We stood at the front of the room, ready for the big reveal. We could hardly contain our laughter as the website opened and the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” began blaring.

An overload of music, .gifs, and unreadable text–I think we conquered the task of making a tacky website.

Our first HTML site, in its 1990s-esque glory, was up and running.

I had used HTML before, but I figured that attending a DCC workshop would refresh my memory.

After a few minor mishaps with my computer in the beginning, I was ready to go. We started at the absolute most basic level:

<html>

<body>

Hi!

</body>

</html>

…and so forth. It was pretty easy.

We split into groups, and we were told to make tacky websites that we would present at the end of the workshop. Claire, Dan, Beena and I brainstormed, and right away, we knew that we wanted our website’s theme to be Nigel Thornberry from the Nickelodeon show, The Wild Thornberrys. It’s kind of an inside joke.

About an hour later, we were ready to present. It was pretty well received and got a few laughs from the TAs.

I really like the ideas of DCC workshops. Although I enjoy using technology, I don’t know a fraction of what other DCC students know—but I’d like to learn. Within the past two days, I’ve learned HTML and improved my Photoshop skills. I feel like I’m going to learn a lot this year, and I can’t wait.

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