My final project for multimedia journalism was to create a website for my business. I realized that it was a lot harder than I had imagined. Although this is the second time taking this course, just now at the intermediate level, it felt like I was learning the technology all over again.
The photo gallery wasn’t difficult to create. Neither were the audio testimonials. I found audacity extremely user friendly which helped dramatically. However the same assignment that tripped me up last semester tripped me up again, the video story telling assignment. It is assignments like these that make me realize I still have much to learn about technology.
Deciding on which website host to use was another difficult task. I was trying to choose between wix and wordpress, but decided to choose wordpress. I was familiar with it because I have been using it as a blog since last semester. Something that surprised me was both of the sites attempts at “upselling” me at almost every step. When using wordpress for a website, I learned that “pages” as opposed to “posts” would be what distinguished it from a blog. Although the option to post on the website is available.
I know that the more I work on it and experiment with my new website, I will become proficient in this type of technology. I enjoyed focusing my attention on a project that benefited both my school and work life. I appreciate my professors this semester for adapting assignments for what my focus is in my professional life.