We aren’t going to spend much time looking at presenting software, as the vast majority of people already know it. The real issue isn’t the software, but rather how it is used. So, in this series of lessons, we are going to look at how it is used; good, bad, and terribad. Let’s start with the worst.
As you begin creating your own presentations, make sure you are adjusting your presentations accordingly.
Watch on YouTube:
Intro to Presenting – p1: What NOT to do.
When you guys finish the midterm, you can get started thinking about what you want your first website to be about, and what you might want it to look like. Watch this video for more on planning a website. It’s a bit simplistic, but it’s enough for this course. If you’re really interested in Web Design, consider taking it next year.
No new activities today. Make sure you understand the prompt for your final, and participate in Hour of Code.
I’ve uploaded the second part of the Images lesson for DreamWeaver. In this video, we look at how to create roll-over images and image maps.
I’ve also uploaded the next section, working with CSS with DreamWeaver.
Today, we’ll move on from Adobe InDesign into Adobe DreamWeaver. DreamWeaver is used to create webpages. The software allows working in code, or in design mode. This gives us a lot of control if we want it, but also gives us an easy way to build webpages.
This may seem daunting for someone with no background in building websites, but don’t worry- we’ll walk through it gradually. By the end of this unit, you’ll have the skills to build a simple, but functional website.
When learning a language, the first program we often write is just to make it say Hello World. However, HTML is not a programming language, and thanks to DreamWeaver, a lot of the code will be generated for us- so we are going to do quite a bit more than just Hello World. Watch the video on YouTube here.