Teaching Microsoft Expression Web

Earlier this week I gave a series of lectures and labs at the University of Colorado, Boulder on how to use Microsoft Expression Web.  The audience was business students who were enrolled in a required Information Technology course, and one of their projects required them to create a personal web site that they might be…

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DreamSpark No Longer a Dream

Today Microsoft announced an amazing program for students to directly download developer software from Microsoft.  The Academic Developer Evangelism team has been working on this program for a long time, and we were under strict orders not to leak info about it.  The products being offered include:  Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008 Windows Server…

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Teaching My 15-Year Old to Program: Going Live on the Internet

Registering a domain name and setting up the web hosting subscription was easy, but setting up DNS with godaddy.com proved to be difficult from the standpoint that there was no practical guidance on what info went where.  Seth’s account dashboard at Verio had an error message saying that we hadn’t configured DNS correctly yet (we…

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Teaching My 15-Year Old to Program: Setting Up a Web Site

Seth finally decided on a domain name.  I’ll respect his privacy but I thought he did a good job; only six characters long and has a .net extension.  We used GODADDY.COM for the registration.  For the web hosting, we are using a no-cost program that Microsoft has set up with Verio.  It is a basic plan that offers…

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Practicing what I Preach: Day Two

Today when Seth got home from school he immediately started working on his web page.  His interest today was trying to figure out how to do frames and a mouseover.  When I taught an introductory web design course a number of years ago, we had a nice little JavaScript book that told exactly how to…

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Practice What You Preach: Teaching My 15-Year Old to be a Programmer

Just the other day I was talking to Seth, my 15-year old, about registering for the next semester in high school, and he made the comment “I wish they taugh programming at my school”.  I guess as a developer evangelist for Microsoft, if I don’t react to that invitation I should look for another job. …

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