The Work Itself
This assignment is titled “Storytelling Within The Web“. It is a required assignment for this week. Its instructions are to “install the X-Ray Googles in any browser and use it to re-cast the content of any web page. When you blog it, include both a screen capture in your post, but you will also need to upload the web files (HTML and media files) to your own site so it can exist as a stand alone URL. (see our older Firebug Tutorial) Consider using news sites, social media profiles, product pages, movie review pages etc. The simpler the design of the page, the easer it will be (think Craig’s List).” The difficulty of this assignment is four stars.
I used the example “Craigslist (Fredericksburg)“, specifically a “furniture” post of a “Modern apartment sofa cream white” to alter. I changed the description content, title, and image using X-Ray goggles. Here is my edited version of this post and my “Time Machine” assignment.
The Story Behind The Story
Time Machines have been regarded as mythical by the general population. Government officials have publicly stated that no such invention exists. However this another government conspiracy (again). In the basements of Yale University labs, a team of the most renowned and talented scientists, engineers, and mechanics came together to create a time machine. In 2000, they completed their first successful time machine as proven by documentation and the fact that I now have it. My father was one of the team members and so he came home with it one day in 2005 after the team had been disbanded. He taught me how to use it, and right away I traveled back to the past to the Revolutionary War era. That was incredible to meet George Washington. I also traveled to the future, 50 years from now. What I saw, no one would believe. People were vacationing to the moon, instead of cars there were hovercrafts. It was crazy.
The Process, Narrated
I searched X-Ray Goggles on Google. I clicked the first link, and activated X-Ray Goggles. Then I went to a furniture post on Craig’s List, “Modern apartment sofa cream white“. This is the post I chose to alter. To X-Ray a section, you just scroll over the specific section and click on it. An embedded text caption box will appear, and you can edit the text here. I did this for the description, title, and photo. For the photo instead of changing the text I just changed the image.
On the surface, this assignment seems difficult, but in reality it is pretty easy.
Here are some photo (screenshots) documenting my process.