More Resources

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language – a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.

CSS

Cascading Style Sheets – the language for describing the presentation of Web pages, including colors, layout, and fonts.

CMS

Content Management Systems – a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content.

The easiest way to improve at using a CMS is by exploring and messing around firsthand. I’ll leave the Sandbox site up at least through the end of the semester; feel free to log in and try different things (just know that other folks may be doing the same!).

Consider purchasing your own web space – it’s not wildly expensive, and gives you the chance to be fully in charge of everything. Plus, having your own domain name looks really impressive (right? … right??).

WordPress Skills

  • WordPress.com – they have a pretty in-depth get-up-and-running tutorial that goes into some more detail than we have time for
  • Lynda – Subscription site with a TON of more-in-depth courses

Inspiration

  • Abduzeedo – Graphic and Web Design
  • Pinterest – Interest and idea self-curation and sharing
  • Reddit – User-submitted tutorials and solicited advice (and much more)
  • Flipboard – article curation