And yes, we all survived both Clios!
There were many scary moments or “what did I do wrong?” moments while using dreamweaver and ftping the files. Just one div can ruin the whole site. And it took me all night to figure out where I have that one div wrong. I also freaked out when the entire layout of my website messed up when I moved the files and changed the folder name. There wasn’t a scarier moment than that. But after going through all those mistakes, I think I learned more about HTML&CSS and ftping files.
Although it was a tough class, I am very happy that I was able to take Clio 1&2 at George Mason. These two courses introduced me to a new world of digital history. And because I enjoyed learning about digital history so much, I decided to take a course on Digital Storytelling for the next semester. (Hey, but not Clio3. I didn’t have the guts to take that class.) It was worth crossing the Pacific to come here and learn about these cool stuff. Finally, I thank my classmates, especially the digital fellow students, for helping me.
Here’s the link: http://mikaendo.com/final/
I have a question about the images on my website. It’s hard to tell, but I used Photoshop. For instance, the copy of Plecker’s letter, the 1924 Act, and the constitution of ASCOA. All these images were scanned so I fix the dark and fuzzy areas that appeared by scanning the documents. I hope its easy to read now. But then, I didn’t know how much I am able to change these images. Can I delete the red stamps and lines that says, “University of Virginia”(where I got the sources)? Because these lines can be bothering while looking at the image. For now, I used the dodge tool and make it look less appear.
Please, please pray for me that my laptop will be fixed by Monday. I’ve been living without a laptop the entire week and stuck at a computer lab on campus every day to finish my final assignments. The labs that has Dreamweaver and Photoshop closes early and I have to leave campus before 10pm to catch the shuttle and Metro. Otherwise, I won’t be able to get back home. So, I only had a limited amount of time to work on this website. Don’t expect anything wonderful for this week! And, poor Amanda. I made her ftp my files and images like billion of times! Looking forward to see everyone’s website.
I couldn’t move on to the final project until I fixed the image assignment. Thanks to our digital fellow students, my image assignment page looks like a webpage! And all the images aren’t broken! Compare my last image assignment to the revised version. I still think I can do more to it. Maybe, change the fonts for the title and navigation bar. But I think I should leave this for a while and start working on the design project.
For my design project, I will be using the same research materials that I used in Clio 1. I focused on Walter Plecker (Virginia white supremacist) and Indians of Virginia. But I found out that there’s a lot of images of John Powell (another white supremacist and the person I used for my image assignment) from the Library of Congress, and I want to use his images, too. So, I will expand the project from Clio 1 by including more stories of various white supremacists and discuss on topics about race and eugenics in Virginia during the early twentieth century. And because I enjoy using Photoshop, I hope to edit and include more images on my website. Also, Professor Petrik suggested useful sites to look for fonts during class. I hope to play around with the fonts and find the one that best fits with my website.
Commented on Kirk’s blog.
Check this out: “Blending Scenes from World War 2 into Present Day,” http://www.kulfoto.com/interesting/694/blending-scenes-from-world-war-ii-into-present-day/10290/picture. Is this Photoshop? I want to know how to do this.
I tried fixing my image assignment on Monday night after class. Martin and Amanda helped me a lot and I thought everything was fixed. I was excited about putting the link to my blog, too. But when I got back home and opened my Dreamweaver again, something wasn’t right… The page looks weird and the images aren’t showing. I don’t know what I did wrong. I gave up after spending a few hours and when I realized that all I am doing was making it worse. Anyway, I felt that I should put the link. So, here it is: http://mikaendo.com/image-assignment.html. But I will try it again this weekend!
Here are the images I’ve been working on using Photoshop. I used photos of John Powell, a white supremacist, a pianist and a composer. He was also a founder of the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America, a Virginia-based white supremacist organization, established in 1922.
Cropped & resized image (before & after):
Hand-colored photograph (before & after):
Vignetted photograph (before & after):
Finally, I used some images that I found on the web for restored photograph and matted engraving.
Restored photograph (before & after):
Matted engraving (before & after):
I commented on blogs by Beth and Sara.