Thursday, September 27, 2007


We have talked about how the nature of web design is changing. Five years ago businesses would usually use a static website (think "Chiravelle Pizza" or "Florida Parks"). However, now businesses are largely skipping that step and using blogs or social networks. For example, most of my friends who are in serious bands have myspace pages instead of traditional websites. Check out this New York Times article about the subject. Very interesting implications for our classes and the things we study. If blogging and social networks are becoming more important will you be prepared?

Students should spend a significant amount of their time today making connections on their blog. This relates to yesterday's assignment. Make sure your entry is the best it can be, then be sure to provide substantial comments on other student's blogs. You should finish your blog work before moving on to anything else.

A few reminders:
1. Please proofread.
2. Embed links!!
3. Start a conversation. Many of you nailed this. Find quality examples of this and you will understand.
4. Remember, you can comment on the original blog posts (mine, Warlick's, Richardson's).

Tomorrow I will be attending a workshop in Hartford put on by Fox 61 to learn about their student news program. Each day they broadcast short segments produced by students. We want to be a part of that. It is an excellent chance for some of you to build your resume.

So Friday will be a catch up day. If you are done, please help others catch up. I am happy that many of you are coming in during study halls and after school. It makes it much easier. You can stay after any day. Many of you could do much of the blog work at home.

Web3 students should try to complete a new Flash tutorial before Monday.

I will also offer extra help hours for anyone who needs specific 1-1 help next Thursday after school. If you need help--be there!!

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