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Make a Mobile Website Quickly and Easily with WinkSite

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This is an activity to allow you to become familiar with you can use the app WinkSite to generate a mobile website quickly and easily.

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Make a Mobile Website Quickly and Easily with WinkSite

  1. 1. Using WinkSite This is an activity resource to allow you to become familiar with how WinkSite generates a mobile website quickly and easily. The majority of your work happens before you start editing with Winksite. You should have all of your images, video links, text and pages organized in a digital folder and on a Word document so you can copy and paste information into the WinkSite forms. In this tutorial we will use Niagara Falls as out topic. We will use nature, history and tourism as the categories or Channels for our website development. The website visual representation, shown here, is the structure that we will follow to generate this website. Steps 1. Go to the web address http://winksite.com 2. Sign up and log in
  2. 2. 3. On the Dashboard, click on the Create Site button 4. The Create a Mobile Site form appears 5. Enter a title 6. Complete the web address 7. Type a short description of your web site 8. Input the Homepage information including the title, an optional subtitle and the text content that will appear on the homepage
  3. 3. 9. Insert Channel Names (categories) 10. Choose a few ready-made apps. (links & Guestbook) 11. Choose the Category travel 12. Click on the Build Site button
  4. 4. 13. A site preview screen appears (OPTIONAL – find a picture of Niagara Falls and use it in the following steps) 14.To add a front page Title Image, click on the Choose File button
  5. 5. 15. Select the file, click on the Upload button 16.Note the Preview changes 17. Click on the Save button 18. The Main Menu page appears 19. Focus on the Content Channels section 20. Click on the Edit Channel option beside the Nature Channel 21. The Edit Content Channel page appears 22. Type in a Title, turn the status to ON 23. Choose this This channel will contain pages.
  6. 6. 24. Paste the text information in the Content text box 25. Click on the Save button 26. Click on the Return to Main Menu link 27. Click on the Edit Channel option beside the History Channel 28. The Edit Content Channel page appears 29. Type in a Title “History”, turn the status to ON 30. Choose this This channel will contain pages. 31. Paste the text information in the Content text box 32.Click on the Save button 33. Click on the Return to Main Menu link 34. Click on the Edit Channel option beside the Tourism Channel 35. The Edit Content Channel page appears 36. Type in a Title “Tourism”, turn the status to ON
  7. 7. 37. Choose this This channel will contain pages. 38. Paste the text information in the Content text box 39. Click on the Save button 40. Click on the Add Page link 41. The Add Page page appears 42.Input the Page Title Canadian Falls 43. Paste the text information in the Content text box 44. Click on the Save button 45. Click on the Add Page link 46. The Add Page page appears 47. Input the Page Title American Falls
  8. 8. 48. Paste the text information in the Content text box 49. Click on the Save button 50. Click on the Add Page link 51. The Add Page page appears 52. Input the Page Title The Future 53. Paste the text information in the Content text box 54. Click on the Return to Main Menu button 55. Click on the View Site button 56.Click on the links to see how your site works.
  9. 9. WinkSite Activity Text Niagara Falls niagarafalls This is an overview of Niagara Falls. It provides viewers with details about important aspects of the area and many specifics about tourism. Niagara Falls Niagara Falls is famed for its beauty and its valuable source of hydroelectric power. Balancing recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century. Nature History Tourism The features that became Niagara Falls were created by the Wisconsin glaciation about 10,000 years ago. The same forces also created the North American Great Lakes and the Niagara River. All were dug by a continental ice sheet that drove through the area, deepening some river channels to form lakes, and damming others with debris. Scientists argue there is an old valley, St David's Buried Gorge, buried by glacial drift, at the approximate location of the present Welland Canal.
  10. 10. When the ice melted, the upper Great Lakes emptied into the Niagara River, which followed the rearranged topography across the Niagara Escarpment. In time, the river cut a gorge through the north-facing cliff, or cuesta. Because of the interactions of three major rock formations, the rocky bed did not erode evenly. The top rock formation was composed of erosion-resistant limestone and Lockport dolostone. ----------history--------------------- A number of figures have been suggested as first circulating an eyewitness description of Niagara Falls. The Frenchman Samuel de Champlain visited the area as early as 1604 during his exploration of Canada, and members of his party reported to him the spectacular waterfalls, which he described in his journals. The Finnish-Swedish naturalist Pehr Kalm explored the area in the early 18th century and is credited with the first scientific description of the falls. The consensus honoree for the first description is the Belgian missionary Louis Hennepin, who observed and described the falls in 1677, earlier than Kalm, after traveling with the explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, thus bringing the falls to the attention of Europeans. Further complicating matters, there is credible evidence the French Jesuit missionary Paul Ragueneau visited the falls some 35 years before Hennepin's visit, while working among the Huron First Nation in Canada. Jean de Brébeuf also may have visited the falls, while spending time with the Neutral Nation. In 1762, Captain Thomas Davies, a British Army officer and artist, surveyed the area and painted the watercolor, An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara, the first eyewitness painting of the falls. During the 19th century, tourism became popular, and by mid-century, it was the area's main industry. Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr and her husband Joseph Alston, were the first recorded couple to honeymoon there in 1801. Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Jérôme visited with his bride in the early 19th century. --------------tourism------------
  11. 11. Peak visitor traffic occurs in the summertime, when Niagara Falls are both a daytime and evening attraction. From the Canadian side, floodlights illuminate both sides of the falls for several hours after dark (until midnight). The number of visitors in 2007 was expected to total 20 million, and by 2009 the annual rate was expected to top 28 million tourists. The oldest and best known tourist attraction at Niagara Falls is the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, named for an ancient Ongiara Indian mythical character, which has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846. Cruise boats operate from boat docks on both sides of the falls, with the Maid of the Mist operating from the American side and Hornblower Cruises from the Canadian side. ------Canadian Side------- On the Canadian side, Queen Victoria Park features manicured gardens, platforms offering views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls, and underground walkways leading into observation rooms that yield the illusion of being within the falling waters. The observation deck of the nearby Skylon Tower offers the highest view of the falls, and in the opposite direction gives views as far as Toronto. Along with the Minolta Tower (formerly the Seagrams Tower and the Konica Minolta Tower, and since 2010 called the Tower Hotel), it is one of two towers in Canada with a view of the falls. Along the Niagara River, the Niagara River Recreational Trail runs 35 miles (56 km) from Fort Erie to Fort George, and includes many historical sites from the War of 1812. -----American Side-------
  12. 12. From the U.S. side, the American Falls can be viewed from walkways along Prospect Point Park, which also features the Prospect Point Observation Tower and a boat dock for the Maid of the Mist. Goat Island offers more views of the falls and is accessible by foot and automobile traffic by bridge above the American Falls. From Goat Island, the Cave of the Winds is accessible by elevator and leads hikers to a point beneath Bridal Veil Falls. Also on Goat Island are the Three Sisters Islands, the Power Portal where a huge statue of Nikola Tesla (the inventor whose patents for the AC induction motor and other devices for AC power transmission helped make the harnessing of the falls possible) can be seen, and a walking path that enables views of the rapids, the Niagara River, the gorge, and all of the falls. Most of these attractions lie within the Niagara Falls State Park. ------The Future----- The enormous energy of Niagara Falls has long been recognized as a potential source of power. The first known effort to harness the waters was in 1759, when Daniel Joncaire built a small canal above the falls to power his sawmill. Augustus and Peter Porter purchased this area and all of American Falls in 1805 from the New York state government, and enlarged the original canal to provide hydraulic power for their gristmill and tannery. In 1853, the Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Mining Company was chartered, which eventually constructed the canals that would be used to generate electricity. In 1881, under the leadership of Jacob F. Schoellkopf, the Niagara River's first hydroelectric generating station was built. The water fell 86 feet (26 m) and generated direct current electricity, which ran the machinery of local mills and lit up some of the village streets.

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