Wednesday, December 18, 2013
So last week I focused on getting all my content written for my SEO site, side the research and writing take the most time, I figured I could transfer it to a website easily this week. Well, my plan was great, but my execution was horrendous. I actually forgot to save my Word file, and lost all my research, notes and final draft. Thats right a whole week of work is GONE! I cried, not just a few tears either, full on ugly cried complete with snotty tissues and a meltdown. Than I contemplated, can I pull off a passing grade without this project? Maybe, but oh, how it would hurt my precious GPA. Is it worth the risk? Probably not. Do I have time to rewrite the whole thing? Doubtful. So what now? Throw together what ever you can. No, it won't be as good as the original, but hell, its better than a zero. ANYTHING is better than a ZERO. So here it is, halfway through week 4, halfway done with the SEO project, with still another to complete. I am pretty positive I will be lucky to pull off a C on the last 2 projects. Now I wonder if maybe I could just retake the class. I'm pretty sure it will still effect my GPA though. Anyways, that is where I am. I really need to get back to my projects.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
This week went by way to fast. The project for this week is to create a site on SEO. I have spent hours reading on the topic and still feel like either it is incredibly easy and I don't understand why what the big fuss is about since the things that need to be done the designer should be doing any way or maybe I just am not comprehending it at all, maybe, I think that its no big deal because I am not grasping something. I mean people seem to make a really big deal on the importance of SEO, yes a good designer should be doing these things anyway, but maybe there is more to it? I mean they can't be making a mountain out of a mole hill, can they? Or maybe there is just a lot of lazy web designers out there? I have no idea, but i am really hoping that I'm not overlooking something extremely important…..
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
This week started off bad I logged in to finish up my last page of project 1 only to discover that my work was lost due to database issues. :( Which sucks, but accidents happen. What can you do.
However, I purchased zanettemccoy.com and will be hosting through host monster. I haven't built the site yet but I will be working on it. I am super excited!! I will be combining all 3 blogs into one site. More to come on that topic. For now I am just focusing on school, building the new site, and of course finding a job in the industry.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Week one of our last Delivery Systems class was also the week of Thanksgiving, unfortunately I missed class on Tuesday and Thursday was Thanksgiving therefore class was canceled. I did use the time to go ahead and do all my discussions, reading, quizzes, and other small assignments for the week. I am determined to stay on top of all assignments this class. Unlike last class where I felt like I was becoming a crazy lady while trying to get everything completed.
Friday, November 22, 2013
This week we focused on our last project. Project 3 was a group project to create a 12 page site on Keiser Graphics Department. Let me start out by saying I DESPISE GROUP PROJECTS! I cannot stand that I have to rely on someone else to get the job completed. Yes, I have control issues. I have accepted that and am ok with it. I just didn't have the time or ability to under take the stress of group leader. So I took a step back with this project...kinda...not really. I agreed to do one of the pages of the group member that did the css and put the site together. Well of course said group member didn't show to the last day of class. So I ended up doing the extra page and still working on putting the site together. I worked with the other member of night class to put our portion of the site up. Everyone else... well everyone else is on their own. I cant allow myself to take on the stress of whether or not they rest of the class will actually do their work. Mine is done.
This week I finished up project 1 than began project 2. Project 2 is a 3 page site on anything. I chose to create a Biography site on myself. I had great ideas to include some of my genealogy pedigree charts. Of course this didn't work out as planed. I never transfered my genealogy research to my Macbook Pro when I bought it. Which tells you I haven't worked on genealogy in a year. I intend to transfer everything from my little pink laptop to my Macbook Pro over Christmas break.
This week I began research on my first project. The first project is to create a 5 page website taking a stand on a hot topic. I chose to do the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin murder case. This was a big mistake. There is so much info and I wanted to go really in depth and show how he was guilty. I just didn't have the time to create the site that I really wanted to create. That would have taken MONTHS to put together. Instead of a supper detailed site I ended up creating a site that basically is just a overview of the case. No real details just the basics. Although I really liked the design of the site its self, I am extremely disappointed in how it turned out. Once you in vision awesomeness anything other than that is really just crap in your eyes.