On Monday we had a great class in ECMP355. It was all about untangling the web with Adam Bellow and Steve Dembo. They showed us many things about the wonderfully wide world of “The Web”. For our tech task this week we were asked to explore some of the things they showed us, (I haven’t gotten to that yet, but I’m working on it) and to complete an assignment from the Untangling the web community page. I’ve chosen to complete the motivational poster using the website http://bighugelabs.com/motivator.php. This was a very easy site to use where I could upload my own photo and insert my own quotes or sayings. I had the option to change border colors and design to suit my needs. I did find it a little difficult to navigate in the sense that every time I made a change I had to create the project to see what it would look like and then revert to the edit screen to make my changes rather than being able to see my work in progress as I made the changes. This added a few more minutes and steps to my project but the end result turned out just fine.
As a part of this task in Untanglingthewebcommunity, we could post our project to the site. Unfortunately, I couldn’t register for an account in order to post my final project to this site. I’m not sure what the problem was, but it did ask for my “state” and I don’t live in one of those. I tried to put in my province, but it didn’t want to tell me what was wrong with my registration. Oh well, I guess. I still got to make the neat poster.
Has anyone else tried to make inspirational posters using the bighugelabs site? And if you did, what did you think of it? I’d love to hear from you.