DS106 Remix Guinness Book of World Records


This was a CHALLENGE. I first had to select the record which was not too challenging, I chose the farthest distance to blow a pea. However I then had to edit some photos to add to the page. I am determined to figure out GIMP but it is just very difficult. I even tried downloading a program to switch things to being similar to photoshop but I just could not figure it out so I switched over to InkScape again. This program was pretty simple to use for this assignment and I had my new photo in five minutes. I had some struggles exporting but that’s because I was trying to export it wrong. Now comes to the part where I really struggled, actually remixing the page. I could change the words very easily it was a breeze. Then I spent an hour trying to get my photo to upload in place of the current photo. I added it to both Facebook and Flickr to gain URLs but it was not working. After an hour of trying everything I could I tried one more thing with the Facebook link and it worked so I published it and began to breathe again. Honestly I don’t think I will be using x-ray goggles again anytime soon.

P.S. This is a project everyone should do early because it can be really time consuming and challenging.



One thought on “DS106 Remix Guinness Book of World Records”

  1. Looks like you’re really struggling with the image editing tools AND hyperlinking for images. I can’t help with GIMP, but I do think the tutorials online can be really helpful. When you find what you want to do, google for a tutorial. It won’t be exactly what you need, but you can usually extrapolate and learn a lot as you work through it.

    Regarding the images not showing, this is a link issue. Basically, one has to have server space with the image in it, a URL for that image (the hyperlink address), and the ability to use the element.

    I think that assignment really NEEDS some student to write up a tutorial to help people out. I think you stumbled upon the link issue by putting the image in facebook and using that URL to get it in your page. (I think I did it by either uploading to my google drive OR into the course website – I don’t recall.) Next time, I think I’ll offer some “hints” to help point people in the right direction. I didn’t make the assignment, and I didn’t put tricks into it. But I can see the complications.

    Regarding the challenge, this DS106 was a “2 pointer,” so I knew it would take a good bit more than the “selfie with a pet” project.

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