art365 : design_for_the_WWW


"Artist Website"

ART 365

NOW DUE: APRIL 7th (Tuesday)


at the beginning of your Art365 class


Design, and build, an artist's website for a contemporary, living artist


- Demonstrate the ability to use HTML & CSS code
- Practice onscreen Typography
- Make something that is easy to navigate, easy to read, and looks great


- Pick an artist, not yourself .
(this can be an artist you know, or someone you are a fan of)
- Write something about the artist's life & work.
- Find images of the artist's work.
- Build a website for the artist.


- You must use 1 External Style Sheet
- all webpages must have titles (no untitled documents) & at least 1 heading
- ** the 1st page should be saved as index.html (especially splash pages)

- a bio or "about" section
- a gallery page (or pages) with at least 9 examples of their artwork
- information about the images (title, medium, date)
- another section of your choosing

- There should be at least 3 links on every page to navigate between the different sections
- Please include the sources of your information and images (somewhere on the site)


this week:

- familiarize yourself with HTML & CSS, start planning the website
- pick an artist
- do some research
- get (or make) digital images of artwork
- complete 3 webpages with at least 1 image on each page
*create working links between those 3 pages

next week:


the following week:
*bring in a lot of images*
- Keep working on the project

the following week:

- Finish the Project

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 your 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 to:


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.

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