Saturday, February 21, 2009

HW Assignment #4 (Due February 25)

Assignment #4


For this assignment, you are going to create a new blog and add at least two posts to it.

1. Go to and create a blog using the Blogger platform.

You can create a new email address just for this account, or if you want to tie it to an existing address or Blogger account, that's fine, too. Just make sure that this is a completely new, dedicated blog for use in class (at least until the semester's over...).

2. Select a format that you think will suit the purpose of the blog.
There are no restrictions on your choices, but you should make them for a reason. These reasons should relate to the context of your site (an Info Design class), the primary users who will visit the blog (i.e., me and your fellow students), and the content that you'll post (for now, that will be news clips and terminology definition lists).

Without needing to know how to write any code, you have the ability to change background designs and colors, add or remove page elements, and format text and hyperlinks in individual posts. When you make decisions about how to format your posts, please think about why you're making choices and how they'll perform over time. You don't need to write this down now, but this thought process may be part of a later assignment.

Some elements not to overlook in your consideration:
A. Post names
B. How you'll use dates to organize information
C. Whether or not you'll use tags to identify your posts
D. Font color(s) and size

3. Use Assignments #2 and #3 to create your first two posts.
Use the list of terms that you submitted for Assignment #2 as the prototype for one type of post. Use the article summary and review as the prototype for a second type of post. You'll be adding posts of this kind at least once every week.

4. Email me the URL of your new blog.
That's it. Once you've created the blog and added your first two posts, please send me the URL and I'll add it to our class site.

Email body text only.

Submission Guidelines:
Send your blog's URL in the body of an email to or with "HW Assignment #4" as the subject line.

Due Date:
6 p.m., Wednesday, February 25


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