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LIS S603 Section 13252 Plug, Play, and Personalize
Do you find yourself depending on “easy-to-use” tools (Canvas, LibGuides, WordPress, etc.) for creating online content for websites, tutorials, and so on? But then you also discover that these CMSs (content management systems) don’t create on-screen content exactly like you want? Many CMSs make it simple to drag/drop, click buttons, etc. to make something appear on the web without your having to know any HTML or CSS. However, just a little HTML/CSS knowledge can prove essential when working with these tools because they all allow some sort of editing for those who wish to configure better the end product. LIS S603 Plug, Play, and Personalize does not intend to give you enough HTML/CSS skills in three weeks to become webmasters, but it will provide you with enough knowledge so that you can begin to regain some control over those “helpful” CMSs that often mangle your intent and leave you feeling less than satisfied.
- Assess the usability of a typical content management system.
- Determine how to configure the HTML/CSS for a typical content management system.
- Inspect the most useful HTML/CSS for basic editing needs.
- Modify typical content management system output to screen.