1. PLAN YOUR WEB SITE:
Determine your objectives ("I want to share
my interests with other teens" is very different than "I
want to obtain employment as a web professional"). Research
your target audience and write a psychological profile (see
profile as an attached Word document to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. DETERMINE YOUR CONTENT: How many pages will you need? What
are the titles of each page? How will your web site be organized?
Sketch out a site map and publish a text-only version of your site
3. DEVELOP THE VISUAL LOOK: In your sketchbook begin to conceptualize
ideas for this project (see
sample thumbnails). Make at least 10 sketches of all possible
directions you might take this project. Pay particular attention
to the typographic treatment of your name. Draw exactly how your
page will look. Edit your concepts down to your best three ideas
and redraw them inside a browser window using a felt tip pen (download
PDF file of a blank browser window).
Test how successful your concepts are by presenting them in class
4. EXECUTION: Based on the critique of the above, create a prototype "mockup" of
key pages in Adobe Photoshop. Place your art inside a blank browser
window (download layered PSD file).
Print out your prototype screen in b&w for critique and be
prepared to talk about how the design principles of unity, emphasis
are utilized in your layout.
5. PRODUCTION: Based on the critique of the above, make any
necessary adjustments to your Photoshop file, then optimize your
pictorial elements for the Web. Using Dreamweaver, combine your
pictorial elements with your content, then publish your site for
6. GRADING: Continue to update your links page as you complete
each project or lesson for this class. Your final semester grade
based on what is linked to your links page.
Note: the student work URL for this class is:
(where "jsmith" is your first initial followed by your last name)