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01_The Personal Course Home Page

For this assignment, you'll create a single Web page that will be your personal home page for this course. It will serve to introduce yourself to me and your classmates--both verbally and visually--and to provide links to all your class projects and exercises, as well as to external Web sites that you would like to collect for yourself and your classmates. We will continue to add to, improve and revisit these pages during the semester. Rather than just a page of information, try to think of this page as your virtual living room for entertaining and helping people from the class. -more-

 

02_Analytical Essay One

Write an five-to-seven-page essay in which you do a detailed analysis of one Web site, which discusses three questions in light of specific readings of essays and discussions in online journals and weblogs. The web site you will write about will be something related to your University major or other area of interest to you. We will agree, one-by-one, on the site you will write about and the readings you will do in the course of writing your paper.

 

03_Essay Blog

An essay blog exploring topics of interest to your career path, done in a content management system such as WordPress or Drupal.

 

04_Analytical Essay Two

Write an five-to-seven-page essay in which you do a detailed analysis of one Web site, which discusses three questions in light of specific readings of essays and discussions in online journals and weblogs..

 

05_Client Project

You will create a Web-based project for a real-life client on campus or in the local area. The client can be an organization, a faculty member, a business, etc. In consultation with the client, you will first create a "beta" version of the site, which we will workshop in class. Then you will take the feedback you receive in the workshop to complete the finished project, which should be delivered to the client by the date of our final exam. You will also send the URL of the finished site to me as well. More to come..