CS 312 - Internet Concepts
Fall 2009: Tues/Thurs 11am-12:15pm, MGB 0129

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  • Dr. Michele Weigle
  • mweigle at cs.odu.edu
  • E&CS 3214
  • Office Hours: MW 2:30-4pm
  • Grader: Hui Shi
  • hshi at cs.odu.edu


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Project 1: Setting Up a Blog

Assigned: Tuesday, Sept 1, 2009
Due: Tuesday, Sept 8, 2009 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.
  • 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.


Go to the Project 1 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 blog to the Student Blog page along with a timestamp of your submission.
  • Only submit your URL once!