AMERICAN STUDIES LAB
Monday, 4-5:30, Bryan 203
General introduction to working on/for the web.
- We'll explore the Web Browser, discuss fundamentals of HTML coding, create a basic homepage, and discuss the ways in which content can be generated and installed.
- Before class, review this material on
use and web citation.
- In class, we'll work quickly through
- For future reference, you may want to bookmark these pages:
- Introduction to fundamentals of HTML:
NOTE: Whichever tutorial you use, please try to preview the materials up to Tables and Frames for this lab.
After class, install home page links to subordinate pages for 1) American Studies
resources and 2) technical resources for web design. These will be the places where you can build both your personal resource base for doing American Studies and your toolkit for web design over the next two years.
For next week, sign up for a section of Owen Wister's The Virginian on the tagging sheet on my office door (Bryan 427); follow the directions and post your section to your homepage by next Wednesday.
Scanning: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Photoshop -- Clemons Media Center
Before the lab, sign up for one of the photoshop exercizes and one of the scanning exercises.
Photoshop for the Web: Making Great GIFs
10/01:Web Design -- Bryan 203
Trouble Shooting Session -- Bryan 203
Before the lab, redesign your homepage, incorporating whatever of the scanning and image manipulation exercises you have.
10/17: No Lab
10/22:Dynamic Media: Audio and Video -- Clemons Media Center
Also: Video Digitization: A Guide
Before Class, sign up for one of the video exercises and one the audio exercises. Please note that there is a reading assignment associated with the video exercise.
10/29: Web Editors
11/05: Open Lab
11/12: Final Project Proposals
11/19: No Lab
11/26: Editorial Conference I: The Final Project
12/03: Editorial Conference II: The Final Project
Vacation reading: TBA