Today we are doing two things: sharing advice from our books about choosing a platform (or the kind of media/space for your work) and then swapping notes about domains, hosts, and platforms.
Book topic #1: Platforms, media, and print v ebooks
Activity: As we talk about our book during the next three classes, I’m going to try to take notes. Feel free to jump in this doc to make these notes better or clearer! [google doc]
Domain vs. hosts vs. platforms, cont’d
Let’s talk about how you’re doing with this research. In case you’re still stumped, this is a great place to start your reading about the differences between hosts, domains, and platforms: “For Beginners: Web Hosts, Domains, CMS Platforms, and the Differences Between Them.” I also changed the requirements for this unit so that you can focus on branding and not blogging. You’ll want to develop a web presence more generally, making social media handles the same (or nearly the same) as your web domain.
Homework for next class
Read Topic #2: Editing & production and keep working on your web presence.