Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Curation 3

     This week I have collected much more information and things for my curation project. I found a website that has many different dairy free recipes that I enjoyed very much. I also found a gluten free blog that a woman who has been gluten free for years has created for other people's use. Both of these have been amazing additions to my curation project. 
     Even though those two additions were great I still think that my best addition this week was a blod that I found where a man turns all different kinds of normal recipes into allergy free recipes. He uses recipes that I never thought could be made allergy free. It amazed me looking through his information. 
     The biggest obstacle that I have to overcome is still including a hyperlink because right now all of my links are just text... I will fix this problem by asking Mr. Allen about it ASAP because I keep forgetting to ask him about it in class. 
     The next three steps I have to do are very similar to the last post's next three steps. I am still going to have to collect more dairy free recipes, gluten free recipes, and egg free recipes. Then I will search for recipes that deal with different combinations of allergies. That is pretty much all I have left to do for this project. After I finish curating information I will then go through and make sure that the things I have are the best of the best in order to make sure my project is an 'A' worthy project. 
     So far this project has been going pretty smoothly. I think the directions were very clear and I have been able to understand the concept since the beginning. The only problem I'm having is creating the hyperlinks, but I should be able to figure that out eventually. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Curation 2

          This week I was able to get alot of information into my curation website. I actually added many website links to all of my categories. I found a few great pages that really enhance the website. One of those was a blog that had so many dairy free recipes. 
          My most interesting link was one that had over 100 different allergy related recipes on it. I was amazed when I found this link. My biggest obstacle is still geting the links to be able to be clicked on. Right now there is no way to interact with them without copying and pasting the link into the search bar. This is a huge inconvenience for my users so I need to get this straightened out ASAP. 
          The next 3 steps while moving forward are pretty simple. First of all, I need to find many more dairy free recipes. Next, I need to find more gluten free recipes. After that, I need to find egg free recipes. After all three of those are complete I will then begin searching for recipes with multiple allergies. This project is going pretty well so far. My feedback is that we should have more time to work on this in class because I find it harder to complete out of class. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Curation Update #1

            I began earlier this week curating and creating my very own webpage about living with food allergies! I thought of this idea because I am allergic to dairy, eggs, and gluten so I thought that I could give my knowledge and other people's knowledge of preparing food without those ingredients to people with similar allergies. 
            When I first began I just designed the layout and put everything where I wanted it to be, then came the difficult part, finding the best information to put on my site. This is when I decided that instead of curating specific recipes I would curate places to find those recipes. This made it simpler for me and also simpler for the users of my website. 
            My most interesting piece of information so far is probably a blog that I found that has tons of gluten free options on it! is the website that I found it all on. I am having trouble inserting hyperlinks into my website, and also this blog. That has been my most difficult challenge so far with this curation project. 
            Next, for this project, I need to finish up finding places for gluten free recipes then my next step will be to find dairy free recipes! This project is exciting for me since I actually have these allergies. It's helping me realize that there are tons of recipes out there and I'm hoping it will help other people too!