Hi! My name is Hee-Kyong and I am a high school sophomore. I am half Korean and half Japanese.
When I joined TTQ, I was a total beginner in web experience, but I actually learned how to make a website by the end using Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver. It was a good experience learning the new technology. The sections I worked on were the “Immigration Laws,” which included “Immigration Policy” and “Consequences if found as an illegal immigrant,” and “Solutions.” I also made the fence corners on our design and was the website “perfectionist,” meaning I looked for any big or small mistakes in our design, text, etc. In addition, I was the “citations corrector.” There were many problems with a lot of the citations in our website and so I corrected them. Plus, I helped make up some of the questions in our survey.
It was a lot of fun working as a team, except, we should have communicated more to each other, saying what we were doing at that moment and how we were doing it. That was one of our obstacles we had to overcome. By not telling each other what we were doing specifically, we were each doing our tasks differently like our content for example were in different structures and so we had to fix that later on. Another obstacle was our template design. We kept changing it all the way until the second to the last day of our TTQ class and constantly changing it did affect the rest of our website. A word of advice: always make a layout sample of how the website will look. It will help! Another big obstacle was getting pictures. Throughout the time we had to work on our website, we were looking for pictures and we emailed to several people and even did a phone call, but either no one responded or the answer was, “No, you’re not allowed to use our picture.” We eventually found some free pictures. TTQ was a challenging class. There was so much researching and writing involved and every time we thought we fixed all our problems in our website, more always appeared. Our coaches Byron, Donna, and Erin were each a big help during the process though.