My Current Work:
MSHS Festival of the Arts 2012-2013
My school, Mount Si High School, runs what we call the festival of the arts, an event to encourage students to make art by letting them show the rest of the school what they can do.
This website can be found here.
On this site I have been posting the electronic entries as well as designing the format the entries will be in. The entries had to the entry title, the entry itself, the name of the creator, the creator's grade level, and a description of the work. doing this has shown me how to create a compact and uniform design to prevent confusion, while showing of Manny unique works of art.
Schoolwires is system that manages several programs seamlessly together to create several websites for schools that share information and can be subscribed to easily.
Their website can be found here.
I have received formal training in their system and I am helping with my school's website migration from Weebly to this new school wires site, although the Schoolwires version is not currently open to the public.
The "Centricity2" client uses a completely different style of website creation than Weebly and was odd to get used to but works just as well as a drag and drop interface like Weebly. During the process of training I got to work with several other people on the same site and feel what it was like to create a site with other people, collaborating and considering instead of just taking the opinions of myself and the owner of the site.
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
"PHP" is a coding language used with servers to process information put into it and output it in an intelligible way.
The website containing my current PHP work is here.
I now have a page on this site for my more advanced work here.
while my more basic work with PHP remains here.
This is the third programing language I've learned and despite the fact that what I've learned so far is rather unnecessary it is showing me that coding is actually fun to do. What makes it interesting to me is how I'll eventually use these simple functions to do very complex things, much like one does with math or a language.
I run the website that keeps the staff and students of Mount Si High School updated on school news.
That Web site can be found here.
This site has let me practice my skills with routine site management including daily blog updates video uploading and archiving and paying attention to site visitors and page views. Running this site has required me to teach other people how to do other things for the site. For instance, the video creation, uploading and embedding is all done by Kelby Kilburn while I archive the videos and check his work. After that I go on to do just about everything else.
Weebly is the editor that I use to make websites without just coding it by hand so I don't have to repeatedly type every style of every paragraph and build a site in a timely way.
Their website can be found here.
Weebly makes things like Wildcat TV possible as I can have other People do minor things like uploading videos for me so I have time to work on the rest of the site, as well as other things entirely. Despite how helpful Weebly is, there will always need to be a web developer at the helm, even if the creative design is done by someone else, there still needs to be someone to put it into HTML. It shows me that there is still a need for web developers to not only build sites, but guide those who don't actually know how to build a site.