- I enjoyed the way Dongze Li organized his work into four pages, each with a different visual, on his homepage since it makes it inviting and fun.
- I like how Li used a video to start off his autoethnography since it is unique and provides insight into his topic before reading his work.
-I liked Kelsea Bisland's page because it was easy to navigate
-Her visuals were very clear and were great quality
-I also liked her use of hyperlinks
- I really liked how visual Bruce Zhang's page was.
- I like how the tabs were divided so there weren't too many tabs, but if you clicked on one, more appeared.
- I thought it was unique how Li used a video.
- Enjoyed the actual info on Chris Oh's website
- The slideshows were a nice touch to his pages
- Using pictures as links to other pages was nice
-I really liked how Becca used pictures as the links to her different pages.. it allowed her project to be very nonlinear
-I also really liked the visuals and creativity of Yujun Yan's page
-What impressed me most in Steven Deng's website is his arrangement of navigation bars for his first auto ethnography. It's well organized and it gives me a clear idea about what I am reading now what I am going to read next.
-The simplicity of website is also one of my favorites. It doesn't contain too many word-links which can always confuse readers.
-I like the color of its background as well. It makes a warm and comfortable reading condition.
-Yunjun Yan has incredibly aesthetic and complex website.
-The visuals are unparalleled.
-It is not extremely easy to navigate through. I am not too sure where the auto-ethnography was when I first ventured on the website.
*I liked how Becca designed her auto ethnography landing page with visuals and a little introduction.
*Yujun's webpage made a great use of multimodality with an emphasis on slideshows and portraits along with her writings.
*I also enjoyed how she put a meaningful picture at the end of her posts.
- I would like to emulate how easily Spyros made it to read his articles and then click a link at the end to go back to his splash page
- I really want to incorporate the thing-link that Samie Park used. It is a great tool to display all the articles you have written in a fun, interactive, and non-linear format
- I liked how most of the websites incorporated the use of hyperlinking, but I want to be careful when doing so because I don't want my viewers to keep going to the same link/article
- The biggest aspect to the websites I disliked was how many were bland, boring, and even at times complicated, too simple, or busy. I want to make my website simple yet exciting, interactive, and appealing both aesthetically and literarily
- I really liked Yujun Yan's work because she utilized many different visual effects. All of the pictures were every interesting to look at, and a lot of them had links to other aspects of the webpage.
- I did not like the font used on the navigation bar because I found it difficult to read the options on the tabs.
- Yujun Yan's page had just the right amount of text on the different pages to keep me engaged in the topic while not overbearing me with information.
-I really like how Samie Park uses the little thing buttons on the picture to preview the links. I also like how she uses the same format of every linked page that she has because it looks organized
-I don't like how Spyros just listed his links on his site because i find it visually unappealing. I want to use pictures with words on the bottom of them which I've seen on some of the other sites
- The four pictures on the Dongze Li's homepage attracted me first, because these are four stills from one of my favorite movies, "5 Centimeters per Second", an excellent Japanese animation. Then I was impressed by both the conciseness and diversity of his website.
- I think it is interesting and inspiring to think and interpret the meaning of his website's title, which is "Cloud or Soil". When you first saw it, you might be confused and don't know what it means. I think it must be related to his hometown Mongolia, which he mainly describe in his 1st ethnography, since the first impression of Mongolia is blue sky, white cloud and grass grown in the soil. Indeed he expresses the love to his hometown through this title. So this title is firmly connected to his ethnograpgy.
- And the video he presents helps his websites distincts from the others. And this short film he directed reminded me the Micro-films, which has been very popular in Chinese film market in the past three years. I think Li might have been inspired by the the Micro-films when he conducted his short film.
-I liked Jiangnan Chen's clean layout, yet it did not look like a template.
-I liked Matt Kuhlik's use of links
-Yunjun Yan's site looks so pretty but it was hard to navigate around
-Samie Park's auto ethnography was very interesting especially in the thing link area.
-The blog was very accessible and organized that it was easy for me ti find the information I wanted to see
-The simple design made me to help me focus more on the topics.
- Enjoyed the way she personalized her homepage to give the viewer a better understanding of who she is by including a slideshow of pictures of her with her family, her on vacation, as well as her biggest fear.
- She made her page very easy to navigate around.
- The background on each of her pages is different, making the navigation experience pleasing to the eye, making it more likely that the viewer will explore the entire site.
-I liked Dongze Li's website title: Cloud or soil.
-I liked his movie and how it was related to his autoethnography "from one life to another".
-I also enjoyed the way Henry Yu wrote and presented his interview.
1. I enjoyed the visuals and color of Bruce Zhang's page. The home screen makes you immediately want to investigate the website further.
2. I liked the way that scrolling over one link would lead to other links associated with that section. It would be helpful if the links would change color so you know what you have already clicked on.
3. I liked the simplicity and navigability of the site.
- I like Maya's website because it contains a lot of images, and I think it is visually attracting.
- I like how she arrange the website in the non-linear way. Each hyperlink she creates is exactly where I want to explore more about.
- I like the way she keep her work nice and simple. There are not too much fancy or crazy decorations. I enjoy the idea that less is more.
Samie Park's Website
-I liked how her background changed colors between pages, keeping the layout consistent.
-I like the way she incorporated images into each of her pages that pertained to the topic.
-I LOVE the links inside the picture on the landing page of her autoethnography.
This was a spring 2015 forum. We mostly used our Facebook group for discussion forum.