American Studies Lab
Mondays @ 5:00-6:15
9/04: Introduction to the web and HTML 1 --
During this Lab 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. We'll work with this HTML Tutorial in class.
We'll also review this material on
use and web citation.
For future reference, you may want to bookmark these pages: a list of all the tags for HTML 4.0, and The Columbia Guide to Online Style.
9/11:HTML 2 and Doing Research on the Web --
Before class, please familiarize yourself with The Yellow Pages a selective guide to electronic resources in American Studies; we'll make editorial assignments for YP00.9/18: Scanning Text, Optical Character
Recognition (OCR) and Photoshop -- Clemons Media Center
In the lab we'll work quickly through The Internet Detective, a tutorial for evaluating internet resources. And then ,we'll go over basic coding for tables and frames.
After class, install home page links to subordinate pages for 1) American Studies
projects, 2) technical resources for web design and 3) resources for American Studies. These will be the places where you can build both your personal resource base and your toolkit for doing American Studies over the next two years.
For next week, sign up for a section of Prescott'sThe Conquest of Mexico on the tagging sheet on my office door (Bryan 427); follow the directions and post your section to your homepage by next Wednesday.
Sign up on the text scanning sheet and the image scanning sheet on my office door.
9/25: No Workshop
10/02: Web Design -- Bryan 203
Yale Web Style Guide
Makeovers -- Bryan 203
Before the lab, redesign your homepage.
10/16:Using a Web
Editor and other tools -- Bryan 423
10/23: Dynamic Media: Audio and Video -- Clemons Media Center.
Before class, sign up for one of theaudio exercises. and one of the video exercises.
Also: Video Digitization: A Guide
10/30: No Workshop
The final project for this semester will be to conceive, design and build a satellite site for the hypertext of Trachtenberg's Incorporation of America. Post your project proposals to your homepage by Monday, Nov. 6.
Designing the Final Project -- Bryan 203
11/13: Open Lab
11/20: Open Lab
Conference I: The Final Project
12/04: Editorial Conference II: The Final Project
Vacation reading: TBA
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