This is a requirement to pass the course - you must have a web
site out on the Internet.
Your project is to generate a professional web site that could be used by a real company. Your site should be what I would consider “G rated”. My very strong preference is that you contact a friend or talk to a company where you work and get information about what the company would like - if this isn't possible then you will have to be the contact person at your fictitious company and wear two hats.
You need to decide on a look/feel for your web site and a goal or goals that you want to accomplish. Part of the project is to pass in a paper articulating this information. You should think through the navigation of the site and use techniques that you will make your site easy to work with. In addition, you must map your site - this should be passed in along with the project. This use of the term map means to provide a flow of the pages in your site. There are examples of this at the site! There must be multiple pages or files associated with the site. Clearly you should be creating a masterpiece! However, given the time constraints you may have to settle for a little less!
You have been given an area on cisweb to install this project. If you want to experiment with an external site, you can explore alternatives. For example, you can go to www.brinkster.com and set up a free web site. However, the site you pass in to me should be on the BCC area you were given so I can go in and see code etc.
You should do this site using HTML5 and you should be setting up multiple pages. If three-quarters of your pages validate then you qualify for an A. If three-quarters of your pages do not validate, the highest grade you can get is a B. You need to send me a list of pages and how they validated or did not validate.
The site should be written using just HTML5 and CSS. Your style should be exclusively done with CSS. You cannot include pages that were created using any application package.
You should send me the address of the site and you should also send me the HTML pages that you loaded at the site. Sometimes code is added when you are using the free sites (this is not a problem if you use the BCC site)! I want to see you original code.
Contact me if you are having problems!
Your grade will have two parts:
the first will be for creating a web site that conveys the look/feel and the goals you are trying to achieve and is easy to understand and navigate - your map will be included in this grade (a map of the site should be included as a page at the site – explore how professional websites map their sites)
the second will be for technical execution and sophistication - a site that successfully uses some of the more sophisticated things we have discussed will receive a better grade than one that uses only the basics – if you successfully use things you have referenced and we have not covered that is an added boost to your grade