One of the questions that I get when teaching people how to code for the web is “How do I publish a web page?” The answer to this question isn’t as complicated as people think. In this post, I will explain the options for hosting a web page for folks at Indiana University. I will spend most of the post discussing how to host a page that is not affiliated with the university. Let’s get started!
Archive for the 'Web Basics' Category
I just got an email from Adobe KnowHow about free courses available on popular programming languages. When I went to investigate, I discovered that Adobe KnowHow is a learning platform providing training on various Adobe programs. While most of the courses on KnowHow are not free, there are 12 courses, including the Try an Hour of Code for Free, which are available without charge.
Wanting to know what sorts of resources are available for publishing to the web? Start here!
Intended for anyone new to web publishing, this workshop and presentation provides an overview of basic web publishing issues and resources. Emphasis is placed on web accounts and support at IU. Participants will not create completed web pages in this workshop.
In this webinar, we:
- review common terminology associated with Web pages
- discuss the required applications and accounts for publishing on the Web
- explore the pros and cons of different Web authoring and editing tools
- learn about university-supported training options
Watch the webinar to learn about several tools available today for creating a web presence!
Is there something we didn’t talk about that you would like to know more about? Let us know in the comments!
Congratulations! You made it! If you’re here, that can mean any number of things, but most likely you have inherited a departmental web site and are going to redesign it or you have been newly hired and are responsible for redesigning the department’s site. Where do you begin?
If this sounds overwhelming, then you are in the right place. My goal, by the end of this post, is to help you understand the landscape for departmental and group web pages at the university and describe some resources to help you along your way.
Before we jump into the specifics, let’s get a quick overview of what this post contains.
- The IU Brand – find out how to make your site conform to the visual identity that has been established for IU.
- Plan Ahead and Prepare – Not just a part of Leave No Trace, but also a crucial phase in web design and development. Understand the problem fully before you begin building a solution.
- Build, build, build – Put your planning to good use while putting together all the pieces of your site.
- Publish, Document, and Maintain – Once you have a design, it’s time to publish it, create help documentation, and then maintain and grow the site through the future.
The process is not linear, nor does it have a finite ending point. Instead, the process looks something more like this:
After your planning phase, you build. Once built, you maintain. While maintaining, you build new features, etc. There will come a point when you need to break out of the Maintain-Build loop back to the planning phase. As you can see from the diagram above, there really is no end to the web design process, only changes of phase.
Slowly but surely QR codes are starting to appear everywhere. I’ve found them on promotional flyers, advertising stickers, business cards, and even in the classroom. But I realize that a lot of my peers still don’t understand quite exactly what they are or how to use them. These funky, pixelated graphics can seem a little intimidating, but I am hoping this guide can be an easy transition into the wonderful world of QR codes.
Just received an email today about two free training opportunities from Adobe.
Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society is a webinar on September 17th at 4pm EDT. Learn how to prepare students to participate in a more creative society in this webinar, presented by Mitch Resnik of the MIT Media lab. For more information, go to: http://go.iu.edu/efZ
If you are wanting to build your first website, or help students create one of their own, check out this two-week online Muse CC immersive boot camp. Learn how to design sites for web, mobile and tablet. The course starts on October 10th. Learn more at: http://go.iu.edu/efW
Oh and by the way, if you are part of the IU community, you have access to Muse CC through IUanyWare.
In looking for a solution, I found some comments from other people having the same problem. They had come up with two options to solve the issue, either:
- Use a different browser like Firefox or Chrome
- Log out of Google+
Not sure why logging out of Google+ fixes the issue but I found it worked for me.
Recently, I wanted to add a website to the new tab page that appears in Firefox when a new tab is opened. In looking at the help pages from Firefox, I found it showed how to work with pages that were automatically added and how add a bookmarked page. However, it seemed to me that bookmarking a page first shouldn’t be required. I searched on Google and found other people with the same issue. At this pointed I decided to just try some things, and I found that it is possible. The screen cast included below shows how to add a website to the new tab page: