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Project-9

This site, dubbed as "Project-9", is the stepping stone to designing and developing faculty websites that are both portable and flexible enough to access via digital mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. Sites such as this are designed to add to the ever-growing dynamics of the social network frontier by bridging gaps and reaching out into new areas to reach the greater masses.

As always, I have designed this site around the information that others have suggested to me. I do get a lot of emails to post a variety of links on my site. Many are wonderful resources that benefit a wide variety of people from students to professionals. However, I do get some rather strange emails regarding links that seem rather suspicious. I do check out every link sent to me prior to posting it on my website, so please, don't waste my time with bogus links to "resources" when in reality you're "phishing" for customers or potential victims.

I do appreciate those of you have have submitted some truly great links and I also appreciate having my site a resource on your own sites as well. To you all, I say, "Thank You".

This site has been "in development" since 2002. And it will continue to be in such as state in order to evolve and become relevant to the needs of our readers and users. I try to update the site three times a year (Spring, Summer & Fall) with new information and major re-designs occur about once a year or so.

Behind-The-Code

Technology used in this site include:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CSS2 (Heavy)
  • CSS3 (Very Light)
  • JavaScript
  • JavaScript for LightBox
  • HTML

Project-9 sets the stage for the next version of the site to include:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • MooTools (Hopefully!)
  • @font-face
  • plus other technologies

Features

The new streamlined look and feel of the site as well as the organizational structure is designed to help you find the information that is relevant to you. The breadcrumbs will lead you back to points you've been to previously. The available downloads are Free Open Source Software (FOSS) that can be downloaded, copied and redistributed. I will try to add additional downloads as time moves forward.

I have added a Facebook component to the site which is linked to a FB site that I use in the classroom. In anticipation of overcrowded classrooms where I don't have enough computers for everyone, those who have laptops can work along side those who have smart phones and still be productive. Tied into the social network arena, I'm not just bringing Facebook into the classroom, but I'm also utilizing blogs on both Blogger or WordPress as well.

A key component to the courses I teach involves [basic] web design. I thought it was about time I featured some outstanding websites produced by some of our students. I have also begun a YouTube Channel of video instructions on how-to get various things done. Currently, the videos are on web design, but other areas of digital media will follow.

And finally, I have included the Google Calendar, which allows me to post important dates and reminders via Google.

Conclusion

I hope you like and enjoy the new improved site and as always, feel free to look around. If you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions please contect me at the email address below in the Footer.

Thank You,
-Vega