Miss Letting-Go-Getting

Post #6: My First Website
December 2, 2007, 7:29 pm
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Woo hoo! I survived making my first website!

Using a scenario assigned for a Library Management class group project I decided to design a website around a new graduate program at the fictional Utopia University. The site would have a page for web resources, books, journals and databases.

I wanted the site to be visually pleasing and spent a great deal of time choosing colors, photos, and font style. As for the layout, I had originally story boarded a much more complicated page full of nested tables and quickly found that I was not quite skilled enough yet to make it work. So, I slowed down and came up with a plan much more fitting to my basic HTML knowledge.

If I were to do this again, I would definitely make sure to view the site in various browsers as I worked. Unfortunately, I did most of my coding and initial viewing on a tiny IBook G4 screen and only in Firefox. I was in for quite a surprise when I got to class and viewed my work on a monitor twice the size in Internet Explorer. Fortunately, I was able to make minor alterations and have it look the same on all browsers and monitors.

I must admit, that as frustrating as this project was at times, I grew to enjoy the process very much. I look forward to learning more about HTML and CSS and hope to play around with designing a site again soon!

Check out my biographical webpage which contains a link to my website!