Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 1 Summary

I'm starting off at a slight disadvantage. I'd forgotten just how much it hurts to have a root canal - and I had two of them on Thursday. I'm not exactly sure how much I'll retain from the readings this week. It's a good thing I read quickly, as I'm sure I'll have to reread everything.

Speaking of reading, here are two of the articles we read. The first is a review of 25 coding editors, including Dreamweaver. The second explains FTP software.

I still need to build my first webpage that isn't a blog.

As part of our class requirements, we needed a subscription to This is a site that Deke McLelland is always recommending, and I've taken advantage of several of the free tutorials on the site before. I definitely suggest checking them out. There is an enormous amount of information there on everything from the Adobe suite of products to basics like Excel and Word.

One of our tutorials suggested that we check out W3C - the World Wide Web Consortium. On this site, you can find out exactly what xHTML is and why it's better than HTML. Under W3C A to Z are most of the topics that one would need for this or any other web design course.

Oh, and before I sign off, remember, the internet and the World Wide Web are not the same thing. The Internet is basically a whole bunch of networks. The Web is the documents, or pages, contained on those networks.


  1. Stick in there, Carole! I had my wisdom teeth taken out on Thursday, so I know the feeling. But it looks like you've got it down! I think this blog thing is a great idea- it's kind of like taking notes, and you can share them with other people.

  2. Wow, Carole, that really does suck! I hope you are feeling better sooner than later. While I am in school, I spend the whole semester praying I don't get sick. There are no sick days in college, unfortunately. I'm sure you'll do great though.

    Your summary was very informative and you make it easy to read. One thing that may help you retain information with your five kids and two root canels is hands on practice. I sat here and watched all of the videos and did the reading while taking notes this week, and felt TOTALLY lost. But when I sat down to do the webpages with the links, it just made complete sense. I'm sure it will come to you.

    Good luck and feel better!