Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I Love iWeb

Technically dealing with iWeb to create a professional website was extremely uncomplicated. It baffles me that (judging from my classmates’ blogs) I might be the only person using iWeb to generate my website. Not only is this application easy to use, but it’s effective as well. There are no advertisements whatsoever, it looks incredibly professional, and the creative options seem to be infinite. There’s even a blog feature built in!

The tough part for building this website, for me, arose from the content. I am not a professional yet! I don’t have a lot of experience; heck, a couple months ago I wasn’t even sure if teaching was exactly what I wanted to do. I know my situation differs from most of the other students in 506, but, regardless, I needed to make a professional website. I did my best to create a site that I would be able to show future employers. Granted I still have a ton of work to do on this site...

Here are some things that I will continue to work on…

1. I would like to take some personal pictures that I could apply onto my site; these are pictures that I would take myself. I would also like them to be more relevant.

2. Also, I plan on creating and maintaining a blog on this website. Right now, I just have a test blog for all to see what it would look like.

3. This is an active website that will be changing as my credentials do. I plan on using it for years to come. Update, update, update.

4. I published this site using .Mac. I’m on the 60 day free trial, and, if all goes well, I will probably pay for this site after it expires. The benefits seem to outweigh the cost. Check out all of the benefits of .Mac.

To be honest, my site is not at all what I want it to be as of right now; I have been incredibly busy. But, the good news is, that I am excited to continue to work on it. iWeb is awesome, and I recommend it to everyone.


Karen Stearns said...

Ray, I like what you have done with iWeb. You're right; it looks very professional. Love the T. Roethke quote on the opening page. And the waterfall of course.

I encourage you to keep working on this site. It's worth your time! I'll keep checking it out.

Tracie said...

Ray, I just visited your site and I really really like it. I used googlepages for mine because I didn't want ads and I didn't want to have to pay for it after 30 days, which I thought was the case with iweb, but after seeing yours, I am thinking of doing something with iweb afterall. Mine is just really plain and kind of blah. Anyway, I particularly like the part of your site where you describe your struggle to decide if you want to be a teacher or not, and your decision to follow your dreams and not stop until you become Dr. Hedrick. Good luck, I'm sure you will get there!

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