"Research Project"

DUE DATE: April 16, 2024

TIME:  at the beginning of your ART466 class (6:00PM)

*All HTML pages w/ images & completed CSS, should be finished by Week #11 (rough draft)


Pick a topic that you would like to do research on.
- Write/type 2 paragraphs about the research project (save it as a .pdf file).
- Think of how to apply user experience design to a website.
- Draw wire frames and a site structure.
- Design and build an informative website based on your research. 

This should NOT be a person, band, musical performer, celebrity, etc.
Please pick a broader topic such as a genre, a place, historical events, contemporary news, 
or a subject you are learning about. 
Almost anything goes

Things to think about...

- Who is your audience?
- What is the best way to present your topic of interest?
- How does your design relate to the subject matter?
- Do you need to design a logo?
- Will you find images, or make your own illustrations?


- Demonstrate the ability to use HTML & CSS code
( you can use Dreamweaver and/or BootStrap)
- Practice great onscreen typography
- Make something that is easy to navigate, easy to read, and looks great 
* use sound, or video 
* use a slideshow, or animation

(In other words, the site should look good on both desktop computers, and mobile devices) 


- come up with an idea, write a paragraph or 2 about it
- save it as a .pdf file.
- add link from your class web page, to your .pdf file

**draw site structure and wire frames 

- Design and build an informative website based on your research.


- Your webpages should look spectacular on desktop and mobile devices :) 

- You must use 1 External Style Sheet 
- You must use sound, or video.
- You must use ( high quality ) images of your topic. 
Do not use spaces, or start file names with capital letters, when saving your work.

- All webpages must have titles (no untitled documents) & at least 1 heading
- The 1st page should be saved as index.html

Your project must be turned in by the due date, and uploaded to a server before class
As always, it must look good

* More importantly, make something that will look good in your portfolio



- Come up with an idea!!
- Write 2 paragraphs about the research project.
- Think of how to apply user experience design to a website.
- Draw wire frames and a site structure.


- familiarize yourself with HTML & CSS, start planning the website
- do some research 
- start designing and building an informative website based on your research.
(background, typefaces, font colors, etc.) 


- Keep working on the project
** make or get: high resolution images, photos, illustrations, charts, graphs, and/or a logo.
And, you could make or get a video or two. 

- Practice uploading files to your server space 

[what you will turn in on the due date]

 You will turn in a directory with: 
- all images used in the site
- all the .html pages
- and CSS should be turned in
(I will copy them to an external hard drive, so be prepared)

You will present your work to the rest of the class

3) Please upload the project to:

*NOTE: You will have the opportunity to improve their work after the due date. 

Failure to turn in something on the due date will result in a 30% drop in the project grade. In other words, you will not get more than a "C" grade for late work. If you can not make it to class on the due date, to present your work, please email the professor with an explanation, and email what you completed.


Your grade will be determined by your ability to turn things in on time, and follow directions. 
The grade for your finished project will be based on your attention to detail, and the overall look of the website. 

All webpages designed for the site should have a consistent design or "feel".
All pages should be clearly labeled, have titles, and all the links should work. 
Make sure your site is easy to navigate. 
Your presentation will also affect your grade.

Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions.