Session 01 : Introduction


  • Course Overview/Syllabus Review
  • Geek Speak (Lecture)

Course Overview/Syllabus Review


Thoreau: “Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things.”

Multimedia: Getting From There To Here

Syllabus Review

  • Syllabus
  • Review the “assignments page
  • Sign-up for Discussion Leader slots and get WordPress emails to add to course blog
  • Talk about

Geek Speak (Lecture)

What Is Design? (ppt)

Warriors of the Net! (13 min – YouTubeInternetArchive)

Deconstruct URLs & How HTTP Works

Readings For Next Week



About Kathy E. Gill (@kegill)

Digital evangelist, writer, teacher. Webmaster at King County Elections; educator at UW. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill,,

2 responses to “Session 01 : Introduction”

  1. janaegerard says :

    An easy way to check domain avaibility is to use It searches over 150 common domains for your name or brand. It also checks social media sites such as twitter, flickr, facebook, etc. It’s a good idea when creating a website to make sure you have a consistent brand across all channels before committing to a URL.

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