Lab Assignment
"Planning Web Project"
This lab assignment "Planning Web Project" may be hand written and sketched.

With any large project, planning is important.  Therefore, some preliminary planning is necessary before starting your final project.

  Web design tips for the beginner. 

The subject and content of your web site is of your choosing.  Please use good taste and judgment.  You will be showing your finished web project to the rest of the class.  Suggestions for a subject are a hobbies, sports, activities, businesses (real or made up), clubs, etc.  A topic not allowed is game playing/role playing.  I have seen too many sites in the past on that topic.  I would like students to expand their horizons and discuss their other interests.

Preview the Web Project Final assignment so that you can see what it is you are working towards.

You will be turning in at least 5 pages of sketches (one for each page).  Each page must consist of a sheet of 8 1/2" X 11" paper (or larger).  Small sketches on a single sheet of paper will not be allowed.   More pages are allowable.

To navigate from one page to another, you will need links. It looks professional if the links are in a vertical or horizontal arrangement.  Most web sites place the links in the same general area of each page so that it is easy for the end user to figure out the navigation structure of your site.

All the pages in the site should have the same basic "look and feel" so that the site looks whole, complete, and professional.  Same "look and feel" means that in general, fonts, colors, layouts, etc, look similar and contiguous between all the pages on the site.

For each individual page that comprises the web site:

  • Hand sketch the overall layout of the page
  • Describe what the content for each page will be.
  • Sketch where the images, tables, lists, etc. will be on the page.
  • Show the links on the page and where they link to.

Turning in your assignment:

  • Make a photo copy of your assignment.  You keep the original, your instructor gets the copy.
  • Staple or use a paper clip to keep your assignment together.
  • Write your name on the top page.
  • Turn it in to your Instructor.

Sample student sketches from the past year.

Your instructor will go over your turned in assignment in class to make suggestions and improvements.
It will be graded promptly  and returned to you in class.

Sample student web projects from the past year.

Grading criteria:

Criteria Points
Navigation structure clear and consistent. 1
Text displayed in a different font, size, and color.
and a background color or a background image is used.
At least one ordered or an unordered list
and at least one table.
At least 5 pages of content and at least 5 images used. 1
Assignment in on time. 1