I’m Harry Hughes, a student at RMIT and for a class Networked Media I’ve been asked to keep a blog. The guidelines were basically that our blog should have posts that are related to the Internet and/or the course, which I have put in, but also I’ve put in plenty of posts that are in no way related to the Internet, simply to show a bit more of myself to the users of my blog.
Yesterday we did the big HTML Test. It was one of the many big things I had on this week with uni including filming, editing and essays, and at first I really didn’t feel ready. So the night before I looked back over all my tabling stuff, wrote down a whole bunch of things from links on the Networked blog and tried them out at home, very late the night before. I found that getting good at coding, like anything, requires practice in order to memorise patterns. At first I really struggled to comprehend the “idea” of coding- thinking that everything you see on a webpage is made up of pages and pages of code which needs to be universal. Then, after going through PDFs on the blog and cheking out HTML Dog one cold and lonely night, I found it was just like maths in a way, which I’m good at. With regular practice, I was able to produce this..
…using lines and lines of code; something that was completely beyond my grasp only a few weeks ago.
I just discovered a few more coding things that will no doubt help me for my test.
1. To do paragraphs, you can’t simply hit return. You need to put < p> before your paragraph and < /p> at the end of the paragraph.
2. To italicise a word or phrase you need to put the tags < em> and < /em> around it.
3. To make a word or phrase bold you need to put the tags < strong> and < /strong> around it.
4a. To create an ordered list (a numerical list), you need to put tags < ol> and < /ol> before and after the list.
4b. To create an unordered list (bullet points in no particular order), you need to put the tags < ul> and
before and after the list.
5. Before and after each item on a list, you need to put < li> and < /li>.
6. To make headings different sizes, you need to put h1-6 before and after the heading. h1 is the biggest size and should only be used once, at the top of the page.
That’s all for now but i know that will keeep you all xcitd (excited).
Hey This week i actually worked out how to “code”, or “use code” to “make” a website. In class we “linked” two pages.
Basically I needed Text Wrangler and Cyberduck
From a website known as HTML Dog (sidenote: why so many animals involved in coding websites and software?Last time I checked dogs and ducks don’t know nuttin about makin websites) you copy what is known as a ‘generic’ code onto a new Text Wrangler document, which usually looks something like
< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/x html1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd " >
-< html> is your opening tag and < /html> is always your closing tag. Everything you want to put onto the page has to go between these two tags.
-If you want to put a heading, you need heading/ title tags which look like this: < head>< /head> and < title>< /title>
-To show where the body of the content begins put < body> < /body>.
Then to put in a link to another page, you put < a h ref= "(a url)"> then the name of the other page < / a>
Then do a link back to your first page on another text wrangler document and they are linking to each other or “pointing to each other”. Wanna see mine? No, me neither but here it is anyway. Enjoy
these are my goals for the semester:
1. Do at least 3 blog posts a week, each done to a high standard
2. Collaborate actively with my group; meeting once or twice every week
3. View tutorials on coding and blogging every week
4. Practice writing HTML pages every week
5. Complete all readings and write about them, drawing the important points
6, Complete all tasks to a high standard