Rather than presenting your material using the standard mode (e.g., as a
Microsoft Word document), you will build a multiple-page, hyperlinked website
instead. This gives you more flexibility in how you format and tailor your
presentation, but raises some interesting questions as to how best to present
Prof Vander Linden has prepared a sample website
which demonstrates the technical requirements for your informational website.
You are responsible for the structural requirements outlined in the Dreamweaver project .
- An Image. Include at least one image. (An image on the
main title page such as the one in the example qualifies.)
- A List. Include an ordered or unordered HTML list. (The
list of pages on the navigation page of the sample website qualifies.)
- Hyperlinks. Include the following types of hyperlinks:
- a hyperlinked table of contents
- hyperlinks linking the pages sequentially (e.g., the "previous" and
"next" links in the sample site)
- a hyperlink to some external URL (put this on the Bibliography page so
that it is easy for the grader to find)
- extra credit: hyperlinks that link each of your
reference citations to your bibliography page (you need at least five of
these to get the extra credit)
- Text and Headers. Format your text and headers
- Consistent, Good Formatting. Each page should use the
same basic formatting (in terms of font, colors, spacing ,etc.). It is
best to avoid using text that is: in all capitals or all bold; light
colored on dark backgrounds; or rendered in unusual colors.
You must have the following in your site:
- A title page, with your paper title, an image and identification
information: your name, the class, the semester. If you wrote the paper for
a different class originally, indicate the class and semester of that
- A main navigational page for the reader that gives your thesis
statement and a hyperlinked table of contents
- Your title, name, class, and semester on each page
- A bibliography page with a standard format (e.g. MLA, APA) used
- Set the HTML "document title" to something appropriate for all your
webpages. See the DreamWeaver lab for instructions on how to do this.
- Be sure to block quote all long quotes. See the sample website for
instructions on how to do this.
- Proofread and spellcheck your pages.
You'll discover that hypertext provides some new capabilities for
delivering information not present in traditional papers. As a general rule,
however, never obscure the content of your paper with pointless bells and
whistles. Use hypertext capabilities competently and only when appropriate;
this will allow your readers to focus on the content, which is, after all, the
point of writing and presenting the material.
Make sure you check your website online. Even if it looks good in
Dreamweaver and in a browser from your H: drive, you must check it online as
well. (There can be serious problems with your site that only reveal
themselves after you publish the site on the web.)
For this project, if it's not online, it doesn't exist!
We'll focus heavily on the quality of your presentation. Content, spelling,
grammar and style will, of course, count as well, but the scales will be
tipped in favor of your ability to deploy web presentation technology in an
Submit the URL to your informational website as your Moodle submission. Hand in only the URL,