I’ve honed my project a bit more since last class, so hopefully I can be a bit more cogent here. My intention is to use Wix to create a reference site for the female Beat writers, including Diane di Prima, Joyce Johnson, and Hettie Jones. I hope to make this site as user-friendly as possible, which seems to be easy via Wix. I’ve never used this site before, and my initial intention was to use WordPress, but Wix seems to create a more visually-appealing site… so far. Has anyone else used Wix before?
Ideally, the homepage will have an overview of the Beat movement and the contribution, and lack of acknowledgement of, the women. Across the top, much like a WordPress site, I’ll include links to pages for individual authors, a timeline of the movement, perhaps a Google map or two, some open-source Beat poetry if I can find any, and then a comprehensive resource list with links to Amazon.
So far, the homepage looks something like this:
I am looking for images to add to the front page, too. Can someone help me by explaining Creative Commons, maybe in class on Thursday? It seems to be searching Google images, so I wonder if I’m using the search function incorrectly, or if it’s actually only pulling open source images?
Then, I’ll start building the ancillary pages, and for many of them, I will be using tools that we’ve discussed in class. I feel like I know the direction that I’m heading in, which is more than I can say for myself last week, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this will all turn out.
I’m also still wondering if this is “enough” to constitute a final project. I’d love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, ideas…