2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. It is pretty clear to me that I need to blog more! Essentially, I used this site in 2013-2014 to demonstrate what you (a UAF student) could do with a free blog on the WordPress.com site. Please note that the free accounts do limit a few things... and every once in a while they display an ad--at the bottom of your post. However, it is a great space to start learning the WordPress dashboard!…

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Why Blog? Get Writing

You may wonder why we blog: First, you will learn about WordPress 8/19/2011 -  WordPress Now Powers 22 Percent Of New Active Websites In The U.S. 4/30/2013 (Has March 2012 data) -  How Many People Use WordPress: Statistics, Percentages, and Comparisons 9/2012 - With 60 Million Websites, WordPress Rules The Web. So Where's The Money? Second, you will learn how to navigate a Dashboard - and to do a few pretty intricate items What is the difference between a page and a post? How can you modify…

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Too small for normal relaxation

This is a miniature sock monkey knit done on sock needles. I've created this post to help students with adding images to WordPress pages. Also to uncover what absolute paths look like versus relative. When you are using WordPress to add media to your page or post you go through a series of steps where you choose the image from your computer or from another source. Then WordPress builds the img src path and code for you. On my own server I might use the following code…

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Last June I thought I'd just make all of Aedan's baby food... That worked really well for a few months. Then somewhere around Thanksgiving or a wee bit later it became more important for him to have more solid food. Still, I'm making quite a bit of his food, just not all.

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Make your own

Last June I thought I'd just make all of Aedan's baby food... That worked really well for a few months. Then somewhere around Thanksgiving or a wee bit later it became more important for him to have more solid food. Still, I'm making quite a bit of his food, just not all.

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Make your own (A)

Some of your posts just should not have (visually and creatively speaking) a massive title. See this other post without a title. Last June I thought I'd just make all of Aedan's baby food... That worked really well for a few months. Then somewhere around Thanksgiving or a wee bit later it became more important for him to have more solid food. Still, I'm making quite a bit of his food, just not all.

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Playing with Images & Tables

Learning HTML can be fun. Working with TABLES... not always as much fun. Working with images? Awesome! 7am 8am 9am Noon 1pm 4pm 5pm 6pm Christmas Eve Work Company Company/Family Christmas Day Do as little as possible Visit others (here or there) Company Enjoy time just with son I'll use this image (which I took) for the purposes of showing a few things from the text. You will need to use your own image or one made freely available for your use. See the module page -…

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Using CSS in Posts

Oh man! My instructor wants me to test out my css knowledge INSIDE of a WordPress post. How cool is that?! =) Chapter 11 of our text is all about color. Can you recreate this paragraph? What about this paragraph? Okay, now it's your turn. Go back to the module page and read through your assignment. Now go to your own blog and create your colorful response. Do you know what using css in this fashion is called? Include the answer in your post for an extra…

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Text editors

I know, they are not sexy. However this is one of those posts. A, "it makes sense" to post it here. Not only that, but this way I can point my class to this post for more links, etc. [This is] A mini lecture, if you will. I primarily use TextEdit for quick things (mac) and TextWrangler for more in-depth items. If I'm just testing something out and it does not need to be saved, I've been known to try it out on w3schools.com 'try it' pages.…

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Aligning images using CSS

In response to a question on using CSS with HTML "... the book does not illustrate how to use the CSS code on those pages" I am using a simple button to show how to align images. This snippet: img.align-left { float: left; margin-right: 10px;} img.align-right { float: right; margin-left: 10px;} img.medium { width: 250px; height: 250px;} doesn't have enough information. More info is located on page 236. In order to use the CSS shown above you need to either put it in a separate stylesheet images.css…

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Stretch your legs!

In response to M3 blog assignment. What is it about animals with dolls? You need to practice adding images. There are several ways to do it. use an image you own the rights to, or use an image that is copyright free or has a Creative Commons license like set up the image to be aligned to the left or right have your blog text flow above and below the image. The image shown here is prevalent on the web. I did an image search to determine…

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Why Blog? Get Writing

As many of you know, this semester you have been encouraged to blog weekly either using WordPress or Tumblr. You also have been shown two free resources where you can have web space for free. One of those resources allows for a WordPress installation (actually, more than one). You may wonder why we blog: First, you will learn about WordPress 8/19/2011 -  WordPress Now Powers 22 Percent Of New Active Websites In The U.S. 4/30/2013 (Has March 2012 data) -  How Many People Use WordPress: Statistics, Percentages,…

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What inspires me

I asked each of my students to create a blog and in one of their blog posts I asked them to answer the following: "In your recent (past year-18 months) Internet use, the website that most influenced you to begin writing online (url). One to two sentences on how this site encouraged/influenced you to write online. Challenges you foresee with sharing your thoughts/ideas/products online (this should be a short list of bullet items)." In all fairness--not that some assignments are fair, they are in fact to teach--I felt I…

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CITS F222

Why create another blog when you have so many? I will most likely use this blog for something in the future. I love the idea of having it. I wish I also had alaskaknits.wordpress.com - alas, someone else scooped that one up. One reason for creating this blog today (I already had the WordPress account in order to have a Gravatar icon elsewhere) was to show the CITS F222 students that WordPress is fast to set up. It is not exactly easy. There are many options in…

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