Project 1: Website

Except where otherwise specified, you are not required to wait until the due date to complete and submit your work.


  1. DUE 9/7: Mockup, ready for peer review
  2. DUE 9/12: First draft, ready for peer review
  3. DUE 9/14: Report
  4. DUE 9/19: Final draft, ready to be graded


This Project asks you to create a website that introduces who you are to the class (your audience). The design and content should reflect some aspect(s) of yourself that you want to share with me and your classmates. It can be professional, personal, silly, serious ... the choice is yours. Later in the semester, you will be asked to revise your website for a different audience..

When creating your website, take into account what we’ve learned about design choices, and make smart decisions about

The Details

The following are requirements of this project:

Milestone 1: Mockup, ready for peer review

Create a website mockup for your project. Refer to Chapter 6 for help. The mockup should be as close as you can make it (something like Figure 6.2 will work) and should follow the guidelines on page 95. You will need to post your mockup to your blog; this could be a PDF, a scan of a hand-drawn mockup, or some other kind of digital file. Make sure that whatever you upload is oriented correctly; in other words, don’t post images that are rotated 90 degrees off of horizontal. Submit a link to your blog post on Blackboard.

Milestone 2: First draft, ready for peer review

The rough draft website should be online and fully usable. Other students will provide you with feedback in a draft workshop. Refer to Chapter 7. You should have as many of the bullet points on page 110 done as possible. Some may not be possible yet, but do the best you can. Submit a link to your draft site on Blackboard.

Milestone 3: Report

After peer review, write up a 300-word report that details what people liked, what they wanted to see changed, and what you intend to work on for the final draft. Submit this report on your blog. Submit a link to your blog post on Blackboard.

Milestone 4: Final draft, ready to be graded

Submit to Blackboard the final draft of your project in the form of a link to your website.

Adapted from an assignment by K. Arola http://arola.kuurola.com/355/fall14/project2.html