Exercise 02.01: Content Management System (CMS) Entry


The goal of this exer­cise is to cre­ate and pub­lish an entry into a con­tent man­age­ment sys­tem (CMS).


Write a short essay regard­ing an engag­ing his­tor­i­cal graphic design event or period before log­ging-in and pub­lish­ing the text.



Research and choose an engag­ing design event. Gen­er­ate an approx­i­mately 500 word essay describ­ing the play­ers, time, and note­wor­thy infor­ma­tion. Texts are avail­able for in-class review. Col­lect appro­pri­ate media to illus­trate your essay. Cite your sources as nec­es­sary. Lastly, describe how the event has influ­enced your design per­son­al­ity. The essay should have mul­ti­ple image/video and ref­er­ence links.

Fol­low­ing the instruc­tor guid­ance in a pre­vi­ous exer­cise, estab­lish a Word­Press site. Login in and cre­ate a new Post using the essay cre­ated above. Check the appro­pri­ate set­tings, using instruc­tor assis­tance as needed.

Sub­mit a screen­shot of the pub­lished post and a click­able link into the appro­pri­ate D2L drop­box for grading.

To take a screen-shot:

  • Com­mand-Shift-4-Space­bar: Takes a screen­shot of the win­dow, and saves it as a file on the desk­top. The file will have a .png extension.
  • Com­mand-Shift‑3: Takes a screen­shot of the entire screen, and saves it as a file on the desk­top. The file will have a .png extension.
  • Instead of using the key­board short­cuts above, screen­shots can be taken by using the Screen­shot appli­ca­tion included with Mac OS X. It is located at /Applications/Utilities/Screenshot or by search­ing via Spot­light in the upper right of the Mac screen.
  • For more infor­ma­tion, please visit: https://​sup​port​.apple​.com/​e​n​-​u​s​/​H​T​2​0​1​361


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine exer­cise score: Exer­cise Grading


Writ­ing, research, CMS login, post cre­ation, media upload­ing, link­ing, publishing,


design texts, sources, com­puter, web browser, WordPress,


As defined by cor­re­spond­ing cal­en­dar item, drop­box, dis­cus­sion or con­tent topic description.