- Review of concepts
- Work on the project
April 02, 2020
We've covered in detail positioning and layouts. So far in our web design and development toolkit we have HTML, design basics including some color theory, typography, and CRAP principles, we have CSS, and we know how to make page layouts. At this point, you have a lot of the technical skills needed to make websites. Nice!
In the next two weeks, we'll be starting our second book, Don't Make Me Think by Krug. If you don't have this book yet, you should think about finding it soon. It's pretty inexpensive and a lot of publishers have made books free online during the pandemic, so that might be worth checking out.
The mastery exam was meant to be a coding exam that was completed in the classroom to demonstrate that you were familiar with layouts and positioning, and able to recreate a site based on a mock up. That is no longer feasible due to this class being remote, and so I've come up with a project that accomplishes similar goals.
You're a famous photographer! When did that happen?? Anyway, you've decided that you want to show off your photos by making a photography site. These photos do not have to be good. We're just working on our layout skills!
You have a lot of creative freedom here, but you should make sure your work falls within these constraints:
This represents the minimum you should do to successfully complete the project. You should feel free to go further – such practice will only improve your skills. All markup for this project should be in accordance with the HTML5 and CSS3 specifications. Feel free to be as creative as you want here! I'm excited to see what you come up with.
I don't care if you use other photography websites as motivation, in fact, I encourage it! Just make sure all the code that you write is your own.
I had the due date originally set for April 9th but am changing this to April 12th at 11:59 PM.
The project will be worth the same as the mastery exam: 30% of your grade. The rubric: