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Short News Presentation

Published on September 6, 2011, by in assignment.

Objective: Present and discuss current technology news that is related to our lives and field of interest

Due: At the beginning of each class. Students will sign up for news presentations at the beginning of the semester.

See when you present here.


  1. Find a technology (web design and publishing) related news story
  2. Share the news story on Twitter
  3. Comment on the story with several words.
  4. Shorten the URL of the news story using URL shortener services, such as bitly.com.
  5. Use the hashtag #webpub
  6. When in class, show the tween & story on the projector. Talk about (a) what the story is about, (b) why the story is important, and (c) how this affects our lives and/or field of interest.

Final Open Lab Hours

Published on April 27, 2011, by in Uncategorized.

Trinity 113
May 6 (Fri) 11am-1:30 pm

OM 238
Mon, May 2 11am-5pm (Cindy 11-2; Jacie 2-5)
Tues, May 3 11am-8pm (11-4 Jacie; Josh 3-8pm)
Wed, May 4 11am-5pm (Cindy 11-5; Jacie 11-5)
Thurs, May 5 4:30pm-8pm (Jon & Josh 4:30-8)
Fri, May 6 11am-5pm (Cindy 11-5; Jon 11-5) –
Mon, May 9 11am-8pm (Jacie 11-4; Cindy 3-8; Jon 11-5)


Home Page Presentation

Published on April 20, 2011, by in assignment.
  • Find a template (either from course website or somewhere else on the Web)
  • If you find it somewhere else on the Web, it is probably going to be a zip file. Unzip the file, and you will see a css file, an index.html file, and possibly some other image files.
  • Modify those files. Change the css file to modify the style and the look of your site. Change the index.html file into the content  you need. Create banner and logo images in Photoshop to replace the existing banner and image files that come with the template.
  • Create the “correct”navigation for your site.
  • You do not need to have “real” content when you present your home page. But create “dummy” content so we will be able to see what your layout will look like.
  • Upload the files to your server. When you present, I want to see you pull up your home page from your server, not from your flash drive or from the desktop.

Third party applications

Published on March 2, 2011, by in resources.

Here are some third party applications you can use to embed multimedia on your website:

  • Youtube: Embed a Video. Click on “Embed” and copy the embed code. Paste the code into your code area in Dreamweaver.
  • Scribd: Embed a Document (such as a Word Document). Example.
  • Slideshare: Embed a Powerpoint. Example.
  • Picasa: Embed a Photo slideshow. How to.

A Basic HTML + CSS Templates for P2


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Open lab hours

Dec. 6 (Monday): 3:30-6:30 Jacie & Josh

Dec. 7 (Tuesday): noon-9pm (noon-6pm Cindy & Jacie; 3-9pm Jon)

Dec. 8 (Wednesday): noon-9pm (3-9pm Jacie; noon-6pm Jon; noon-5pm Josh)

Dec. 9 (Thursday): 5-9pm (Cindy & Jon)

Dec. 10 (Friday): 10:30-6pm (Jon, and Cindy will come in later)

Dec. 13 (Monday): 11am-5pm (11am-5pm Cindy & Jacie; 1-5pm Jon; noon-5pm Josh)

Dec. 14 (Tuesday): 2-9pm (Jacie)


CSS Templates

Published on November 8, 2010, by in resources.

Free CSS Templates

Below are some examples. You can look through these, as well as searching for other CSS templates online. For example, you can google “free css template” or other keywords.

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Photo Showcase





PostCard Viewer


  • Lightbox website
  • Example: click on the images on the website to see how it works




Published on October 18, 2010, by in resources.

Example: Trip to Chicago 2009

Step by Step Tutorial: Click to download pdf file

Use the following ActionScript to create a Next button:

next_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, navigate);
function navigate(event:MouseEvent):void { nextFrame();

Use the following ActionScript if you want to create a Previous button:

prev_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, navigate2);
function navigate2(event:MouseEvent):void { prevFrame();


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