Janene McMahan

He’s pointing!!

Okay, so we saw pointing a few weeks ago, but it wasn’t DIRECTED… it was just a thing we sometimes did with our index finger. Sometimes. NOW, however, he is pointing and it means… take me there, or I want to see that, or “could you give me your pizza?” …

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: …

Stretch your legs!

In response to M3 blog assignment. What is it about animals with dolls?

Kitty with doll

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 the owner and found it in thousands of places (so says Google). I did track down at least one person who claimed to be the owner–online; that person was making this image freely available. I’m not sure I trust it, but there you go. The image I uploaded is the copy of one posted to Deviant Art. “Cute Kitty by gemeh.”

About HTML

About HTML

Take a moment to review this one page pdf on HTML. Once you’re done reading it go view the Code Academy basics at http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/web.

Tech Free Challenge

It can be challenging to spend up to two hours doing something new or different. This is especially true if you’ve got deadlines looming. At UAF eCampus, the designers meet about every six weeks to do something different. On Tuesday of last week we got creative with paper, ribbon and …

DS106 Daily Create

Last Tuesday my son and I went with many designers and a nice gent by the name of Alan Levine, to the transfer station. We were doing a ‘daily create.’ Take photos of textures and do a mash up. Most excellent! Here is my result. Image link to Flickr in …

Teaching Tip: Extra Credit

How you choose to use extra credit can enhance a student’s learning opportunities. Whether you’re for or against the use, a few simple rules will make it easier to deploy. Consider using optional quizzes over the reading material prior to the start of class to encourage students to be prepared …

What could I do with a Raspberry Pi

I don’t own a motorbike: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1216528 – so getting data via a OBD2 Data Recorder isn’t interesting to me. Since I need to improve/refresh my programming skills, I could use it for PHP or Python. Ruby is on the way down the list {TIOBE programming list http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html } The TIOBE …

Why you have to be there

I recently read an advertisement for a large conference for educators. There were seven items stressed under the heading, “Why you have to be there.” The one that caught my eye was, “Rub Elbows with Thought Leaders.” Intriguing. It made me think about our designers, and our eCampus team. You …