Watkins Web 1

Project 2 Final Details

Submitting and Archiving

  • Project 2 is due in class on Monday, April 4.
  • As with Project 1, please be ready to copy your files onto my flash drive. Name your files index.html and style.css and make sure they are working together. If you have a multi-page site, just make sure the home page is called index.html. Then put your files in a folder called lastname-project2.

Criteria for Grading

As we’ve discussed, Project 2 requires that you wrangle text and/or images in order to communicate information in a systematic way, preferably one that takes advantage of the natural properties of web pages: scrolling, linking, hovers, etc. Whether you are doing a straightforward résumé, an infographic, a mini-biography, or some hybrid of all of those things, please keep the following in mind:

  • The fundamentals of typography and communication design in general still matter! Please check your spelling and grammar, use HTML entities for apostrophes, dashes, etc., and be deliberate about your typographic and layout choices. Use Textile if you’d like.
  • Finally, do your best to write your final XHTML and CSS efficiently — where possible, use techniques that we’ve reviewed in class, like opposing floats, to create a robust grid design, or descendent selectors, to reduce the amount of redundancy in your stylesheet.

I’m looking forward to seeing the final version of your work. Good luck!