Week 4 Assignments

Class Topics

Online Topic (Due Week 5)

Over the next two weeks we need to assemble a Web Rating Form we all can use to evaluate the final projects. This form will be broken down into two main areas: functionality and aesthetics/design.

This week you are being asked to post on the class electronic bulletin board one criterion for evaluating the functionality of a Web page. Each criterion has two parts: question and evaluation. For example:

Are there any broken links? yes or no
Title bar informative? Not Useful 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 Good Information

To receive full credit each criterion must be unique. If similar criteria are submitted, the posted date and time determine credit.

Functional criteria can fall into several categories. Dr. T. is open to any additions to the following categories that are a part of a Web page's functionality:

We will add to these criteria as we explore HTML/XHTML coding in more detail over the next few weeks.

Homework (Due Week 5)

  1. Read Chapter 3 and take the quiz. Be able to define the Key Terms and answer the end of chapter Review Questions. I would recommend trying the Exploration exercises that are interspersed throughout the chapter.
  2. BONUS: Complete Chapter 3 Explorations 1 thru 6 and email Dr. T. prior.html, select.html and poems.html. Two files are needed to complete the Chapter 3 Explorations:
    a. select.html
    b. poems.html.
  3. Email Dr. T. the storyboard for a genealogy Web site that tracks at least 5 families (25 points). All the families must be related by blood. Use a free-drawing program, like Paint or Paint Shop Pro, to create the storyboard. Every link and Web page must be shown in the storyboard. Lines representing links need arrowheads pointing at the target/destination page. Acceptable file formats for the storyboard are as follows:
  4. Create the genealogy Web site storyboarded above and post it on your Web site by the target date next week (75 points). The HTML files that make up this genealogy Web site must meet the following criteria to receive full credit:
  5. NOTE: There is no longer a need to send me the validation results from your most recent Web pages. You still need to validate any pages you post on your Web site, but I always validate your pages when grading so there is no need to send me the results.

Remember, 10% of this homework grade is based on the creative use of HTML tags presented in Chapters 2 and 3. Points will be deducted for the use of HTML tags that have not been introduced in these chapters.

FYI: Keyboard Alternatives

Alt + Tab Keys

When you have your browser and one or more text (ASCII) editor windows open at the same time you can jump from one to the other by holding down the Alt key and pressing the Tab key.

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