Ana Belmar Villar

Clues to read this Web Page

The first Index that appears, called the Primary Index , is focused on the literary hypertext of “Who is Flora?” from Travis Alber, on all the work I've done about it. At the end of each point you'll find linked images, which will take you by clicking them to the post of my blog from where I took most of  the information. 

And then, at the end-right-side  of the screen you'll find a link which takes you to the Secondary Index, where you'll find this clues to understand my web page better,  more info related to my second paper process, also a personal opinion  and some direct links to my blog, the secondpaper.html and the main menu of my website in

As I had problems linking all the aspects of my web site with my second paper, because of the structure I made on the website, I've had to do double work. In my website I've used a structure which I thought was very nice, because I didn't need one webpage per topic; I tried to integrate everything in two single pages. But I couldn't link that with my SecondPaper.html because when all the links will take you to the index, and then you would have to click in the topic. So, I've had to create sigle pages to every topic in order to link them to my second paper. So you can read my web page through my Indexes or through my Secondpaper.html .

Structure of my Second Paper

I wanted my Second Paper to have some similarities with “Who is Flora” as Vicente told us in his class. But the design was hard to imitate because the whole hypertext has been done with Macromedia Flash, and I didn’t had the time to learn how to use that language and that program.
So, I decided to focus on the structure more than in the design. I won’t use backgrounds from the hypertext, nor even pictures.
And where’s is the similarity between the hypertext and this structure?, well, as the author sais in the “About this project-screen”, “To the right of some Flora’s “screens” have added my own thoughts– my refections on travel and time, in response to Flora.” ; I’m adding my own website analysis and my personal opinion about things not related  directly with the hypertext.
So we have 2 different Indexes. The first one, which is the Primary Index ( the Main-screen in “Who’s Flora?”), where I’ve added all the parts of my work related directly with the hypertext, with the analysis, and extra information about the author. And then we have a Secondary Index (the Right-screen in “Who’s Flora?”), where I’ve added my personal opinion about my second paper, the structure of it, and why I’ve done it this way, and some other links not related directly with “Who’s Flora?” or Travis Alber.
Here’s the first diagram I made and the things I wrote in my blog when I was thinking about this structure:
As you can see in this diagram, there are two different line’s colors. That’s because the structure is not going to be “linear”. As I wanted my web page to have similarities with the hypertext I’m working about, my index.html page will have: an index of the “grey” points, and then at the end of the web page, in the right side there will be an image that will take you to the other points, which are aspects from my website, not from “who’s Flora?”’s hypertext, such as the structure of my webpage,  my personal opinion about this subject, etc.

Personal Opinion

I've been working very hard with these subjects, and I was afraid that effort wasn't going to be reflected in my final work. I've been quite stressed because I had so many things in mind, so many ideas I wanted to work on, that suddenly it was a little too much work, and I couldn't afford it. If I had had more time, this work would have been loads better. There are a lot of points that I wanted to work about, and a lot of texts that I wanted to read and to relate with my work. But I haven't had the time. And, maybe the final result of my Second Paper isn't as good as I wanted it, but, I think I've done a good job anyway.

The better thing, and the most interesting experience has been working with my blog. I've had blogs before in my life, but this blog has changed my perspective of blogs, and has opened my eyes to new and very useful way of working. I've been writing in English during 3 months in that blog, and I have felt an improvement. It is a weird experience because you know that you're writing in a place where anyone could read what you're saying and that has more pressure than when you write a class writing or a work, because you know that the only one who's going to read it is the teacher. It also has been positive in the aspect of being able to communicate with the rest of my class mates, and being able to see how they were working with their own blogs. 

Also, one of the most positive aspects of the blog was when I found a good use for it: the web page guide I made. It was positive because people started visiting and commenting in my blog, telling me that it was useful someway, and thanking me for my work. I think that was one of the first things Vicente told us about our blogs: that we had to make them useful or interesting if we wanted people to read them. Well, the truth is that the aim of that guide was not only a way of making my blog be useful, but also helping my class-mates.

The only part of the subjects I don't like is the tests. And I'm saying this maybe because I have to do one hundred questions tomorrow about more than 20 texts. I've read them but it is impossible for me to study them and make this work all together. In my opinion, it would have been better to comment the texts on the blog or something like that in order to see if we had read them. But, I'll do them anyway, that's the teacher's rules.

I've found the classes very interesting, both from Métodos and from Narrativa, and I wish there would be more teachers using these tools with their subjects. I'll find an excuse to keep using my blog, because I have became an addict.

To conclude with this personal opinion, I hope the idea of this web site has been understood, and sorry for all of the mistakes that could be found here (including grammar/spelling mistakes). Hope you enjoyed my work, as much as I enjoyed doing it, and reading the hypertext.

*I forgot to say I sent an e-mail to Travis Alber last week but I got no answer yet. That's a shame because that would had been great to have her opinion about my work, and to add her ideas here.

Blog Process

I’ve been working with my blog to do this Second Paper, writing down ideas, and also notes from class . Here is the list of posts, in chronological order, that are related with this Second Paper.

My Blog

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