Reflecting on Cooking Up Stories

After working on Cooking Up Stories for pretty much everyday of the semester, I have to say its a little weird to not work on it. I've enjoyed the process of creating and building out the site so much this past semester. I definitely learned a from the beginning of the semester to now. So in this post I will look into where I was at the beginning of the semester and where I ended up at the end.  Generally, my main idea, creating a website that allows users to create and share their own recipes, was consistent throughout the entire...Read More

Getting Ready For The Presentation

So its here! The end of the semester is looming. And its approaching very quickly. Its crazy to think how fast this semester has gone by, to be honest my mind is still in week 2 and I think I have a long 14 weeks ahead of me. But in reality I really have 5 more days of my semester! That's insane! Anyway, I'm wrapping up my project for the presentation tomorrow. The presentation isn't a formal one, but its a poster session. That basically means everyone in the class has a table where they will set up shop to...Read More

Winding Down

Hiya! The semester is really winding down fast! And with that, I am finishing up the last portions of my website. In my last post I talked about some major changes to my site. After I finished those changes, I wanted to focus more on promotion of my site itself. I posted on my Twitter and Facebook to try to drum up some more content. I think its working! I struggled with content a few weeks ago but I think I was able to counteract that with my posting. I also have to credit some of that to my mom...Read More

Development Complete!

Hiya! So heres another update on my project for Applied Digital Studies. I've mostly completed the development for the site and now I'm moving into my promotion phase. Major changes have happened! And all good ones. First of all the front page has made a major changes: With the help of Beaver Builder and their awesome layouts, I was able to create a pretty great homepage. The original layout was just the form to submit a recipe. That layout wasn't very user friendly, and that was my main goal while creating this site. The new layout helps with that so much....Read More

Continually Making Progress

So there a lot of things are coming along with Cooking Up Stories. And I have to say, I have run into a lot of problems this semester with the site itself and it literally makes me want to throw my computer away and never touch one again. Just kidding, I would never be able to do that. But a lot of things are definitely coming together nicely, even after the struggle to get them there in the first place, First of all there is a major ascetic change. I really liked the old theme, but I think the theme...Read More

Ready for New Users!

Hi There! Its progress report time! I definitely have been working hard on this site to try to customize it enough to have people begin to submit their own recipes. And I think I'm there! Its been a long few weeks battling with different plugins to allow me to do that but I think I got it right, and its looking good! When planning out my project one of the first things that came up was the ability to create a new user and allow them to create their own content. There are different classes of users within a WordPress...Read More

Beginning my Project!

So for those of you who don't know, for one of my classes this semester, I will be creating an "application." What I mean by "application" is a website that will be optimized for mobile devices. In my last blog post, I set out wanting to completely create my own application. That meant I would start from the ground and work my way up to what would potentially look like a well designed application. It definitely wouldn't be something that was professionally done, but I would have attempted to show what steps it took to create an application. I started...Read More

I Think I Have my Project!

After some thought over the last few days, I think I have come up with a project idea. I went home for the weekend, and during a family dinner, my grandma was talking about ways that she can save her recipes. She has most of them written down but she maybe only has one copy of each recipe. With family all over the country, it's hard to share her recipes with everyone. So I decided that I would figure out a way that I can get the recipes to a point where the entire family can view them. I didn't really...Read More

Not Quite Sure Where to Start

Hiya! Within my Applied Digital Studies class, a part of the final project is blogging. I think blogging our process is great. Its really nice to see things in writing and what was going through others head. I personally like to see other people's process on big projects like this. I take it as a chance to either improve my own process or see how I could approach a project in a different way. This project will last us the entire semester so it will definitely interesting to see where my classmates end up. Now we are just in the planning...Read More