Digital Artefact = The Wandering Diaries
WordPress.org. 2016. Creating a Static Front Page. [ONLINE] Available at: https://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page. [Accessed 31 March 2016]
Codex is the online manual for WordPress, which provides information, tips, how-to’s as well as forums. We used Codex to navigate areas on WordPress we weren’t too sure about, in order to make our digital artefact function the way we wanted it to. We initially used codex.wordpress.org to try and work out how to set a static front page, as this was a feature we needed to the artefact. The website was helpful, and the layout was easy to navigate, however some of the language was difficult to understand if you weren’t already familiar with key concepts.
Syed Balkhi. 2016. What is Static Front Page. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/static-front-page/. [Accessed 31 March 2016].
WordPress Beginner is a site that, similar to Codex, helps to navigate the basics of WordPress. We used this site to find resources on the creation of a static front page, as well at looking at how to possibly use a contact form in order to allow submissions. This is the site that enabled us to set a static front page using our particular theme. The site is helpful as it uses basic language and every page has links to further resources. This allowed us to continue looking through other ideas to discuss other options to improve our artefact.
Annette, Bucket List Journey. 2016. Unusual Archives. [ONLINE] Available at:http://bucketlistjourney.net/category/unusual/. [Accessed 20 April 2016].
This website belongs A lady named Annette, following her journey through completing her own bucket list. Her bucket list wasn’t so much an inspiration but rather one part of her website: the ‘Unusual’ section. This features bucket list items that aren’t so cliché or adventures that I hadn’t even heard of, for example ‘eat a bug sundae at Portland’s Freakybuttrue Peculiarium’. I feel like this is what our objective was with our digital artefact; to create a place where people can share their own amazing experiences and from that would appear a bucket list that isn’t ‘normal’ or stereotypical. This source is a clear, easy to navigate layout and is visually appealing. It drew me in from the beginning, and has been a stimulus to creating our own artefact.