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Virtual Banana Boxes. Roundtable Session Tuesday, July 17, 2001 by David Heise. Outline. Introduction IDP Organization Styles Web Authoring and Management Time Logs Final Questions *. 1 of 3. 1. Introduction. About me: 1998 Cohort Berrien Springs Local Regional Group

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virtual banana boxes

Virtual Banana Boxes

Roundtable Session

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

by David Heise

outline
Outline
  • Introduction
  • IDP Organization
  • Styles
  • Web Authoring and Management
  • Time Logs
  • Final Questions

*

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1 introduction

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1. Introduction
  • About me:
    • 1998 Cohort
    • Berrien Springs Local Regional Group
    • dheise@andrews.edu
    • http://dheise.andrews.edu
  • About you:
    • Cohorts
    • Regional Groups

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1 introduction cont

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1. Introduction (cont)

Why “Virtual Banana Boxes”?

  • The “Banana Box” filing story
  • Eliminates (almost) storage & cartage
  • Index pages with hypertext links are a natural for indexing
  • The “web” is great for cross-referencing

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1 introduction cont1

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1. Introduction (cont)
  • Style of this presentation :– a combination of:
    • Demonstrations
    • Summarizing points
    • Questions and discussion

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outline1
Outline
  • Introduction
  • IDP Organization
  • Styles
  • Web Authoring and Management
  • Time Logs
  • Final Questions

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2 idp organization

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2. IDP Organization
  • The IDP document is uniquely yourself
  • I wanted the connection between my IDP and my Portfolio to be unmistakably clear
  • I have numbered points in my IDP for the Development Plan, and Portfolio Documentation (doc; web)

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2 idp organization cont

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2. IDP Organization (cont)

--- make it “work-embedded” ---

Items to Include:

  • Reflective summaries
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Journals
  • Write into it what you do in your job
  • ALWAYS write up your reflections while your recollections are fresh

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outline2
Outline
  • Introduction
  • IDP Organization
  • Styles
  • Web Authoring and Management
  • Time Logs
  • Final Questions

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3 styles

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3. Styles
  • Choose standard styles and conventions:
    • Headings
    • Body font name and size
    • Background color or picture
    • Bulleted and numbered lists, indents, quotes, etc
  • Define these in a style sheet
    • Makes it easy to change in every page
  • Attach the style sheet to every page
    • <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/comps.css">(between the <head> </head> tags)

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3 styles comp css

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3. Styles – comp.css

a:link{ color: #CC0000}

a:visited{ color: #660099}

a:active{ color: #00CC00}

a:hover{

color: Teal;

background-color : #D3D3D3;

border-style : solid;

border-width : 0.01pt;

border-color : Teal;

}

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3 styles comp css cont

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3. Styles – comp.css (cont)

body{

background-color: #D6E9D6;

font-family : Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

font-size: 11.0pt;

}

table{

font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.0pt;

}

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3 styles comp css cont1
h1{

font-size: 20.0pt;

font-family: Arial;

color: teal;

font-weight: 100;

margin-bottom: 6.0pt;

page-break-after: avoid;

}

h2{

font-size: 17.0pt;

font-family: Arial;

color: teal;

font-weight: 100;

margin-bottom: 0.0pt;

page-break-after: avoid;

}

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3. Styles – comp.css (cont)

.comp_group{ font-family: Arial; color: #CC0000; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold}

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3 styles comp css cont2

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3. Styles – comp.css (cont)
  • Demonstrate:
    • Changing background color
    • Changing font size
    • Heading font style
  • Questions?

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Outline
  • Introduction
  • IDP Organization
  • Styles
  • Web Authoring and Management
  • Time Logs
  • Final Questions

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4 web authoring and management

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4. Web Authoring and Management
  • It is not necessary to become an expert at writing HTML
  • Use a WYSIWYG editor, like FrontPage or Dreamweaver
  • These tools also include site management functions:
    • Rename files or directories
    • Broken links
    • Unused files
    • Synchronize desktop with web site

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4 web authoring cont

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4. Web Authoring (cont)
  • Standardize on formatting styles
    • For headings
    • For lists, indents, quotes, etc
    • Define the common ones in your style sheet
  • Set file naming conventions
    • Use all lowercase (UNIX is case sensitive)eg, Usermanual.htm  UserManual.htm So use: user_manual.htm

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4 web authoring cont1

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4. Web Authoring (cont)
  • Demonstrate FrontPage
    • Simple formatting
    • Read the HTML
    • Themes versus Style Sheets
    • Preserve links while changing file names
    • Site Reports
    • Site Publishing
  • Questions and Discussion

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Outline
  • Introduction
  • IDP Organization
  • Styles
  • Web Authoring and Management
  • Time Logs
  • Final Questions

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5 time logs

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5. Time Logs
  • Some courses require that you keep a log of time you spend
  • I have developed an Access database to track time spent
  • It can generate the Time Logs for my Web Portfolio

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Outline
  • Introduction
  • IDP Organization
  • Styles
  • Web Authoring and Management
  • Time Logs
  • Final Questions

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6 final questions

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6. Final Questions

Any Questions?

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