We’ll be spending our class today going through your Harmonic Collection projects.
A reminder on format: each student will have about 5 minutes to present their work. In this time, talk us through your topic and explain how you wanted to explore it through your entries. Then show us your pages (on mobile and desktop), taking us through each one—but stay focused on the whole. You can also explain what your challenges were, and how you’d improve on the execution with additional time or more experience. Each presentation will be followed by a few minutes of feedback and critique from your classmates and from me.
And per our community agreement (and courtesy), the presenting student “has the floor.” Everyone else should close their laptops and turn off their phones—and nobody should
Here’s the order we’ll be going through:
We’ll take our break here, halfway-ish through.
Phew! That’s everyone.
For next week
We’ll pick up again with a reading:
Again, add your responses to this doc—which we will discuss next class:
Complete the next (sixth) entry for your Harmonic Collection.
Take this as an opportunity to again think about your project as a system. You will ultimately have 11 entries—and you don’t want to be grasping for things at the end of the semester. You could treat the midterm as a chapter-marker, or continue with your current progression.
When you’re done, add a link to your sixth entry:
I know all this manual/repetitive/copy-paste HTML writing is a pain! So we’re going to try using Jekyll, which is CMS (content management system) software that we’ll use for templating. We’ll go into more depth next week, but I want you to start by having it installed on your machines so we can hit the ground running:
This is going to be technical, probably somewhat tedious, and involve a CLI (command-line interface)! It often goes wrong for some arcane reason. But it’ll make your (HTML) lives much easier, I promise. Google, help each other, talk to the Code Tutors, and work your way through it.
For next week, when you type
jekyll -vinto your terminal you should see
jekyll 4.3! Have it installed and building an empty site by next class.