This weeks lecture was very helpful for getting started on creating our website. Being shown how to make a website on Zoho was great! I have now decided to use Zoho for my website. I chose this particular site as it appeared reasonably simple and user friendly. Particularly for first time website creators like myself. There were some examples of webpages created by students last year that did confuse me a little. But after reading through my unit guideline and my Assignment 1 information sheets, I have gained more confidence in what information I am to include.
In today’s workshop we did a very interesting and helpful task to help us with not only our blogging “technique”, but also our peer review skills. The task involved each of us writing down how we felt about the unit, our feelings about technology, how we are dealing with the problems that arise and who we are communicating with for ideas and confirmation. We were then told to move around the room and write a short constructive criticism on what the person could do to improve their blogging technique. When I returned to my table I found that although all my comments were very positive, there were no suggestions for improvement.
Between tasks during the workshop, I was attempting to deal with a problem that had arisen relating to my website. I was unable to work out how to add another tab/page on Zoho. It took me about an hour to work it out. I’m not sure it was the most correct way to do it, but I did achieve the desired result in the end. I have just watched a tutorial on youtube about how to use Zoho and have found it very helpful. Here is the link if anyone else is having any trouble, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqtIusnIQrI
After much deliberation, I have decided to use WordPress.com for my blog. I did some research on different blogging sites and found the majority of reviews to be positive. I have made one post previous to this one. A few of the design features have been difficult to operate but other than that I have found it quite simple.
I will update my progress as I work through this assignment!