Welcome to My Project Three Page
Check out the links below to take a look at my neighborhood news site, OakHill News, and my e-commerce store, Decor Matters!
OakHill News Reflection
- For my news site, I decided to build one for my neighborhood. I had a lot of fun on this site because I got to interact with neighbors to get pictures, stories, and interviews. In my “Who’s that burning” post, I have included a video of Josh Smith giving his opinion. In my “When does the pool open” post, I have included audio of an interview with Jeff Wagner. Furthermore, I have included galleries and graphs. The most challenging part of this site was getting my banner image on the home page sized correctly. In the future, I would love to work on basic picture editing and resizing as this has been an issue on past sites as well. On my site, I also have an newsletter signup that was created using a plugin.
Decor Matters Reflection
- Overall, I am happy with the outcome of this website. I originally struggled with adding plugins and managing the theme. However, I have figured out both, and I created something cool with them. I used two plugins in this site- one for the products and one for the newsletter sign up. The one for the products allows me to add a 360 view, as done for the Block Letters, and to add a zoom feature, so customers can zoom in on details. The second plugin allowed me to add a newsletter sign up that I can manage through my dashboard. I also utilized comments on this site, which would come in handy if this were a real store. Furthermore, I added custom CSS to make the site my own, including adding the teal banner to the top of my site. In the future, I would like to learn more about the different types of plugins and what can be accomplished by using them.
- Overall, I am proud of what I have learned and created on WordPress. I see WordPress as a valuable skill that I have learned, and I plan to incorporate web design into my summer internship. Futhermore, I am trying to help my mom's buisness by adding content to their website that is ran through WordPress. I think WordPress is easy to use, and I see the value in understanding HTML and CSS to add in custom content.