Webmaker

Several websites make up the Mozilla Webmaker project. It is designed to help you experiment, visualize, and hack using web tools that help you understand how the webs works. You can begin at the WebMaker site, then continue on to where you can see through websites with “X-ray Goggles“. You can try your HTML coding skills (without…

Raspberry Pi

Finally, no “thinking about the web” workshop would be complete without talking about the next wave in the “maker culture” ethos – Micro-microcomputing – represented by the Raspberry Pi. In its most basic form, it is a tiny credit card sized Linux computer priced at under $40. However, its capabilities range from web server, to media center, your own…

Rich Media Publishing

Most people know YouTube, the place where millions of people watch millions of videos every day. It all started with A Trip to the Zoo, and it exploded from there. YouTube, Vimeo (another video site), as well as Flickr and other media storage services, can be combined with the publishing ease of a blogging/content management system such as WordPress to offer Rich Media…

Web RTC

Web RTC is a free, open project to provide real-time communication through a web browser using it’s native capabilities – In other words – NO PLUGINS REQUIRED! Currently support is provided by Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and the Opera browsers Tutorials on the basics are provided on the HTML5 Rocks site, but a stunning example of Web RTC is the Appear In service. It’s…

Instaposts

Instaposts is a term I use for blogging or posting media from wherever I happen to be. The Tumblr mobile app allows you to post text, photos, audio, and video to your Tumblr site, as long as you are connected to the Internet. Instagram is very popular, but I’m using Known which has the added ability to post automatically to Twitter and Facebook….

UNF Faculty Domains

UMW’s Domain of One’s Own initiative is intended to provide UMW students, faculty, and staff their own domain and web space. Reclaim Hosting is oriented toward educational institutions to help them provide inexpensive web hosting for students. Otherwise a domain registrar (the place where you sign up for your domain name) such as Hover, and web hosting like A Small Orange are what…