Finish Line!

I haven’t made a post lately because I’ve been buried up to my eyeballs in research and construction of the website.  Today’s the day though- I’ve got one last narrative to do and the Bibliography of my sources to complete and my part of the site is done.

I was thinking this morning about the headings on the site.  We have several and I don’t want a user to get overwhelmed, so I’m thinking it might be prudent to nest some of the headings under one larger heading.  I’ve been playing with the site and attempting to do that in the last few minutes but I’ve not had much success.

No matter.  I have an 11 o’clock meeting with the tech guru here at UNCA, Laurie Miles, who helped me a few weeks back getting everything organized, and I’m sure she will be my savior yet again when it comes to all things tech.  I used to believe since I was on the end of Gen X/beginning of Gen Y, that I was so wonderful at technology, but this class has proved otherwise!

It’s all turned out well in the end though.  I’m really proud of what Ben and I have put together.  I really enjoyed finding the historical items I’ve found- it’s been extremely eye-opening- and it’s even making me consider the possibility that I’d like to continue with the site after this semester and keep adding to it.  We’ll see.  For now, I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m steadily gaining on it.


Origin of a Website

So I’ve been on Spring Break this week.  Although, it’s not really been much of a Spring Break.  I’ve worked on two 10+ page research papers, a 30 minute PPT presentation on wetland restoration, attempted to work on some Latin homework (this was the least successful of my endeavors), spent one day in Pack Library and one day in the UNCA Archives collection finishing up, worked on index cards for my next History test, and I just finished uploading all my images for the website into Google Drive.  I found a lot of great images at both the Library and the Archives, and I’m already beginning to formulate some narratives to go along with them.  The week has flown by and I still have a lot to do for the website as well as my other classes to get through to the end of the semester.

I’ve already started playing around with the home page on the website, and have uploaded a background image and given it a title, and I’m excited to get some more things up on it this week.  Stay tuned!