Platform for assignment

I’ve decided to play it safe (but with room for edgy edges) by using a Weebly website. My experiences with Slide Speech taught me a lesson about the importance of the stability of platforms, and another one about balancing content and format. It looks like Weebly  is fairly secure and might allow me (and readers/viewers) a certain amount of flexibility in creativity, freedom and not to forget tradition. If I want to create and insert images, sound or video that’s fine. If a reader/viewer wants to pick at little bits every so often, that’s fine. If either of us want to start at the beginning, go through a middle, on to an end, that might well be possible too. So, it’s registered at http://stephededc.weebly.com and it’s now officially a work in progress, although I do think I’ll unpublish it when work starts proper.

Final note. I did feel a tiny bit nauseous following the extra-sickly confirmation email. Stop with the anthropomorphism already!!

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6 Responses to “Platform for assignment”

  1. Giraf87 April 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    that’s useful to know Steph. I am still not sure, wanting to spend more time writing, and less time fabricating … I really do think there is an amount of engineering involved with these online platforms and previous experience has taught me I can spend days without achieving much…

  2. Nikki Bourke April 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi Steph,

    I also had looked at Weebly as a platform for the assignment. I’ve used it a good bit in the past and found it pretty straightforward to manipulate. At the moment I’m still a bit torn about platforms but as Gina says above it is the writing as opposed to the fabrication that I’m trying to focus on.

    There’s nothing quite like a nausea-inducing platform registration e-mail to spur one on! :)

    Nikki

  3. Steph Carr April 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Thanks both. I’ve got to keep it simple because I’m liable to spend far too long tinkering and getting frustrated with anything more complicated.

    What are your other possibles?

  4. Giraf87 April 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    I think a Google blog set up with pages is quite straightforward. I plan to write first and then to transfer the text, with links etc. The essay is 2000 words (+/- 10%) Then add bits and pieces, whatever.
    If I write straight into a blog format that’s when I feel it is hard to judge.Sadly scrolling up and down a blank MS Word page still seem the best for me in getting ideas moving…

  5. Steph Carr April 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    It is also the best for me too! I shall be doing a fair bit of copying and pasting I’m sure.

    Google blog sounds good. I thought your ethnography blog was really great so you have definitely have the knack :-)

  6. Giraf87 April 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    thanks, The idea only occurred to me whilst I was doing the ethnography. My troubles before taught me a lesson I think…

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