Week 1 Summary

Setting up the Domain

First I went to Godaddy.com which is a domain provider to look for domain options. I has earlier paid with my credit card for a friend who registered a domain on Godaddy. It came up with many domain options that included my name as a part of it. I finally decided to choose www.taractaronline.com as it has my name and sounds like one from the digital world where everyone is trying to be online. Then I came back to the video about how to register the domain by the class instructor and followed the simple steps to register it.

Commentary on Customizing Blog

I searched Youtube.com for different options on managing a wordpress website. It came up with useful information that helped me a lot. I chose one of the free designs from wordpress called Twenty Fifteen. The reason that I opted for this theme is that is good on eyes, simple and responsive. Then I looked for different plugins. I came up with many ideas. I installed the plugins that I believe would add quality to my blog both from the viewer’s perspective and search engines perspective. I installed the Related Post plugin by Zemanta. This is a unique plugin that also lets you embed related posts from other websites on the internet. I have tried this function on this page: http://taractaronline.com/assignments/visual/gaga-heavens-gate/ . The details of the plugin are available here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-23-related-posts-plugin/  .

Apart from the plugins above I installed the recommended Akismet plugin for spam control, a social media sharing plugin by AddtoAny, Contact Form 7 plugin, Plugin for a Photo Gallery, Plugin for Twitter Feed and Yoast plugin for SEO from https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/ .

I have included my social media profiles on the right sidebar of my blog to let others follow me on different social media platforms.

Link to Photo Safari

http://taractaronline.com/photo-safari/

Link to Photo Reflection

http://taractaronline.com/thoughts-and-ideas/be-a-better-photographer/

Link to reflection on Photo Safari

http://taractaronline.com/assignments/visual/15-minutes-photo-safari/

Link to three Daily Creates

http://taractaronline.com/daily-create/daily-create-week-1/

Links to 4 Visual Assignments

http://taractaronline.com/assignments/visual/your-very-own-spubble/

http://taractaronline.com/assignments/visual/gaga-heavens-gate/

http://taractaronline.com/assignments/visual/messy-retires/

http://taractaronline.com/assignments/visual/marijuana-really-bad/

http://taractaronline.com/assignments/visual/can-cats-teach/

Reflection on Visual Storytelling

This is a new subject to me. I didn’t think that it could be so interesting to look at photos from a perspective of a whole story associate to it not just a single image. Colors play an important role when it comes the digital world and each color works with collaboration with another to make a story. I did try to use my imagination while completing the different digital tasks. They were challenging in the beginning but now I feel that I am really enjoying the art of ‘visual Storytelling and hope that I can come up with more innovative solutions to the future tasks.

 

 

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