First off, everyone’s websites are really coming together, and we can’t wait to see what the finished products look like! Thanks for all of your updates last Thursday, and your input for the final overarching site that those of us here at Mary Washington are creating! We will be putting the finishing touches on the site soon, and would like your continued critiques as we complete the remaining tasks.
As for how our progress is going, we can’t really complain! We’ve been really lucky to have been able to rely on each other, and thank goodness for Jack and Leah and their knowledge regarding WordPress and programming! Often Candice and I feel like we can’t contribute that much in regards to the technical aspect, but luckily this past Thursday night after hours of fiddling with widgets we successfully created the “Voices of the Great War” widget to show up on individual pages, and were able to make them different for each page. We’ve also just been editing little things about the site, such as fonts, color schemes, and finishing up citations – that will probably consume the majority of our remaining time on the site, since we want to make sure everything is given proper credit.
For the overarching Century America site, we are still working on embedding the map into the site, and have decided to create a new page specifically for the map so that the home page isn’t as overwhelming or distracting. We are also working on editing the timeline that Leah has put together – we just need to add a few more events and the pictures, so I will be doing that and attempting the citations. We’re on the right track though, and can’t wait to show our finished site to everyone in our class, and the world!