An organization or club
Your Project will demonstrate mastery of the web development skills and concepts learned in this course. Your web site might be about a favorite hobby or subject, an organization or club you belong to, the company you work for, etc. Topic must be approved before you may begin to work on the web development. (30 marks) The web-page(s) should have the following characteristics: (a) A homepage (index. HTML) that links to a minimum of five distinct pages that you create. (b) All pages are designed and organized using good website design principles for usability, readability and easy navigation. ) Each page must contain appropriate text and images that provide information and value to the target audience. (d) The homepage should include links or buttons for different “functions”. (e) Text clearly labeling each page and link. (f) Multimedia file(s) e. G. Pictures, animations, audio, and video files. (g) At least one bullet list and one table. (h) Should be usable on at least two of the following browsers: Safari, Maxilla (or Firebox), Netscape Navigator, or Internet Explorer. 1 The following assessment criteria will be used: (a) Original, fresh content 0 Website content should be unique and up to date. B) Appearance њ Good use of color: an appropriate color scheme will contain 2 or 3 primary colors that blend well and create a proper mood or tone for your topic. 0 Text that is easily read: Use fonts that are easy to read and are found on most of today’s computer systems. Keep font size for paragraph text between 10 and 12 pets. ј Meaningful graphics: Don’t overload any one page with more than 3 or 4 images, and make sure that add meaning or context to your written content [l Quality photography: Use high quality photography. O Simplicity: Keep it simple and allow for adequate white space.
Don’t overload your site with overly complex design. (c) Content O Short and organized copy: Clearly label topics and break your text up into small paragraphs. T] Update your content: Dead or static content will not bring visitors back to your site. D Speak to your visitors: Use the word you as much as possible. Minimize the use of l, we and us. (d) Functionality O Every component of your site should work quickly and correctly. O Error-free copy: Double-check your facts and usuries, typos, incorrect grammar and punctuation, or misspellings. (e) Usability Simplicity: Keep your site simple and well organized. ј Fast-loading pages: A page should load in 20 seconds or less. CO Minimal scroll: This is particularly important on the first page. Create links from the main page to read more about a particular topic. O Consistent layout: Site layout is extremely important for usability. Use a consistent layout and repeat certain elements throughout the site. Prominent, logical navigation: Place your menu items at the top of your tit, or above the fold on either side. Limit your menu items to 10 or fewer. C] Descriptive link text: Usability testing shows that long link text makes it much easier for visitors to find their way around a site.
Long, descriptive link text is favored by Search Engines, too. Back links are important to give users a sense of direction and to keep them from feeling lost. Use a site map, and breadcrumbs, if necessary. O Cross-platform/browser compatibility: Different browsers often have different rules for displaying content. At a minimum, you should test your site in he latest versions of Internet Explorer, as well as Firebox and Safari. 2 Screen Resolution: Screen resolution for the typical computer monitor continues to increase.