PREFACE What follows are notes for a presentation I shared with colleagues at the PWR Digital Composition Workshop on August 10th, 2011. These notes are part of a larger project I’m working on on the topic of the rhetoric of web design, so please keep that in mind as you move further along in the presentation. TIP: The early slides are meant to be moved through at a brisk pace!
Here‟s what I was going for:- iconic image of Marilyn Monroe is typicallyassociated with cultural ideal of femaleheterosexuality- rainbow gradient hints at a possible queerreading- repetition of image underscoresperformative nature of gender
(1) Go over the anatomy of Wordpress - because you‟ll most likely be using Wordpress to build your site - because the anatomy lesson applies to reading and writing a variety of web sites
(2) Show you what kinds ofdesign decisions you can make with your own Wordpress site
(3) Help you better understand the rhetorical considerations that should inform the way you “write” for web audiences (using a few sample sites, including my own)
Continued… My notes on rhetorical considerations for using Wordpress for class web site design are available in a separate presentation If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at: http://amygoodloe.com/contact