We are graduate students at the
University at Buffalo’s Information and Library Science program. LIS 506
introduction course to Information Technologies. This website is the
culmination of our course and utilizes key technologies such as HTML,
multimedia. We have included our project report below for a detailed
of how we reached our final product.
This project gave us the opportunity to demonstrate, put into
practice, and collaborate our experience in LIS 506. The application of
technologies and skills learned throughout the semester were executed
culmination of the website, which demanded the collaborative effort of
members and gave each of us the chance to gain hands-on experience in
a web page and key technologies.
We first assembled our information and shared into Google Docs, which
allowed us to sort our pages for each section our website. We organized
assigned sections of information to our topic to work on. With our
we created our individual pages of our sections that go into the
got our information from past work and assignments from previous school
projects and work and through the internet through Google; going on
show sites, blogs, and information we had already known. We thought that
up sections would be most efficient because we could discuss our pages
other and view each others source codes. We then planned on working on
home page together as a group. We discussed the technologies we wanted
from we learned in class and incorporated them into our pages. In
creating the individual
pages, we looked and edited each others pages and decided together what
elements to keep or discard in order to make our site cohesive and
We continuously built on our pages and shared our progress through email
and meetings using Google Hangouts.
Since this project was created without an explicit intended
audience, implementing a web page that anyone could access with ease was
main goal. We had to take into account what any potential user would
useful and intuitive. Calling upon our own experiences and interactions
websites, we make decisions that would be appropriate for our site and
all users. We wanted to provide information about Norse Mythology and
has been interpreted in pop culture through the T.V. show Vikings and
books and movies from Marvel. We had to make decisions about how a user
be interested in accesses this information such as links to other pages
homepage that presents the information we are covering as well as a
about the topic itself.
The pages related to Vikings, Amanda experienced some difficulty
with CSS because it wasn’t going with how it was originally envisioned.
the end, CSS was utilized in the first section on the page after a lot
problem solving and trial and error. There were also some problems with
copyright symbol displaying properly. The homepage was created using
BlueGriffon and the copyright symbol would not properly display when
the internet. After trying various methods of problem solving including
in the source function, the code for the page was copied into a plain
editor, TextEdit, and the problem was solved.
The combination of HTML, CSS, and Multimedia were the primary
information technologies that were implemented in the creation of the
Experimenting with these technologies and seeing what we liked, didn’t
and what fit within the context of our project was informative and
each the ability to further enhance our skills and abilities with these
Each technology presented different skills required for successful
implementation. Trial and error was something each group member
with these technologies, but this presented us with the ability to yield
results we were seeking and learn in more depth about the technologies
they function. An extreme attention to detail was necessary for this
with any misplacement altering the quality of the project. This
detail was a learning experience that gave each member the ability to
understand and identify how all code must be precise for execution.
We each tested the web pages and made any necessary changes
needed. When the project neared completion with all pages linked to each
we solicited outside feedback from friends and family. This gave us an
opportunity to understand how the average user would interact with the
and learn of any problems, complications, or concerns they had. This was
essential part of the project and being able to obtain another
the project from those who are not as familiar with the technologies
gave us the ability to know how users are experiencing the web page.
site will be kept active but no changes will be made to it
after the submission of the project. It could serve as a tool for those
wish to learn more about Norse mythology but there is not an intended
base that would implement this website.