This project is worth twice as much as each of the other projects.
This project is a continuation of what you started in Project 6. It also uses the site definition from Lab 6 which was modified in Lab 7 to publish your web pages.
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 your material.
See Project 6 for your topic options.
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 Project 6.
You must have the following in your site:
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 F: 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 appropriate manner.
Submit the URL to your information website in the "Comments" field of your KV submission for Project 7. Similar to Lab 7, hand in only the URL, no files.