Impressions with class so far…

I’ve enjoyed this class so far.  Everything is so fast-paced because it’s only a 6 week course, so sometimes it’s alot of work to have two big projects due each Monday.  But I really enjoy going to class and learning this new skill, because it I believe it will be very useful for me in the future.  Also, I like that it is pretty stress-less, practical, and not too difficult, since it’s for non-majors.  So I don’t mind.  Also, going to class and recitation is very helpful, because Ken is very knowledgeable as well as entertaining, and Michelle is very patient and helpful.  I am happy with the class, and I like that we can always get help from Ken, Michelle, on iSpace, or from the other TAs.

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Web design will further my career…

I believe this web design class would be useful for anyone to take, but I believe it is especially useful in my case.  I will be entering an Economics PhD program this fall, and I plan to be an Economics Research Professor.  But the reason I am inspired to be an Economics Researcher is due to the impact I can have on policy, as well as regular peoples’ lives.  My goal to publish papers is every bit as important as publicizing my ideas to the general public; a website would be an ideal place to start publicizing, and would have the ability to reach the widest audience.  The school I will attend is even starting a public policy institute, where the graduate students can learn to publicize their research.  Those skills together with this web design class should make me amazing at publicizing my research.

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Previous web design experience

I have not designed a website in years.  In middle school (15 years ago for me!), I had a very basic AOL website, but it was simple and I did not need to know much html.  I know that alot has changed since then, even in the HTML coding world.  I have been too busy to keep up with learning the new stuff or further advancing the basic knowledge I had, so this class will give me the perfect opportunity and motivation to do so.  I am excited to learn about modern web design.

Welcome to Christy’s blog

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog.  This is my first post in my first blog.  I love that I am taking this class.  I feel that I will get so much out of it.  Hopefully I am following the instructions well, and this will be a well-developed example of the first assignment!  I hope everyone enjoys looking at the awesome pages and designs I made here.  Maybe I will serve as a good example for someone in class.  lol.Me with Sean