Digital Life 0.16 [building page]

“Creating a building page on the course website”


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  • Begin by logging in to the course website. On the dashboard page, click on the “Pages” link and then “Add New” link.
  • Next, put the title of the building (or building name) followed by the architect’s name in parenthesis.
  • Next, browse the web (in a new tab) to find several exemplary images of the building. Begin the search using the CC Search (http://search.creativecommons.org/) to find Creative Commons Licensed Images. If these images are not available, you may use other images. Make a note of the web addresses to these images or open them in a new tab in your browser. You will need these addresses later. While you search, try to find plans and sections of the building. Open each of these in a new tab. You may collect a total of 10 images/plans/sections (to use in step 7 below).
  • Next, in a new tab in the browser, navigate to http://www.archdaily.com and search for your building name. Leave this tab open in your browser, you will need this address later. (If your building does not have a page on archdaily.com, you may skip this step.)
  • Now, open another new tab and navigate to http://www.greatbuildings.com and search for your building name. Again, leave this tab open in your browser as you will need it later. (If your building does not have a page on greatbuildings.com, you may skip this step.)
  • Finally, open www.wikipedia.org in a new tab and search for your building name. On your building page, make a note of the last words in the address bar… (For Example, for Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, the wikipedia page address ends in “Villa_Savoye”. You will need this text in step 8. Leave this tab open as you will need it later. (If your building does not have a page on wikipedia, you may skip this step.)
  • Now, in the new page you created in step 2, type the following making the appropriate substitutions (the pattern repeats for more images i4=””, i4d=””, i5=””, i5d=”” etc.): [slider s=”Your Building Name (with spaces)” i1=”Replace with direct link to first image from Step 3” i1d=”Replace with link to page where first image appears” i2=”Replace with direct link to second image from step 3” i2d=”Replace with link to page where second image appears” i3=”Replace with direct link to third image from step 3” i3d=”Replace with link to page where third image appears”] [/slider]
  • On the next line in your page, type the following making appropriate substitutions: [bld f=”Your building name with spaces” w=”The designation for your building address from step 6” ad=”The web address of the archdaily.com page for your building” gb=”the link to your greatbuildings.com webpage for your building”] [/bld]
  • Now, please use the “Buildings,” “Countries,” “Materials,” “Period,” “Architects,” and “Cities” fields on the left to add information about your chosen building.
  • Use the “Page Attributes” box to assign “Buildings” as the parent page and “No Sidebars” as the page template.
  • Finally, click publish to create the building page.
  • Sample Code for Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light Below:
[slider s=”Church of the Light” i1d=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/naoyafujii/202906439/” i1=”http://farm1.static.flickr.com/76/202906439_31c1442460.jpg” i2d=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevor-clark/5584022652/” i2=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5584022652_4c2198efc9_z.jpg” i3d=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevor-clark/5583426735/” i3=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5583426735_71f7e700d6_z.jpg” i4d=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevor-clark/5583430125/” i4=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5583430125_b2c3369960_z.jpg” i5d=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/naoyafujii/202906438/” i5=”http://farm1.static.flickr.com/62/202906438_1d7fc41531.jpg”] [/slider] [bld f=”Church of the Light Tadao Ando” w=”Church of the Light” gb=”” ad=”http://www.archdaily.com/101260/ad-classics-church-of-the-light-tadao-ando/”] [/bld]

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