Glad to hear you guys like the new look of the blog! After Celia gave me administrative permissions I was able to choose a different theme for the blog. Then I used Microsoft Paint to put together the header picture using one of the photos that Dr. Marsh took and our ELE logo. Finally I added our slogan underneath the ELE logo and created a border around the pictures. Since I don’t have great software this took a little bit of trial and error in Microsoft Paint but after some time I made it work. I also found a background by doing a google search for “maroon background images” and changed the link color to a shade of maroon.
The website is a very basic draft right now using the storyboard that Katharine, Sarah, Shane and I came up with at our meeting last week and I used the same header that I came up with for the blog, just as a filler for now. I think this is far from what we hope the website will look like when it is complete, but hopefully worked for the purpose of presenting something to Peter in DC.
Finally I attended a lecture by John Bonnett, a professor at Brock University in Canada who is working with the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) during his sabbatical. The main outcome of this lecture, as far as ELE is concerned, is that I had a long conversation with Dr. David Miller, the director for CDH, who told me that if we wanted help with OMEKA at any stage in our project we were welcome to stop by the CDH and they would be happy to help us with the technical aspects of the website.
It also occurred to me during this lecture that I could use a 3d virtual imaging program called Google Sketchup to create a 3d virtual model of the mill village that we could put in our online exhibit. What do you guys think?
Also, Celia, do you think you and I should collaborate to put together a learning module for creating a blog?
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