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Using Wix to Create a Digital History Project

Created for Dr. Maile Arvins "History of Hawaii" Class

Steps to creating an online exhibit in Wix

History of Hawaii Websites

The final project for this course is the creation of an online history exhibit for a general audience that teaches how to interpret Hawaiian history building on the frameworks and perspectives engaged in this course. 

Step 1: Create an account in Wix

Step 2: Create a blueprint for your website (not in Wix, on a piece of paper or Word Doc) 

Step 3: Organize your images by page in a folder structure and keep a document of item metadata (again, outside of Wix) 

Step 4: Go to Wix and select a Template - Keep it simple. These websites do not need to be fancy, so I recommend going to "Blank Template" > "Minimal Layout." Click "Edit". 

Step 5: Save your website and create URL

Step 6: Familiarize yourself with the navigation and options in Wix. 

Step 7: Order your pages in a menu - go to "Site Menu" and Create/Rename Pages. 

Step 8: Add backgrounds to your pages

Step 9: Upload content and make sure every image is cited properly. Get creative! Add galleries, video, slideshows, etc. Use a lorem ipsum generator to hold space for written content. 

Step 10: Your written content is the last thing you add! Write narrative using "writing for the web" principles

WARNING - Once you select a theme in Wix, you cannot change it without losing your content! 


Due Dates

Skeleton website Due - November 15

Draft website with written content - November 27

Final version due December 10

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