Project 8 Blogging
What is a blog?
According to Wikipedia A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website supposed to be updated with new content from time to time. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
This site has helpful PDF’s an tutorials to make a website more user friendly.
I created this photo for project 5.
It was taken by Alex Lipsky
A good way to embed audio into a webpage is.
- Open your Web page in an HTML editor. Your editor must have the ability to edit the source code to follow this tutorial.
- Start with an object element:<object>
- You’ll add 4 parameters to the object. The first is “src” that tells the browser where to find the sound file. In this example, the sound file is eureka.wav and is found in the same directory as the Web page:<param name=”src” value=”eureka.wav” />
- If you want the sound file to play immediately after it’s loaded, make the autostart parameter “true” otherwise make it “false”:<param name=”autostart” value=”true” />
- The parameter autoplay is similar to autostart, just used by other browsers, set it the same as the autostart parameter:<param name=”autoplay” value=”true”/>
- Use the controller parameter to tell the browser if a controller should be displayed to give your readers more control over the sound:<param name=”controller” value=”true” />
- Inside the <object></object> element, add an embedded element:<embed />
- Add the following four attributes that are the same as the parameters to the object:<embed src=”eureka.wav” controller=”true” autoplay=”true” autostart=”True” />
- Add the correct MIME type for your sound file into the type attribute:<embed src=”eureka.wav” controller=”true” autoplay=”true” autostart=”True” type=”audio/wav” />
- Add the pluginspage attribute so that people who don’t have the correct plugin for your sound file can go download it. For WAV files, I recommend QuickTime:<embed src=”eureka.wav” controller=”true” autoplay=”true” autostart=”True” type=”audio/wav” pluginspage=”http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/” />
- When you’re done, your HTML should look like this:<object>
- <param name=”autostart” value=”true”>
- <param name=”src” value=”eureka.wav”>
- <param name=”autoplay” value=”true”>
- <param name=”controller” value=”true”>
- <embed src=”eureka.wav” controller=”true” autoplay=”true” autostart=”True” type=”audio/wav” />
I found this step by step process at:
Color matching- http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorwizard.asp#
Web typography- http://webtypography.net/
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is what you do to style a webpage. It changes the font colors, font sizes, image borders and even centers images and text. CSS can be written to change XHTML in a few different ways. Inline, which is when you write the CSS code in with the HTML. Embedded which is also done on the HTML page. Then you can create a separate page or style sheet (linked or imported). The idea is to create it on a sperate page so you do not have to constantly rewrite the code on your .html page.
1) It does not have a doc type at the top of it. Example: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>
2) 1 - instead of a header there is just enlarged font at the top of the page. The header tag should also surround the title tag.
2 - The tag <strong><em> should close like this </em> </strong>
3 - The link for resume is broken because the file is either not in the folder with the webpage document or it is not a valid filename.
4 - The word size in the first font size tag need not be capitalized although I do not think it effects the page it is not good style.
5- You do not need the + in front of the size of the font.
6 - The font color should not be something that almost blends into the background color they should contrast a bit better.
3) The font tag is not needed you can just put it as an attribute inside of another take <body font size =”2”> and you dont have to close it. If you want it to stay the same it will for the whole page or if you put in a new paragraph tag it will change that paragraph.
XHTML stands for eXtensible HyperText Markup Language.
It is the language that helps you code and write a webpage. It allows for you to insert a title, paragraphs, headers footers, images etc.. into a website. XHTML is what you write when you want the webpage to look a certain way or have a special feature. It’s the make up of the whole webpage with out it the page would not exist. XHTML is a more extensive variation of HTML. You are able to do a lot more with XHTML then HTML as far as writing code quickly and easily.