Extensionconf 07

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My copresenters and I provided an overview of blogging to MSU Extension field agents. I specifically presented an overview of RSS.

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Extensionconf 07

  1. 1. WIDE Writing in Digital Environments Research Center Interactivity, Design and Implementation of Organizational Web Writing MSU Extension Conference 10.10.2006 Sue Webb Shreelina Ghosh Lisa Eldred Felician Berrymany Doug Walls Jeff Grabill
  2. 2. Today’s Discussion <ul><li>What are social networking tools? </li></ul><ul><li>How do web-based tools facilitate organizational writing? (hint: web-based tools help you listen to users) </li></ul><ul><li>If the audience helps you write, who controls the message? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is RSS? really simple syndication
  4. 4. Why Use It? How Does it Work?
  5. 5. Why Use It? How Does it Work?
  6. 6. Why Use It? How Does it Work?
  7. 7. Why Use It? How Does it Work?
  8. 8. Why Use It? How Does it Work?
  9. 9. Why Use It? How Does it Work?
  10. 10. Why Use It? How Does it Work?
  11. 11. Who Writes?
  12. 12. Blog Design and Identity <ul><li>Does your blog design </li></ul><ul><li>create a unique brand identity? </li></ul><ul><li>make the blog resemble of the main site? </li></ul><ul><li>suit your taste? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Blog Design and Identity The Main Site Wordpress Blog
  14. 14. Blog Design and Identity <ul><li>You can create customized blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Using Free templates </li></ul><ul><li>Without opting for paid upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Without worrying about HTML or other scripting languages </li></ul><ul><li>In just THREE EASY STEPS </li></ul>
  15. 15. Blog Design and Identity <ul><li>Choose a matching TEMPLATE </li></ul><ul><li>Match FONT type and color </li></ul><ul><li>Upload an identical HEADER </li></ul>Branding Blogs involves THREE EASY STEPS
  16. 16. Choosing a Matching Template Customize >> Templates >> Pick New Template <ul><li>Look for a matching </li></ul><ul><li>Column Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Background Color </li></ul><ul><li>Column Color </li></ul><ul><li>Page Color </li></ul>
  17. 17. Matching Templates
  18. 18. Match Font Type and Color Customize >> Templates >> Fonts and Colors >> Choose Text Color >> Choose Text Font >> Save Changes
  19. 19. Matching Font
  20. 20. Upload an Identical Header Save your Header Image >> Customize >> Templates >> Page Elements >> Edit Header >> Browse Image >> Save
  21. 21. Quick Recap <ul><li>Choose a matching TEMPLATE </li></ul><ul><li>Match FONT type and color </li></ul><ul><li>Upload an identical HEADER </li></ul>
  22. 22. Activity 2: Tags
  23. 23. Discussion

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