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Challenge #4: Sites (7/9-22)

9 replies, 7 voices Last updated by  Lisa L. Tyler 4 days, 21 hours ago
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  • #15020

    Caitlin Duffy
    Participant
    @caitlinduffy49

    Welcome to our fourth challenge!

    Challenge #4  guides you through the process of creating your own site through Humanities Commons. Right now, we’re just focusing on building the site’s structure and look. We will add content in Challenge #5: Sites 2.0.

    The full details and instructions for our fourth challenge can be found on our blog.

    Use this space to share a link to your site. We want to see your brilliant creations! Tell the group about your challenges and discoveries, as well as your plans for your newly created (or recently updated) site.

    I look forward to checking out your sites and hearing your experiences with our fourth challenge! Keep up the great work and discussion!

    #15026

    Kate Koppy
    Participant
    @kkoppy

    Thanks for the example sites compiled in this challenge!

    I’m going to sit this one out, thought, because I already have a professional portfolio and blog on WordPress, and my course sites are hosted by my university.

    My personal challenge in the next two weeks will be to link to my previous course sites from my portfolio site.

    #15063

    Sara Santos
    Participant
    @sarastarbucksantos

    I just created a site! You can find it here. As you can tell, it’s still very much a bare-bones structure, and my only post is an introductory one (nothing much new besides a link to what I think is the funniest Zizek “lecture” to date). I found the examples linked in the challenge really helpful, as they gave me a sense of what scholars are using the HC sites for. Ultimately, I decided that mine would be a combination of blog and personal site where I showcase my academic/professional accomplishments (conferences, publications, etc.), but also post more reflective pieces of some of my teaching experiments and research tangents. I’ve had a site in the past (mostly for a grad course), but I never did much with it. So I’m hoping that these challenges will give me some momentum to continue building this page and, with it, my online presence! Next step: create content for each one my sections!

    #15065

    Nina Lager Vestberg
    Participant
    @ninalager

    I am so looking forward to this challenge, but I still can’t decide what kind of site to create. Will wait a bit and see what other people come up with in the meantime.

    @sarastarbucksantos : Yours is looking really good!

    @caitlinduffy49 : Is there anyway one might revive an already  existing (and very old…) WordPress site by incorporating or importing into a HumCommons site?

    #15068

    Caitlin Duffy
    Participant
    @caitlinduffy49

    @ninalager Yes! Humanities Commons sites have a number of WordPress plug-ins that you can activate for your site (our upcoming mini-challenge will focus on plug-ins you can use on HC sites, so we’ll cover this topic a bit more very soon). One of these plug-ins is the WordPress Importer which lets you export a WordPress site from elsewhere and import it as an HC site (so long as your site doesn’t require specific plugins and themes that HC can’t support).

    #15081

    Peggy Wright-Cleveland
    Participant
    @peggyfsu

    My July project is two create a site for a project I plan to amplify in the fall.  I was very happy to find this group to help me do this.  Stay tuned!

    #15082

    Peggy Wright-Cleveland
    Participant
    @peggyfsu

    My July project is to create a site for a project I plan to amplify in the fall. I want to crowd source this project and need a website to do so. I was very happy to find this group to help me do this. Stay tuned!

    #15083

    Nina Lager Vestberg
    Participant
    @ninalager

    @caitlinduffy49: Excellent! That gives me yet another option to play with for this challenge.

    #15131

    Mollie Freier
    Participant
    @mollief

    I’ve created a bare-bones site, which is here. I plan to use it to maunder around ideas that keep coming up for my book. Even though I think that I know exactly what I want to do with it, more ideas keep cropping up. It’s good because the work stays interesting, but bad because I really want to finish it.

    #15186

    Lisa L. Tyler
    Participant
    @ltyler

    I didn’t realize I could create a whole separate website using the Humanities Commons, so this Summer Camp has been very useful to me. I’ve been trying to figure out a space to host Virtual Hemingway, a digital project consisting of more than 250 links to (mostly reputable) Hemingway-related material online. While it’s taken me a bit of time, the site is now up! You can see it at

    virtualhemingway.hcommons.org/

    I hope to compile more than 300 links eventually, but I am happy with my progress so far.

    Lisa Tyler

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