

March 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Welcome…

My first blog! How exciting, starting uni again is a bit dawnting
(is that how you spell it!) but I am so excited to learn all about media and websites. This is where I will be researching, asking for help and guidance from other students and chucking myself in the deep end of websites! I feel that once I start this blog I will not be able to stop!

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment