FAQs

  • Q. What is Inter-Global Media Network, Inc., and what does it offer?

  • A. Inter-Global Media Network, Inc., is Maria Campbell's business name, and she offers web development consultation, operating system (OS) consultation, building applications and web sites, teaching, and one-on-one tutoring the aforementioned subjects.

  • Q. What kinds of web development consultations or services does Maria provide?

  • A. Perhaps you don't know what stack you should use for your application or site. Perhaps you don't know which DevTools to use or how to integrate them into your application. Perhaps you don't know how you should go about structuring it. Perhaps you are stuck on an issue in your web site or application you can't solve, and perhaps don't have the time to focus on it. Perhaps you need site or application maintenance, updating, or refactoring. Perhaps you just need to have something built! Or perhaps you need to acquaint yourself with your computer's operating system (OS) or computer in general (current OS: macOS Monterey). And so on.

  • Q. What kinds of applications or sites does Maria build?

  • A. Maria's specialty stack is JavaScript. Front and back. However, she also works with WordPress (which also includes JavaScript, HTML, and CSS), and uses her own custom theme. She can also provide a commmunity add-on to WordPress web sites. And coming from digital photography and video, she likes to work with digital media features within her sites and/or applications.

  • Q. Where does Maria teach?

  • A. Currently she is an Adjunct Professor at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, N.Y. AKA CityTech. She teaches Web Design and Front End JavaScript with a sneak peak into Node.js.

  • Q. Does Maria teach both classes at the same time?

  • A. No. Only one class at a time. And both classes meet once a week.

  • Q. What does Maria "teach" outside of the classroom?

  • A. Maria is available for one-on-one instruction for the same subject matter she teaches in the classroom. Just as in the classroom, this would include how to build your own (basic) static website and how to host it on a remote hosting service. Everyone should have some sort of online presence other than just social media. And because we are becoming more and more dependent on technology, everyone should have a certain level of technical knowledge and skills. You never know when you might need them for work OR in your personal life. Having such an edge can only increase your (self) worth!

  • Q. Does Maria teach anything other than web development?

  • A. YES. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she found that there were a lot of people in her environment who had become isolated because of their lack of technical knowledge or access, so she began offering private macOS computer and iOS classes. The subject matter is structured around the individual needs of each student.

  • Q. Does Maria only teach college-age students privately?

  • A. No. All ages are welcome. In fact, she initially came up with the idea to teach seniors, because the pandemic impacted them the most.

  • Q. Is Maria also available for technical writing?

  • A. Absolutely. She has done a voluminous amount of technical writing over the years as well as for her courses, and she is very good at it.

  • Q. Where can I find some samples of her work?

  • A. To view applications and/or web sites she has built, visit the Projects tab in the header navigation menu. To view technical posts she has written, visit the Blog tab in the header navigation menu.

  • Q. What drives Maria in her work? What is her philosphy? Her mission? Her goals?

  • A. To learn more about Maria's work philosophy, mission, and goals, visit the About tab in the header navigation menu.

  • Q. What is the purpose of the crescent moon in desktop view to the right of the header navigation menu?

  • A. When you click on the crescent moon, you are transitioned into dark mode.

  • Q. I see a sun in desktop view to the right of the header navigation menu. What does it mean?

  • A. It means that you are in dark mode. When you click on the sun, it transitions you into light mode. In light mode, the sun transforms into a crescent moon.

  • Q. What is the "Load Comments" button about at the bottom of all the blog and project posts?

  • A. When you click on the "Load Comments" button, it will load the comments for the post/project you are on. This is useful for when you are on a project or blog post and you want to see what comments have been made.

  • Q. What is the Comment box with the green that appears after I click on the "Load Comments" button?

  • A. The Comment box is where you can create and submit a comment. The repositoary for this site is public on Github, because the comment system used here called Giscus, powered by Github Discussions, requires the owners of repositories using Giscus to make their sites' Github repositories public.

  • Q. How exactly does Giscus work?

  • A. Giscus lets visitors leave comments and reactions on a website via Github. So not only do the comments appear on the web site, but they also appear in the site repository's Discussions tab.

  • Q. Is Giscus open source?

  • A. Yes. And it is free to use.

  • Q. Is a database needed?

  • A. No. All data is stored in Github discussions.

  • Q. Is there anything I need to do in order to be able to leave a Giscus comment?

  • Q. Is there anything else I have to do?

  • A. YES. To comment, you must authorize Giscus to post on your behalf using the Github OAuth flow. You can also choose to comment on the site's Github Discussion directly.

  • Q. When does the Giscus authorization process take place?

  • A. The authorization process kicks in when you try and submit your first comment.