Lucky 13: updates on my project.

— Beginning of week Thirteen —

This week we are asked to continue making edits and any sort of revision we deem necessary to our sites. By Thursday, November 16th, either Dr. Dunn or Dr. Turner will provide comments, questions, and concerns in regards to the site as it looks now. I can predict the overall remarks I’ll receive, very positive and encouraging I hope, but I do expect some sort of critique that will help me see what I need to fix or how to make my website more accessible…appealing even, though I feel I’ve done well in that department.

Website construction and maintenance is a never ending battle… I continue to find misspelled words or incorrect formatting here or there. I ask my friends occasionally to look through the site when they have time so they can catch something that is off that my tired eyes may have missed the million times they’ve looked over the pages.  I have begun to add information here or there, added more to the home page and fixed my bibliography in general. I have yet to figure out how to do the hanging format properly on the theme I have selected, and I am quite the stubborn gal and much rather struggle until I figure it out on my own than appear incapable.  I feel this invisible weight on my shoulders, possibly deriving from the high expectations I have of myself, to produce a good project despite the obstacles I alone have faced in comparison to my classmates. It has been a little over a month now that my partner for the project dropped out, and although I have not mentioned much of the account to be respectful, it has nevertheless put me in a difficult situation to navigate throughout the semester.

Regardless, I did find an official seal the Wichita use for identification! I will be using this on my site, possibly on this page.

This is a beautiful image that I look forward to sharing on the site. I have additionally spent some time learning the mechanics of a new feature we have been enabled to use called FooBox; it’s an interesting plugin that allows us to format pictures effortlessly as well as create galleries that run smoothly within our pages.

I’ll practice this feature here with some images I plan on using on the site. Hopefully it works, I have also created another key with TablePress by importing Excel sheets to create instructions on how to manage the gallery which I will include below as well. We must note that these tools will appear in a different manner when placed into a different theme; so if you take a look at the project site where these tools will be presented, it will not look like the way it presents itself below.

To navigate through the photographs below, click on any photo to begin; once selected, gallery mode will be enabled. While in gallery mode, viewing these photos in an enlarged proportion will enable better legibility of the information provided for each item as well as a clearer view of the photographs.

Until next time, Maria.

Please feel free to take a look at the digital COPLAC contract, which I have taken the time to perfect it from its initial form and includes a formal research proposal as well.

Here you will find my working thesis: “The Native American group known as the Wichita Indians suffered through immense forced migration during the 19th and 20th century due to Anglo – American influences in Northern Texas; hence the lack of current representation in places such as Wichita Falls, Texas.”

Until next time, Maria.

Link to MWSU Project Site.


COPLAC Contract.

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