Type Challenges are short assignments that we do during class


  • Make a new post:
    • ADD title  “yourlastname_firstname_TC_OpenLab_setup”
    • Then right under (plus sign), Start writing or type:
      What is your favorite typeface? Why?
  • Add an image:
    • Design a name tag for yourself. Try to use expressive lettering to convey who you are or how you feel.  You can sketch or use any application you want.
    • Take a photo of of your tag and upload (there are a few ways of doing this) it to the to your OpenLab post, name jpg:   “lastname firstName_tag.jpg”
  • Categories
    Under the GEAR to the right of the screen GO to DOCUMENT>CATEGORIES, then check the following categories:  “Student Post ” and “Student Post Type Challenge”
  • Then Publish

    MORE detailed instructions are below under RESOURCES

Due Date(s)

  • During Class


How to Use Open Lab

Adding a Post:

  1. In the WordPress Dashboard, click on the tab Posts > Add New to create a new post
  2. Add a title in the title box at the top.
  3. Add an image (Add > Media) or formatted written content using the Post Editor.
  4. Add the relevant Category (choose from the existing list).
  5. Click Save Draft for later or click Publish to publish immediately.  

How to add images to OpenLab

From your mobile device
“Image Size” app Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.vsmedia.imagesize&hl=en_US
“Image Size”  IOS App Store  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-size/id670766542  

Resize Images in OpenLab
Most digital cameras and  phones are likely to be set to take images that are vastly larger than a user of a computer screen is likely to need

Insert Images into a Post

Create a Gallery In a Post

Edit a Gallery In a Post