Monthly Archives: September 2013

Blue Host Sign Up

INSTALLING WORDPRESS ONTO BLUEHOST TODAY!

You were sent your activation code via email – you’ll need it.

Blue Host – students

Intro Videos

SPOKE Getting Started-2 

So – don’t move too fast on the instructions please.

And fill this out and put it on YOUR .com site with the category “Domain”

Bluehost (worksheet)


Structure

COMPETITIVE SITE

Why does it exist?

Who Cares?

What motivate/inspires the audience.

YOUR SITE

Why does it exist?

Who Cares?

What motivate/inspires the audience.

West-to-East Bike Site (WEBS)

  • Why? – to provide maps, alternatives, buddies and discussion for bike commuters who ride the bus across 520.

  • Who Cares? – bike commuters like me

  • Motivates? – there is a lot of construction right now and there need to be people talking about how to get around it and maybe how to get Metro to fix some bus routes.

Cascade Bicycle Club 

  1. Go to Site Map for YOUR COMPETITIVE SITE – if there is not one you’ll have to explore quite a bit.

  2. On one side of this paper map out what is there for the site you’re looking at.

  3. On the other side – use the Post-Its (maybe cut in half) and start mapping your own.

 


Competitive Analysis

Continue reading


University Page Analysis

 

How to apply – how many clicks?

How to donate – how many clicks

What is the basketball schedule?

Who is dean of Arts & Sciences?

How can I get a job

What is tuition every year?

What are the dorm rules?

Are there overseas opportunities?

What is the diversity?

Are there other campuses and where?

How many masters programs?

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Click Rank — good or bad……

Would you go there? By their site?

What did you like best?

What was horrible?


Week 4 – Thursday

Finding a Domain Name – get started with trying out domain names – see what you can get. Narrow down using some of these suggestions: Tips on Choosing7 FAQs on NamesFinding a Company Name

Namecheap or Instant Domain Search or Bust A Name

Come to class with three ideas – DON’T PURCHASE THEM YET – you’ll do this through Bluehost. Start thinking about what you want your site to be – is it a portfolio site? Art? Selling something?

Digital version of question sheet.


Week 4 – Tuesday (Genre Cont)

Example Academic Pages

Azusa Pacific

Calvin

Evangel

Gordon

Milligan

Southeastern

Vanguard

Westmont

Warner Pacific

Trinity Western

College of the Ozarks

George Fox

Other places to look for inspiration –  

KNOW: 1) what you like, 2) why you like it, and 3) how to create the designs you find most compelling.

Design Ledger – great examples of wonderful design

Lifehacker’s suggestions for great “landing pages”

FOR THURSDAY

Finding a Domain Name – get started with trying out domain names – see what you can get. Narrow down using some of these suggestions: Tips on Choosing, 7 FAQs on Names, Finding a Company Name

Namecheap or Instant Domain Search or Bust A Name

Come to class with three ideas – DON’T PURCHASE THEM YET – you’ll do this through Bluehost. Start thinking about what you want your site to be – is it a portfolio site? Art? Selling something?