Website & URL – Optional (+30 EC)
We’re making Websites or ePortfolios on WordPress.com WordPress powers 22% of the web these days. It started as blogging software, and while it’s still great at that, it’s become a “CMS” or Content Management System. It’s a handy place to “turn in” your Art110 Activities, but in the long-run, even more importantly it can be Your Website! It can be a great platform to present yourself to the world. Your website on WordPress.com is free forever and your own domain name will cost about $18/year.
When you sign up you’ll get a URL like http://GlennZucman.WordPress.com – you can optionally buy your own Domain Name, like http://GlennZucman.com. It’s your website and your choice what URL you buy. But as a professional site for your career, something like GlennZucman.com will probably serve you better than something like CoolNowButEmbarrassingLater.com
I think it’s a really good idea to buy a domain name. It gives you a sense of empowerment, making your website really yours. It’s more professional. And it’s just plain easier for peeps, be they friends & family, or HR Directors, to type in. But it’s your choice. A free “me.wordpress.com” is acceptable. If you choose to go for a custom “me.com” I’ll “pay you back” with +30 of EC – OFFER ONLY GOOD DURING WEEK 1! EC will be posted with your regular points when I grade the Wk 1: Make a Website activities.
You’ll need at least 2 colors of paint. Contrasting colors like Yellow & Purple or Black & Gold are really nice. You might find used paint in your parents garage. Or you can got to a Hardware store or an Art store. Any paint will do. Montana Gold is really great! Also Montana tips for about 1 dollar are great at letting you make fine outlines or wide fills. Kind of like instant can control for beginners. Totally not required, but pretty fun.
You need some things that you can probably scrounge up somewhere:
• Stir Stick
And you’ll get some
1. Plaster of Paris – a 4# box for yourself is about $7 or you could get a 25# bag to share between 4 – 6 people for about $16
Whatever materials you might need to realize your vision on various Activities. Mostly minimal cost or stuff you can find around the house.
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