Tips for Teacher Websites #2: Form and Function
First, a look at the past.
Here's what my original site looked like (see above, as the server that it was on no longer exists). Did I have a thing for animated GIF's or what? I would like to note that the basic structure reminds me (imagine with me for a second) of the iPhone's "revolutionary" interface. Icons neatly arranged in a matrix, clickable to open programs or websites. Mr. Chan's Homepage debuted in 2002, the iPhone in 2007. Hmm...
Introducing the table
I'm no web designer. Check out my friends' company, GD Squared if you're looking for something professional. No, I just wanted something simple and easy for my non-design oriented mind to grasp. So, I organized my second website attempt with a simple table. In each of five columns, I made headers that would be useful for my teaching. At the time, I was a Chemistry teacher, so I grouped my notes, handouts, labs, demos, links as columns and each unit had its own separate table. I then entered text that was either a reference, a link, or an attachment.
Folders are where it's at
my third site. I do appreciate the ability to organize files with the document libraries.
Google me one more time.
co-existence of both programs back in January.