CS 312 - Internet Concepts
Fall 2008: Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:45pm, Kaufman 0100

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Project 2/Homework 3: Setting Up a Blog

Assigned: Thursday, September 25, 2008
Project 2 Due: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 before class
Homework 3 Due: Thursday, December 4, 2008 before class

The goal of this assignment is to setup your own blog using Blogger.

Setting Up

Here are the steps to get started:

  1. Go to http://www.blogger.com
  2. Click the Create Your Blog Now button.
  3. If you don't have a Google Account, fill out the information to create one.
    • If you already have a Google Account (or gmail account), sign in first.
  4. You should be on the Name your blog page. Give your blog a title and choose a URL.
  5. Choose a template of your liking.
  6. Enter your first post and view your blog.

Customization Requirements

Feel free to customize your blog, changing templates, rearranging elements, adding content, etc. But, there are two customizations that you are required to make:

  1. Add a picture (can be your picture or some other picture) to the sidebar.
  2. Add a set of links to some of your favorite webpages to the sidebar.

Blog Entry Requirements

  • You are required to make at least two blog entries before the deadline for this project.
  • To encourage you to gain experience at blogging, your Homework 3 grade will be assigned based on the status of your blog at the end of the semester (specifically, before class on Thurs, Dec 4). You may blog about what you're working on in your classes, your favorite sports teams, whatever you wish. Just remember that anyone can view your blog. To get a good grade on this part of the assignment, you should try to make a new entry every couple of days.

Submission

Go to the Project 2 Submission page?, and enter your name and the URL of your blog.

  • Make sure that the URL works before you submit it.
  • Pressing the submit button will add a link to your PmWiki installation to the Student Blog page? along with a timestamp of your submission.
  • Only submit your URL once!