- Discuss Krug chapters 1-7
- Introduce final project
April 14, 2020
Today, we're introducing your final web design and development project. It will be a culmination of everything we've learned so far and it's worth 30% of your final grade.
You will be making a a personal website that showcases your professional skills. To successfully complete this task you should be able to exhibit mastery in the objectives of the homeworks, and also able to:
If you are planning to get into a writing career, you should include writing samples. If you are planning on being a photographer, it should include photos. If you want to be a web developer, it should showcase some of the web development work you've done. This can include any writing, a technical blog, photos, etc. The design is really up to you. It should follow CRAP principles, make use of color theory, typography, etc. It should be responsive, which is a concept we'll cover in the next few weeks. This is more than a test of your technical abilities (unlike the mini layout project). You should be able to demonstrate a mastery of HTML, CSS, layouts, and design.
It should include (at a minimum):
Including just the content above will not get you an A. You need to put time and thought into the content, the media (images, videos), the layout, colors, typography, etc. This is your chance to show me and the world what you've learned.
We will have further impromptu activities and check-ins relating to this as we go.
Juniors - if you go on to take CIS 375, Advanced Web Development, you'll be able to expand on it with Dr. Fee.
Seniors - If you're a senior, this project could be critical to you finding a job. In the current economic crisis, people aren't hiring. Unemployment is at a record high currently, and having a solid portfolio is basically a requirement to break into web development or graphic design, and a lot of other technical fields. This project will probably be more important and necessary for your class than it has been in the past few years and so I hope that you take it seriously. I will do my best to help you along as much as I can because I want you all to have good jobs and be successful.