Be clear about which message you are responding to. Refer to specific passages or ideas in the course or text that have sparked your interest. Make sure your contribution adds something new to the discussion. A simple “I agree” may be your initial response, but think about how you can take the conversation to the next level. Use a minimum of 75 words each in response to the 4 classmate post.

IT117: Website Development


Templates are a great way to reduce repetition and standardize a task. In website design, many websites can have the same base style, and in that case a template offers a solid foundation. This can be particularly valuable if you have achieved success with a certain style in the past. Another great application for a template in web design is to focus a group of people on a common vision. Consider a customer having specific requirements for their design and you would like to collaborate amongst multiple people. Using a template in this case keeps the group focused on the customers wants. However, in that same regard, using a template limits creativity by reducing the artistic freedom of the designer. Templates also have the ability to breed complacency in my opinion. If the same template is continually used, the designers may forget the tasks they are not doing frequently because of the automation the template provides.




In logging into the web file server for the first time was straightforward for me. I didn’t notice any issues both days that I accessed it. Since my first login I saved my login information on my personal device to speed up the process. I did not delete my email though. I will keep that in a safe place in case of emergencies.

To me although it’s controlled through the web browser, it’s the same as using your file explorer on Windows operating system (OS). The web server seemed very upfront and intuitive. I did not have an issue uploading in either manner of drag and drop, or the browse by folder selection.

Now, given that it is controlled through the web browser and not your local machine you do need to remember to refresh. If you want an updated look at the information that is there this is required. The page will automatically do so when you add items or jump to another folder. If you happen to sit on the site long enough it won’t do it on its own. This isn’t really an issue, but I noticed it when I changed out my file from the seminar the other night. I hovered over the blue icon next the yellow one and the file which gives the time that is was last changed. This hadn’t changed from when I did it which showed “has been changed 0 min ago.”

Did anyone else notice this like I did?



IT261: Desktop Administration


The three most popular features I found for Windows 10 are:

Start menu

This feature allows you to access all of your programs from the click of a button. there is also a search bar from the menu that you can use to search through your programs in real-time. You also have access to your power options. It also allows you to customize widgets on the menu so you can see news feeds whenever you click on it.

Cortana integration

Cortana has been integrated into windows 10 which allows you to search for programs, media, or pretty much anything that’s on your hard drive just by speaking. You can also use it to send email while you are working on something else. Of course this requires that your CPU has a microphone connected.

Virtual Desktops

This feature allows you to view all of your screens at once allowing you to quickly switch between your various programs. It also allows you to see how many programs you have running at a glance.



The first popular feature in Windows 10 that improves my daily routine is the start menu. Presently, when you tap on the Start catch at the base left of the screen, you get two boards next to each other, with the left section indicating stuck, as of late and most-utilized applications. You additionally get a power catch at the best for alternatives, for example, Hibernate, Standby and Shutdown, and an all applications choice a la Windows 8. The correct section includes a choice of live tiles that you can redo, resize and rearrange. That, as well as the inquiry field at the base will investigate related Internet results notwithstanding projects and documents. I can now have the Start Menu extend to full screen at whatever point I need, taking out the requirement for a Modern UI Start Screen. This makes my start menu and my desk top much more organized to suit my basic needs.

The second popular feature that improves my daily routine is Cortana. Windows 10 brought Microsoft’s voice-controlled advanced right-hand Cortana to my personal computer, to make it simpler for me to interface with my gadget without lifting a finger. I now have the capacity to scan my hard drive for records, pull up photographs from dates, or dispatch PowerPoint introductions just by advising my PC to do as such. I can even get Cortana to send an email while I’m chipping away at a spreadsheet, making performing various tasks substantially simpler.

Lastly, the third popular feature that could improve my daily routine is You Can Now Add Multiple Desktops. Another Multiple Desktops highlight gives you a chance to run another arrangement of windows as though on another screen, however without the physical screen. This will allow you to deal with your large number of open windows and applications. Rather than having various windows open over one another on one work area, you can set up an entire other virtual work area for those projects to dwell in. Set up one particularly for home and leave your applications, for example, Netflix and Amazon open, and make another work area for work on which you keep Word, Excel and Internet Explorer open.

With the new work areas comes another approach to monitor your open applications on Windows 10. On the new working framework, you can either hit the new Task View catch on the errand banish or swipe in from the left edge of the screen to pull up a one-site hit of all your open applications and documents. It’s very little unique in relation to utilizing the Alt-Tab blend alternate route on your console, yet this displays an advantageous path for you to get a review of what’s running.