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So I have something. It’s a start, but it’s up, here. I have links up, and I’ve started adding in the biographies and material culture icons on the links. There are three or four up on each page (roll over the poster), and you can keep checking back for more. I know you’ll be dying with excitement and joy.
It’s actually been quite exciting for me to figure out how to add roll-over images and text. I owe a world of thanks to Ken for showing me how it’s done on his own site and for helping me figure out my math for my relative and absolute placement. I’m still working through some issues–I think by the final I’d like to actually click on the roll-over hotspot and have a whole new page come up. I just don’t get enough room for the text I want in a complete biography when I roll over. But one thing at a time.
I feel like I’ve learned so much about design in this class–millions of miles further than I was when I first started in January. And yet as I pull together this final project, I worry that I haven’t adequately used my HISTORY. I yearn to spend more time on the content rather than the design. I want to fine-tune my footnotes and my explanations. I want to add links to other sites. I am itching to really fix the history–and yet all my energy has to be spent on the format, the design, the links, the CSS. I feel Misha’s frustration as I, too, become bogged down in the tools rather than the content. I know we have to learn the tools, but can’t there be a better balance? Now that I have a semi-functional website, is the content good? Is it appropriate? Is it accurate? What is most important?
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