Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Struggling with non-linear writing

The assignment I’m currently struggling with is to write a magazine-style article and then edit it for the web.

I’m coding the website in Dreamweaver, and have the layout and design pretty much done after 20+ hours of coding. I didn’t understand CSS at all until I tried using it in Dreamweaver. Now my only problem is getting it to work correctly in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The writing is more difficult. I understand the concept of “chunking,” and writing for the Internet, but the assignment asks a little more: non-linear writing.

If a viewer can enter and exit a website at any point, how do I make sure that the point is made?
How can you tell a story without the “once upon a time….happily ever after” format?
Suggestions, anyone?

  • Mindy McAdams

    Have a look at this site — full of ideas for you — The Elements of Digital Storytelling.

  • Mindy McAdams

    Have a look at this site — full of ideas for you — The Elements of Digital Storytelling.

  • Megan Taylor

    Mindy,
    Wow, thank you! That site is amazing. I saw that Bryan at ICM also plugged the site. It really cleared up some of the fog.

  • Megan Taylor

    Mindy,Wow, thank you! That site is amazing. I saw that Bryan at ICM also plugged the site. It really cleared up some of the fog.

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