Individual Case Project – Chapter 1
To complete the ongoing Individual Case Project for this book, you must create a complete standalone Web site. The site must have 6-10 pages, displaying at least three levels of information. You can choose your own content (careful!). For example, you can do a work-related topic, a personal interest site, or a site for your favorite nonprofit organization. The site will be evaluated for cohesiveness, accessibility, compliance with W3C standards, and visual design. At the end of each chapter, you will complete a different section of the project. For Chapter 1, get started by creating a project proposal, using the following outline. As you progress through the chapters of the book, you will complete different facets of the Web site construction, resulting in a complete Web site.
Project Proposal
Create a one- or two-page HTML document stating the basic elements you will include in your Web site. Create this document using your favorite HTML editor or Notepad. At this stage, your proposal is primarily a draft. At the end of Chapter 2, you will have a chance to modify the proposal and supplement the design details.
Include the following items, if applicable:
Site title
Rationale or Focus
Main Elements Outline
Target Audience
Design Considerations
Limiting Factors
Individual Case Project – Chapter 2
Visualize the page design for your site by sketching a number of page layouts for different information levels of the site. For example, sketch the main page, a secondary page, and a content page. You do not have to be concerned with the exact look of the elements, but be prepared to indicate the main components of the pages, such as headings, navigation cues, link sets, text areas, and so on.
Start to organize your site. Create a visual diagram (flowchart) that indicates the main page, section pages, content pages, and so on. Indicate the links between the pages. Indicate whether you will provide alternate navigation choices such as a table of contents and site map.