I have but a fuzzy idea what I mean in the title of this post; I was looking for images about polishing / waxing cars and I all I got was pictures of shiny cars until I stumbled onto this one. Lucky for me and maybe the 8 other people who use it, but in […]
I have increasing respect for historians who try to decipher events from hundreds of years ago. They have shreds to work with. What I am writing about is from only five years ago. I was part of it. I have my story of what happened. But still, it’s not always so clear. Nor might it […]
Am major component to the UDG Agora Project is the Challenge Bank I put into place… and after two weeks of intense use for our face to face sessions in Guadalajara, I am quivering in relief that it worked w/o going up in flames. It got close to 37,000 accesses in that time frame, a […]
creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by didbygraham Gearing up for a wave of new challenges starting in October, I am prepping to dial back my focus on ds106 and the web site. I am not disappearing, but it’s time to spread some energy elsewhere. Jim is teaching a new flavor of […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by RiverRatt3 Given a smooth rollout (as far as I can tell) for the Connected Learning MOOC Make Bank, I’m wrapping for now the work on the ds106 Assignment Bank WordPress Theme, having just updated the internal options documentation and the github Readme. The project that […]
creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by — Slavin More tinkering goes on with the ds106 Assignment Bank as a wordpress theme (watch it change as often as flickr at http://bank.ds106.us), thanks to the work being done by Karen and Brad on a new version for the Making Connected Learning MOOC. Again […]
I’m not quite sure anyone will ever end up using the DS106 Assignment Bank WordPress theme, but that won’t stop me from working on it. My big takeaway from the experience that its one thing to build a site or tool for yourself or someone for a single purpose, but creating something that other people […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by mariateresa toledoï£¿ When I started last August to develop a WordPress Theme that would provide the functionality of the ds106 Assignment Bank, I told Jim Groom that I thought I could get it ready in a month. By December, I thought I could wrap it […]
cc licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by Mike_tn This is most likely the last feature I add to the WordPress DS106 Assignment Bank Theme. If you have been crawled under someone else’s blog, this is something I have been working on forever to generate a site like the ds106 Assignment Bank. In a […]
It’s almost ready to share. I’ve been working on and off since August (a project I thought I could do in a month) on turning the ds106 Assignment Bank into a customizable WordPress theme that could be used for any kind of collection of “Things to Do”.
But I’ve done all I can, and just squashed a few nagging details and formatting. A big one over the last 2 days was updating from using as a parent theme the previous WP-Bootstrap theme (based on Bootstrap 2) to the most current one based on Boostrap 3. If that sounds like gobbledy goop, do not worry.
The parent theme provides the base functionality of the site, and I am using one based on Twitter Bootstrap “the most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.” The previous WP-Bootstrap had all kinds of crazy option panels, and the new version is much leaner, makes better use of LESS. The downside was having to do a lot of manual changes to my templates, because the many of the spans, divs, etc have changed.
Enough blah, let’s first look at the exterior and interior, the former you can see as well at http://bank.ds106.us (the content is of course silly filler).