September 30, 2004

More and More

I'm back and guess what? I have more information from the Crawford Kilian book. I know most of you have already read it. But I'm slower than most when it comes to anything to do with the Web. And mind you all this information is very new to me.

But I would like to ask a question first. Is there any one definite definition for hypertext? I mean the book gives like two I'm still not sure what it really is.

Oh, to what I did learn. I learned that there are two ways to organize material in hypertext on the web. Either chunk it or scroll it. I haven't got to scroll in the book so stay tuned......

Posted by Denishia Salter at 5:35 PM | Comments (0)

Photopia

I'm sure we've all played it by now....well maybe not. Especially, if you were like me and played for over an hour! I'm talking about Photopia ofcourse! That game was entirely too long!

At first I was fine, it was fun and it was different. whoever invented the story telling game is a very creative individual! And for those of you who enjoy playing these types of games for hours and trying to figure out who you are? Where you are? And what your doing? Than all is great.

However, if you are a person like me and doesn't really play video games a lot or especially computer games and really would like to make progress and know when you are done, than these games are not for you either.

I admit I was elated to finally here that the story was over. But even still, did it have to continue with the light at the end? And what was up with Alley almost dying every 3 seconds?

And also the colors. What was the reason for them? Did they help the creator categorize what part of the story the player was at? Or wasn't it just to make that person fustrated? Because everytime I got to the end of one section I would end up in a completely different place and I was getting kind of confused.

Like how did I go from the car, to the planet, to the office, to trying to save Alley's life, back to island, then to the garage.....and then later I was asking Alley out for the dance, and then I was Alley's father, and............you get my point. It was very random and very confusing. Most of the time even with the settings and introductions at the beginning I didn't know who I was and what my person was?

It just seemed like I was going on forever without any real person for over an hour of my life. At the end I finally realized that this was someone's dream who was telling the story at the beginning and that's why it rambled on and was so strange just like a dream. So the end did help me understand it. But that doesn't mean I wasn't still fed up while playing it.

One thing I am happy about is that I got to save the wolf. I couldn't live with myself if he had to continue on starving.

Posted by Denishia Salter at 3:33 PM | Comments (4)

September 29, 2004

I got it

I just learned some new info! This may be old to some but I would like to share it!
I learned from the book "Writing for the Web" that "chunks" are "screen-sized text passages usually no more than 100 words long. Two or more chunks, linked together, form a stack." (p. 8 Kilian)

I admit I'm not far but what I have read so far has confused me and interested me. I am def. a traditional writer, so trying to change my writing is very difficult for me. It will be a challenge. I'm probably writing for paper right now. Sorry. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by Denishia Salter at 5:17 PM | Comments (0)

September 21, 2004

Weblogs

A definite definition of weblogs?
Rebecca Blood says in the "Weblog Handbook" that, "A weblog is a coffeehouse conversation in text, with references as required."(p.1 Blood) I can't say whether I agree or disagree with this for two reasons.
1) I've never been to a coffeehouse
2) I'm not sure what a weblog is

The only other definition I have comes from a link from Newha's Blog. Here Cameron Barret defines his own weblogs and gives links to other blogs that are different than his own.

Don't count out Rebecca Blood though. In chapter one she dives head first into weblogs; explaining filter information, how to provide context, media literacy, alternate points of view, etc.

Posted by Denishia Salter at 5:13 PM | Comments (0)

September 17, 2004

Link

Weblogs are completely and utterly insane! The strangest things happen to me when I try and use them. But since I accidently made a file under link to my about page you should go check out my weblog and maybe you guys can tell me how the heck I did.

Posted by Denishia Salter at 10:15 PM | Comments (0)

September 9, 2004

Welcome Back

Hi everyone,

Just to post some info on myself. My name is Denishia Salter. I'm an English journalism major with a minor in communiation. Oh...by the way I learned from my oral communication class that its "communication" and not "communications." So be careful with that. Dr. Klapak will slaughter you..haha. He's a cool professor.

I'm also the point guard and co-captain for the women's basketball team. Go Griffins. Last year we were good but we lost a lot of games by 6 or less. I feel as that it had a lot to do with decisions made and lack of experience. But we are now older and hopefully our coaching staff lets us play. So come support if you can.

I've never been a big fan of blogging but I am ready and willing to give it an honest shot.

Oh and by the way I don't mean to promote but I got to. The women's basketball team is having a raffle on Sept 20th to help with the cost of our trip to Arizona for a Christmas tournament. 1st prize is $1000, 2nd $500, and 3rd is $250 so if you want to make a donation and by a raffle ticket at the low cost of 5 dollars just blog me or call my extenstion, 6503.

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Posted by Denishia Salter at 12:31 AM | Comments (1)