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From the Spring 2011 ds106 class came the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story " you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop the design of the site, but rather intervene in the actual html and CSS of the site—though you can photoshop particular images on the site. Essentially you alter the content of a web page (content, images) to make it tell a new story. Originally we recommended doing this using the Firebug extension in the Firefox browser, which does work, but is unfortunately easy to lose your work. We currently recommend Mozilla Hackasaurus -- 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).

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Submissions So Far

Updating Merrill’s Ride

For this assignment, I decided to base the story on Merrill Shale having sold his wagon and upgraded after he started raking in poker winnings. I originally tried with both Autotrader and Ebay motors, but the code was seemingly too sophisticated for X-ray googles, so I went to craigslist …

Sister Wives Strive to Survive

I completed the assignment Storytelling Within the Web.

I altered a story on the web using X-Ray googles. The article was about the Sister Wives’ attempt to challenge Utah’s polygamy ban.

Here is my link to the original story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/11/appeals-court-rejects-sister-wives-polygamy-lawsuit/82904702/

Here is what I’ve created: https://thimbleprojects.org/manzelmo/53386/

 

The most …

Web Assignment – Storytelling Within The Web

This assignment has you use the Mozilla X-Ray Goggles tool to edit elements of a website, and tell a story. I used eBay to represent the factual college essentials, not the nonsense that lists online tell you about. I originally wanted to use Google’s shopping page, but it wouldn’t let …

Honest Grades

For this assignment, in which we take a website and change its content into a story. I decided to make an “honest grades” page, since the semester is coming to a close and looking at this page is increasingly more vital to surviving. Those assignments on the right bar …

Storytelling within the web: Talie’s Wild West Show!

This week we focused on web related assignments. As such, one of the required assignments to complete was the assignment titled “Storytelling within the web”. This assignment required me to alter an existing webpage and intervene in the html of the site. So, I had decided that this …

My Internet Resume

This assignment looked confusing and difficult at first glance, but after reading the information provided and downloading the tools recommended, I got it… sort of. I first tried creating my resume on Amazon as shown in the example, but the page decided to refresh twice during my attempt at creating …

Rio Olympics Here I come

This week, we were required to do the assignment, Storytelling Within the Web. When I first read through this assignment I was so confused and lost at what I had to do so I put it off for the last thing to complete this week. I went ahead and …

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Slayer Cat Shirt

For the Storytelling Within the Web assignment, I decided to juxtapose two things that you normally wouldn’t think about together.

Slayer is known as one of the most brutal thrash metal bands of all time.  I thought them releasing a shirt for cats would be pretty hilarious.  …

Storytelling within the Web

The IMBD page for The Notebook with a slightly different description.

The assignment had us change something about a preexisting web page to tell a story. I decided to change in IMBD page because it gives the description of a movie so I wanted to change it into my own …

Code*

Here is the original assignment.

Have you ever been fooled by a fake website? Did the site look just like the website you were intending to visit? It’s not hard to modify a website in subtle ways as to maintain it’s appearance yet change its message.

I modified the …

Storytelling within the Web

My last assignment for the week is called Storytelling within the Web worth four stars. I had to take a website and recreate it by hacking.

   

http://weca4.makes.org/goggles/weca4s-remix-of-small-pet-supplies-for-rabbits-ferrets-amp-others-petsmart-

Steps:

1.I went to the webpage Not Digital Truth Telling

2.Clicked on week 9

3.I scrolled down to the section telling stories within …

Perfect Engagement Ring

Thinking about getting engaged? You have to check out my friends at Mordor Jewlers. Find this great new ring on their website right here. This particular ring is really hot right now. Get it for only 299.99. A bargain.

I used Etsy because the format is relatively simple. Using …

Mandaalynnn the Eagle

For my final Web Assignment of the week, I am completing the required assignment Storytelling Within The Web:

From the Spring 2011 ds106 class came the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story” you will be intervening in the code and design …

What I Was Really Hoping for After All the Radio Show Work (Storytelling Within The Web Assignment)

I think it’s safe to say that every DS106 student was fairly relieved when the radio show assignment finally came to a close last week. It was tough work coordinating the work of 6 people over the web to make one cohesive radio show. So when I went to the …

Etsy sells Everything!

Man, Etsy really does sell everything! From homemade baby clothes to human skulls, you can find just about everything on Etsy. And look! They’ll even do a custom order for you!

 

So for our required Storytelling Within the Web assignment, we had to change a site to something …

Tiffany, You’re Kidding Me.

Hello Everybody!

I write this with much enthusiasm and excitement as it seems I have been lead to discover something extremely fun and interesting this week. This is, of course, the X-RAY GOGGLES. Using these goggles we were required to use our own mood and judgement to play around …

The Super Car!

http://bossy1213.makes.org/goggles/bossy1213s-remix-of-mercedes-benz-slr-mclaren-722-s-ebay-

Have you heard about that amazing car from the future? Someone is selling it on eBay for a buttload of cash and supposedly it can be used to travel through time! I would love to have something like that, especially if it could also print food. Although, I would …

Cheap Sunglasses

Our mandatory challenge this week, worth four stars when the teacher told us it was worth five, involved manipulating the website of our choice to, more or less, fit our mood that day.

I started my assignment by taking Ms. Polack’s advice, and downloading the Mozilla X-Ray Goggles application onto …

Pocket Mac, now available;

Isn’t an iPhone basically a pocket computer? It can do everything a computer can: type emails, browse facebook, make word documents…Why not fix up the web page to reflect this? (and change some of the jumble-y mess Apple puts in to describe it. Only basic necessities for descriptions here)

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Time Machine

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 …

Disney Takes Over: The Force Awakens

“From the Spring 2011 ds106 class came the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story ” you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop the design of the …

Trip Adviser – New York

This is for the “storytelling within the web” web assignment.  This was a really cool prompt for a web assignment; it lets you do pretty much anything you want to any site.  Of course I wanted to relate this to Jim Sardic and his version of New York, so I …

Jerry of Eastside for Sale on eBay

As the #noir106 cohort works on character development as collaborations and listens to their audio #ds106radio episodes over the next two weeks, I am opting for some creations based on the open course week 8 for this week. I am of course changing it up and adding my own little …

Part #5: Finale and Weekly Summary 15

*I forgot that I had to do all of this in one single blog post and by the time I finished my third part of my project, it was too late. So I’m going to combine my finale (Part 5) and my weekly summary into this post, as well as …

DS106 Final Project: New Professor Wanted

As we have seen today during our investigation of Professor Jackson, things have gone downhill for him at the University of Mary Washington.  Due to the amount of pressure and stress that Professor J. has been under, he has been forced to resign by the Dean of university.  The professor …

Part #2: Major Problem

In Popeye’s next part of his adventure, he encounters a major obstacle that was shaped in the form of a web assignment. How dangerous right? The web assignment that immediately came into my mind is the “Storytelling Within the Web” and revisiting this assignment provided some great creativity …

Part 2: The Crisis

The second part of Winnie’s journey involves a very serious crisis in the form of a web assignment. For this, I revisited Storytelling Within the Web and made a few edits to the front page of CNN.

As you can tell, there this a worldwide honey crisis which has been …

MJ Making A Comeback???

Woahhhhhh, Michael Jordan’s making a comeback??? Only kidding, this is the web page that I edited to create this post. I did this using the Firefox X-Ray Goggles tool. This tool is actually pretty nifty, it allows you to edit basically any web page to include the content you want. …

Storytelling within the Web

Chins for the Win: Chinchillas Could Dominate the World

For the Storytelling within the Web Assignment, I knew I wanted to re-make a news article of sorts. I wasn’t sure where to go from there, so it took a while to find some information. I thought I’d have time to …

NOT 4 DOGS (Internet Storytelling)

Okay, so, even though I’m really happy with my finished product for this assignment, getting to this point of satisfaction was NOT fun.

Homecoming weekend was this weekend, so after being awakened far too early on my Saturday morning by alums standing on Ball Circle singing jaunty tunes about beer

X-Ray Google Storytelling 3-star

Here is the original webpage! 

I decided to change the listing I found for a house for rent on Lake Landor (not even sure where this is in Fredericksburg, VA) and make a ridiculously cheap house for sale on Lake Anna. I changed key words in the description to associate …

Having fun with PS3 Amazon Page!

Original Assignment

I went onto Amazon and I decided to play around with the PS3 product page. I also played around with some of the default promotional tabs on the page as well. I downloaded the X-Ray Goggles to help me this task and it was pretty fun playing around …

Storytelling Within the Web – NYT Edition

New Webpage

When I first looked over this assignment and noticed the option to code I was a bit worried about how hard this would really be. However, after following the simple instructions on the Mozilla page, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of changing a web page. I …

Storytelling Within The Web-3 Stars

In this assignment,  we had to use the X-Ray Goggles Software and change a website to tell a different story. The process to create to do this was a lot easier now that I understand how to use X-Ray Goggles. I was able to take an image from Google and …

Storytelling Within the Web: Repurposed Faucet

I knew from the start that for my Storytelling Within the Web assignment that I wanted to re-purpose an ordinary object into something unusual and completely unrelated.  I searched Amazon.com under the “Today’s Deals” section until I came across an object that I thought I could re-purpose, a sink faucet.…

Red Sox make the World Series again!

The Red Sox had a slow start this year but really were able to turn it around. They overcame a rough season, trading away players, and injury to make it to the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. It was definitely a rough year but it is exciting to …

PacMan the Ultimate Maze Runner

In this Web Assignment, we were to edit a current webpage in a way to create a new story. I chose to edit the webpage for the movie The Maze Runner on IMDb.com. I decided to turn the webpage to PacMan being the focus of the movie. I …

Apple offers unbelievable iPhone 6 deal…

Screenshot of Remix page

Original Assignment

Original Page

Remix Page

Man, I never how remixing a webpage could be so easy. X-Ray Goggles is a powerful tool, and I have never heard about it until this week. You basically have the ability to edit any page’s text and images. Once …

It’s the NFL Time of Year

For Storytelling Within the Web I decided to change up a NFL news page that was initially talking good about the Cowboys, and was presenting the links to the other top ranked teams. I chose to do a site about the Cowboys, because I am a die-hard Washington Redskins fan, …

Storytelling Within The Web

When I first starting reading this assignment it seemed really hard but it was surprisingly easy. I followed the directions and it was very simple. I chose to mess around with the Web assignment page.  I am in the middle of figuring out which assignments I want to complete. I …

Hacking – Word of the Year

While brainstorming for ideas for today’s Daily Create, “Draw/Create an image that creates a positive connotation for the word “hacking”, I realized that I could combine this with our assignment to hack a website. What better way to give hacking a higher profile than to have the Oxford English Dictionary …

Part One: Searching

This is my first assignment for my final project!

To begin Alice’s journey, I created a Reddit.com webpage under the assignment Storytelling Within the Web.

Using X-Ray Goggles from Hackasaurus, I edited the html of a random post that I found in the subreddit r/AskReddit.

Below …

Abe Tries His Hand At Craigslist

For the next portion of my final project I completed the “storytelling within the web” assignment.

I thought it would be pretty comical if President Abraham Lincoln posted a Craigslist ad for help on how to work modern technologies, so I went for it. The process was pretty simple. First, …

Introducing Me

For my first assignment for this final project, I chose to do Storytelling within the Web {*****}. I wanted to introduce my character to people who have not seen the show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I thought of different ways of doing this but showing y’all her Pinterest board

One Way or Another

For my third assignment for this final project, I chose to do Storytelling within the Web {*****} again. The reason I chose to do this assignment again was because I wanted to show how Sabrina reacted to Libby’s attempt to blackmail her. She obviously is going to seek revenge…I wanted …

The Royal Baby Stroller

There’s no doubt that the Royal family needs to start prepping for their newest mini-Royal due in July. One necessary purchase will be a stroller. While the Royals are wealth beyond compare, it is no shock that they are also very practical people. Kate, herself, wears her outfits more than …

What Kate’s been Pinning

The Second component for my Final Project was to complete the 5 star assignment of Storytelling within the Web. You will see this assignment in another post as well because I am using it twice!

For this assignment though I wanted to make Kate’s Royal Baby Pinterest board. …

George’s Dating Profile

George’s new dating adventure began by creating his online profile.  I used the web assignmentStorytelling within the Web, to edit an existing dating profile.

I tried to edit Match profiles for about an hour, but they wouldn’t let me see anyone’s profile without signing up.  When I …

Buying Tickets

http://p.webremixes.org/rrecaxiu

This was part of my story where Mario and Luigi buy the tickets for the festival.  I edited everything in X-Ray goggles or whatever that web editor was called.  The original assignment was to tell a story within the web and I did that sort of.   Changed a lot …

I Wish I was 5’5? Tall

I am six feet tall, and don’t get me wrong I love it. However, the princesses at Disney World have a height maximum, and being 6 feet tall means that I am way over the max. The day I found that out my heart shattered. I was so upset. However, …

Fans React!

For my fourth assignment for my final project I did storytelling within the web.  This assignment is to take a website and edit it completely so that it tells a totally different story than it once did.

I’m going to warn you now IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED …

The Internet is for Porn!: How Trekkie Monster sees Reddit…

When I first saw the Telling Stories Within The Web assignment, I thought that I may redo Reddit using html, as seen by various characters from Musical Theatre interacting with each other, but soon abandoned that idea when I found the code to be too tricky to modify. I then …

Wonderous Webby Web Work

This week has taken a completely different turn from the last but if you’ve been keeping up with ds106, you should know by now this is nothing new. This week involved getting involved with the web and really taking it into our own hands. One of the assignments was Story

Wanted: Traveling Partner

For the main project of the week, we were to take an existing webpage and create some changes to it. This is actually a ds106 web assignment- Storytelling within the Web and it’s worth 5 stars.

The hardest part about this assignment was finding a webpage to actually do the …

Storytelling Within the Web

Okay, so this assignment definitely intimidated me when I first read its instructions. However, as soon as I got the X-Ray Goggles on my bookmark bar and played on a few sites, I was completely comfortable messing around with a website. So, I went on Amazon.com and searched for this …

Hackasaurus

To complete Storytelling within the web, I chose to intervene in the design of a post from Craigslist.  Before even searching on Craigslist, I chose to take the easier Hackasaurus approach instead of altering raw code.  I downloaded the X-Ray Goggles into my bookmark bar, which allowed me …

It’s Tricky

It’s Tricky – Run DMC

There was one web design assignment that all of us DS106ers had to do. It was called Storytelling within the Web. For this assignment, we had to recreate an already existing web page.

First, I had to download Mozilla Firefox because I didn’t have …

Storytelling Within the Web Assignment: How Cynics See UMW

Do you know anyone on campus who aaaallways has something negative to say about the school? In some cases what they say is true, but most of the time they just need something to complain about in front of their friends. It gets annoying. Wouldn’t it be simpler to transfer …

My Dream College Experience

This may just be my favorite assignment yet! Anyone who knows me knows that I am not someone who picks favorites easily. Ever since I was little and someone asked me what my favorite part of vacation was or my favorite part of school, I simply responded with “everything”. I …

Travel Hippy Style With Ozmomatics

As part of a ds106 final project story I am doing based on the Wizard of Oz, I have a part where Dorothy decides to go back to Oz. Not knowing how to find another tornado to whip her house (no one in Liberal, Kansas could explain how the house that was whipped to Oz was back in Kansas in tact. Continuity issues at the tourist trap). I decided to to the Storytelling Within the Web assignment hoping to find a travel agency with a hippy theme: From the Spring 2011 ds106 class came the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story ” you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop the design of the site, but rather intervene in the actual html and CSS of the site—though …

Pinterest Peaks Interest

Storytelling within the Web “the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story ” you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop the design of the site, but rather intervene in the actual html and CSS of the site—though you can photoshop particular images on the site. Essentially you alter the content of a web page (content, images) to make it tell a new story.” You can see my site here This is part one to my final story: My story starts with a girl, named Eliza, who is soon to … Continue reading →

Karma Catchers!

This is web assignment 713, “Storytelling Within The Web.” It is worth 5 stars! The assignment reads: “From the Spring 2011 ds106 class came the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story ” you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to …

Final Project: Storytelling Within the Web Obama Style

  I decided to make Barack Obama president by day and super hero by night. For the Storytelling Within the Web assignment, I choose to make the site where Obama bought his super hero cape. Follow this link to view … Continue reading

Web Storytelling Assignment

The link for this assignment is here: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/storytelling-within-the-web/ Here are my screenshot images for the Washington Post page that I remixed :p The standalone URL for my remixed Web Page can be found here: Washington Post front page re-done What I did, and I thought it was pretty clever and lead to an overall theme, was …

Twitter Has Been Hacked By Pirates!

Using Google X-Ray Goggles from Hackersaurus, I “hacked” Twitter to show what it would look like if pirates were to take over Twitter. Here is a screen shot of the finished project. I used the Twitter main page for my … Continue reading

THAT RABBIT’S DYNAMITE!!

I’m going to publish my weird borked edited web page for the evil awful horrid honestly quite educational Storytelling Within the Web assignment right now so that the code is at the very least out there and accessible before the storm robs me of my interwebs. Here’s what it ought to look like (flaws and …

Hey You! Here is how you tell a Story Within the Web

For this Web Assignment we were asked to take any web page of our choice and alter the content of that web page (content, images) to make it tell a new story. Here is the screen shot of the page web page I chose to alter. (Just click on the image to see the details) …

baby hacks

hackey

baby steps baby steps
I need to play around with a more text-heavy site so I can play with all the colors and fonts, etc.!  I’ve used a lot of HTML before but since I was on a time crunch I just dawdled around Hackasaurus because Firebug wasn’t working…

Story Telling within the web

For this assignment, I chose to go to amazon and pick a gallon of Elmers glue that looked like a gallon milk. Then I edited the title, through FireBug and changed the title to ” when mommy needs her quiet time…she uses”. Long story short, my mother used to joke…

Mountain Lion Ad

Hurricane Sandy Bypasses East Coast, Baffles Meteorologists

Storytelling within the web!  This assignment would have been really fun if I didn’t have a massive case of writer’s block when I decided to get down to it.  I decided to remix a cnn webpage as if the coming hurricane-apocalypse mix was going to miss the east coast.

That’s…

Maid Robot?!

So I was wandering around the internet this week, and I happened to stumble across this cute maid robot for sale on JList.  Supposedly, this robot can do just about everything for me, and I can program it to do stuff if it can’t!  And it’s only $160!  I’ll never…

YouTube in An Alternate Universe of Niceness

I’ve excited that we brought back the within the web storytelling assignment to ds106- the one where we ask students to use a browser tool to “re-edit” the content of an existing web site to give it a whole new meaning. IN many ways this subverts the web in a…

Amazon has a new real housewives franchise…

Amazon’s new real housewives.
Yes, I did it. I transformed my guilty pleasure show into a ds106 affair. I used hackasaurus which made it super easy to do. I simply put the X-Ray goggles into my bookmarks bar and went to the page I wanted to edit. I clicked x-ray…

Lolspeak Virus, OMG!

Changing a webpage to tell a story is not for the faint of heart. I tried out the X-Ray Goggles recommended for the assignment, and could not get it to work (not sure if it was a problem with the … Continue reading

The Zombie King of Pop

Michael Jackson has Risen from the grave read the full story here.
In this week we started to do HTML and the web to tell stories. I took an HTML class back in highschool so I thought I’d give the whole Raw HTML thing a try and I think I…

Chicken Soup for the ds106 Soul-Storytelling within the web!

Storytelling Within the Web
From the Spring 2011 ds106 class came the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story ” you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop…

Cooking up Kittens

Storytelling Within the Web
“ you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop the design of the site, but rather intervene in the actual html and CSS of the site—though you can photoshop particular…

Hacking Away…

I thought this assignment was going to be very difficult and decided to take it on at the beginning of the week. Like most things about this class, I was wrong. Hackasaurus makes it so simple to do!
I got the inspiration for this ad during a halloween costume search.…

Google Recipe Search

he google recipe secret ingredient is… Children!

A Dirty Cop Cleans Himself Up: Soiled Harry

Basically, I transformed Harry the tough “do you fell lucky, punk” bad-ass into a pathetic loser with B.O, who undergoes a emotion jerking process of self-discovery:

On the Fence

MSN News tells the real story of the UMW fences!

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Tutorials So Far

Tutorial: Storytelling Within The Web!

This week every DS106 student was required to create a tutorial for an assignment in the DS106 Assignment Bank.  The assignment that I decided to create a tutorial for was the Storytelling Within the Web assignment that was required for this week.  I had trouble with this assignment at first, …