JN3800 Front pages

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JN3800 Front pages

  1. 1. JN3800: Front page design Wordpress and weebly
  2. 2. ASSIGNMENT WEBSITES • Method of presentation is up to you • • o Use a blog o Use a website builder Breaking the story down into different articles Displaying an overview of the articles
  3. 3. USING A BLOG • Pros • o Familiarity with the platform Cons o Limited presentation options o Limited functionality to embed content Blogger and Tumblr may be too limited for some of the articles you have planned.
  4. 4. You can use the standard layout tools to construct a page that gives an overview of the articles and content you create and present this as an http://jn3800module.wordpress.com/
  5. 5. ADDING A CUSTOM FRONT PAGE TO A WORDPRESS BLOG • • • • • • • • • • Log-in to your blog dashboard Create a new page o Pages are static content which don't appear like posts. Give it the headline "New front page" Add some text Publish the page Go to the Settings > Reading section Check the A static page (select below) item fromFront page displays Set the Front Page option to New front page Scroll down and click Save Changes Look at the blog
  6. 6. Creating posts     Create a post, populate it…. Publish it Find the URLs in your Posts list Head back to your front page, and use these link to direct readers from your front page intro, to the content itself.
  7. 7. USING A WEBSITE BUILDER • Pros • o More layout control o Better support for embedding Cons o Unfamiliar interface o More planning needed
  8. 8. WEEBLY.COM http://www.weebly.com/
  9. 9. TASK • Explore weebly.com o Try adding your workshop and skills test content to a test site • You could also try o http://www.jimdo.com/ o http://www.wix.com/

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