Task ② ⇒ web development
a multi-level web site
This is the second component - a multi-level, personal web site
You may choose the Pathfinder option in lieu of the personal web site.
You may use any applicable tool to do this task. You may hard code your site using only a text editor, like Notepad or Notepad ++. You may use a familiar tool, like Microsoft Word, to create your site, paying close attention to the peculiarities of using a tool optimized for text as a tool to create web pages. You may use an html editor - any free editor or one of the editors in the lab such as Dreamweaver
You may use this as an opportunity to try out different things because the requirements for task success are fairly constrained and provide you ample experimental leeway.
You will have several models to look at for ideas. You may make your site exactly like the examples if you wish, but I hope that you will find this task useful enough to custom-build your sites to meet your own needs and design ideas.
You will create a web site for use in your work with this and other classes. In its structure, your site will look something like this diagram (which, coincidentally, is an image map).
In particular, your site will include the following:
- a top level home page that will incorporate at least your name, your email address [which should not be retrievable by a web crawler], and links to at least the second level pages on your web site
- three second level pages
- a second level page about you. The information on it may be real or imaginary, but it needs to be somewhat professional. The page needs to include a link to a pdf version of an on-line résumé. Again, the information on the résumé may be real or imaginary, but it needs to be somewhat professional.
- a second level page that lists all the courses you are currently taking (even if this is only this one). Put links on this page to the home pages for each class you are taking so that you can always find the bookmark for your class pages.
- a second level page that introduces topics or items of interest to you. This second level page should incorporate a list of "the ten cultural works that have most influenced your life or opened up new windows on the world", similar to this model [look at page 47 of the text, or page 5 (3 of 4) of the PDF], but you can use the interests page as a palate to place anything you want on it
four third level pages
- In the model above, there is a third level page for each of Tasks 3-6. In this model, for Tasks 3-6, when you complete your tasks, you will post them on your task page and tell me via email that they are there for me to retrieve. You will do this by placing an object of your choice on each of these pages and the object will be hyperlinked to the completed task file which will be stored in your password protected directory.
- if you wish, for your design considerations, to replace the third level task pages with third level interests pages, you may do so. But you will then need to place hyperlinks to the completed tasks on your second level classes page (so that your site will include links to your completed tasks)
Look and feel
Pay attention to ITS's 14 Web Commandments (they are about two-thirds of the way down the linked page) as you design your site.
Keep your site consistent in look. If you don't choose to use a template, at least ensure that all the pages share a similar look in terms of backgrounds, font style and color, and use of bullets.
Don't overload your home page. Keep it simple so that it loads quickly
use hyperlinks (either as text or as linked image objects) to ensure the user can navigate throughout your site.
Every page in the site should have hyperlinks to your home page.
All pages should have links to other pages on the same level in the site structure. In our example above,
- about should have links to home, classes, and interests
- classes should have links to home, about, and interests
- interests should have links to home, about, and classes
- each of the four task pages should have links to all other task pages
All pages should have links to pages one level below it in the site structure. In our example above,
- home would have links to about, classes, and interests
- classes would have links to each of the four task pages
All pages should have links to pages one level above it in the site structure.
- the links to home will suffice for this requirement for about, classes, and interests
- each of the task pages should have a link to the classes page and to the home page
Saving to a server
When you create this site, create it to a folder on your computer give the folder the name you want for your site.
When you publish it to Isis, publish the entire folder.
After you have published your web site, send me a note telling me that it is ready for viewing and tell me your site's URL so I can find it. When I type in http://www.unc.edu/~<yourOnyen>/ or http://www.unc.edu/~<yourOnyen>/<yourFolderName> I should open up your home page. This means your home page should be named index.htm or index.html.
Standard - specific guidance
The task 02 gradesheet contains the specific standards and their weighted values.
If you prefer the Pathfinder website option, you may do that instead.