Jess’s Defense of the Then & Now Contract

The process of creating a Then & Now digital history site began with four major questions: 1) Which Content Management System do we want to use: WordPress or Omeka? 2) Do we want to limit Then & Now to UMW, or do we want to include Fredericksburg? 3) Are we going to use both printed

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IT’S ALMOST DONE

Every picture opens in a new tab/window, all the pictures line up, DTLT explained why a previous and next function isn’t really necessary for our site, I totally agree, and Ryan and Martha helped polish up our sidebar where the post info is to make it easier for people to read and use. It’s pretty

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Wrapping Up

6 pages, 60 posts, over 120 images, 1 map, and 1 video later, Then & Now is THIS close to being completely done. Tomorrow (Monday) I have a meeting with DTLT about a different way of navigating from post to post since neither Ryan nor Martha could make the kind of code I requested for

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Then & Now Blending Pictures

Now that I have completed the posts for the pairs of photographs I was assigned, I am blending some of the pairs of photographs as a way to add some dimension and content to our site. Connor has also been blending some pairs along with working on our Intro video! I created a new “special”

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Spinach Cupcake Recipe

One of my wonderful roommates, Libby, actually found the recipe on  a Healthy Cupcakes page from Buzzfeed, but anyways, here’s what I made you all! Be thankful I didn’t also put in the Kale… but I did use dark chocolate chocolate chips for extra antioxidants Here’s the Recipe  

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Tag Clouds Look Cool

This week has been pretty interesting for the Then & Now group. As I mentioned on Thursday, I went to DTLT and made a child theme for our site, that way any customizations to site will stay even if the theme updates. DTLT is also going to custom code our previous and next function for

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Self Conscious about Header

Since we’ve been watching the other groups ask about their header image size and making sure that it’s not taking up too much space, the Then & Now group decided to reevaluate the size of our header image.  We determined it was too big since you could not see which pages you were on. So,

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Then & Now: The Purple Crocuses by Russell Hall

“Walking down the brick steps to Russell Hall on one spring occasion, for example, admiring the extensive drift of purple crocuses that adorned that area, she remarked that that the site ‘always makes me think of a fairyland or some other place out of a storybook with beautiful princesses and wood folk about.’ Thanks to

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Devil Goat Day Poem

I’m bookmarking pages in the University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History 1908-2008 by William B. Crawley Jr. that have information on the pairs of pictures that I am working with. I came across this Devil Goat Day poem from the 1938 Bullet! I thought it was kind of cool, especially since I love being a

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A Bird’s Eye View

As Carly has mentioned in her group update, this past Friday our group had the wonderful opportunity of going on four rooftops around campus in order to recreate some of our “then” pictures. Although we only needed one photo from each of the roofs, in total all of us together took over 200 pictures from

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