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Course Syllabus IT237 Web Design 2 – revised 6/25/10 Course Start Date: 06/14/2010 Course End

Course Syllabus

IT237

Web Design 2 – revised 6/25/10

Course Start Date: 06/14/2010 Course End Date: 08/15/2010

Please print a copy of this syllabus for handy reference.

Whenever there is a question about what assignments are due, please remember this syllabus is considered the ruling document.

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Facilitator Information

Jeanne Hart-Convery jhconvery@email.phoenix.edu (University of Phoenix) jhconvery@aol.com (Personal) 609.647.0606 (Eastern)

Facilitator Availability

I am available from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastern Time on most days, but I attempt to reserve Sunday for my family. On

Saturdays, I tend to be online in the afternoons. If these times are not convenient for you, please let me know. I will

be happy to accommodate your schedule, if possible. I provide you with these times to make it easier to communicate with me, and not to limit our contact.

I want you to know that, should you need to contact me outside these time frames, you should not hesitate to do so.

For emergencies, when you are not able to gain access to messages on the Online Learning System (OLS), please send a message to my personal email address. In the event a third party needs to contact me, please direct them to my contact information listed under "facilitator information." No third party should use your login credentials to gain access to the classroom.

Where to Go to Class

Main: This is the main forum for the class and is where discussion is conducted. It has read-and-write access for everyone.

Chat-Room: This is a read-and-write access forum. It is designed as a place to discuss issues not related to the course content. This is the forum to which we will send our bios.

Course-Materials: This is a read-only forum, which means you can read messages here but cannot send any. This is where I will post the course syllabus and materials.

Individual Forum: You will see one forum with your name on it. This is a private forum, shared only by you and me, the facilitator. Your classmates will not have access to this forum. You can ask questions here. However, if you have general questions about instructions of assignments, please post those in the Main forum, since other students may benefit by that exchange as well.

Where to Submit Your Assignments

Assignment Section: This is where you will submit all formal assignments. Navigate to the Assignments link on eCampus. Locate the link to Assignments and submit your assignment as an attachment. You are not to submit any assignments to you Individual Forum anymore so make sure that ALL assignments are submitted to the Homework Folder.

Policies

For class policies, please see the "Policies" link on the left side of the Materials page for the course on eCampus. Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within that link. University policies are subject to change so please be sure to read them at the beginning of each class as it may have changed since your last class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities it is important you read the policies governing your current class modality.

Technical Support

Technical Support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 1-877-832-4867, or use the e-mail support form. Answers to the most common issues are found in the Knowledge Base by clicking Help, found at the top of every student Web site.

Feedback

Each week, I will provide grades or scores and comments on your assignments.

Grading Formula

Points Grade 950+ A
Points
Grade
950+
A

900-940

A-

870-890

B+

840-860

B

800-830

B-

770-790

C+

740-760

C

700-730

C-

670-690

D+

640-660

D

600-630

D-

<590

F

Course Description

See eCampus.

Course Topics & Objectives

See eCampus.

Course Materials

See eCampus.

Point Values and Due Dates for Course Assignments

ASSIGNMENTS

 

Points

(Week 1) Due – Bio, 2 DQ’s, 1 Checkpoint

 

Discussion Questions Due Tuesday and Thursday Participation – All week Tuesday to Sunday 12am Phoenix Time CheckPoint: Toolwire ® Tutorials and Toolwire ® Lab: Creating a Basic Web Page – Due Day 5, Friday

10

10

50

(Week 2) Due - 1 Checkpoint, 1 Exercise & 1 Assignment

 

CheckPoint: CSS Description Types – Due Day 3, Tuesday Exercise: Project Proposal – Due Day 5, Friday

50

10

Assignment: Toolwire – Due Day 7, Sunday

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Lab: Adding an Embedded Style Sheet to Modify Headings

100

(Week 3) Due - 1 Checkpoint, 2 DQ’s

 

CheckPoint: Home Page, Due Day 5, Friday Discussion Questions Due Tuesday and Thursday Participation – All week Tuesday to Sunday 12am Phoenix Time

50

10

10

(Week 4) Due - 1 Checkpoint, 1 Assignment

 

CheckPoint: Absolute and Relative Links – Due Day 3, Wednesday Assignment: Expanding Your Web Site – Due Day 7, Sunday

50

100

(Week 5) Due - 1 Checkpoint, 2 DQ’s

 

CheckPoint: Graphic Elements and Images, Due Day 5, Friday Discussion Questions Due Tuesday and Thursday Participation – All week Tuesday to Sunday 12am Phoenix Time

50

10

10

(Week 6) Due - 1 Checkpoint, 1 Assignment

 

CheckPoint: Quick Check - Due Day 3, Tuesday Assignment: Layout With CSS – Due Day 7, Sunday

50

100

(Week 7) Due - 1 Checkpoint, 2 DQ’s

 

CheckPoint: Forms – Due Day 5, Friday Discussion Questions Due Tuesday and Thursday Participation – All week Tuesday to Sunday 12am Phoenix Time

50

10

10

(Week 8) Due - 1 Checkpoint, 1 Assignment

 

CheckPoint: Professional Standards – Due Day 3, Wednesday Assignment: Web Site Publishing Process – Due Day 7, Sunday

50

100

(Week 9) Due - 1 Capstone, 1 Final Project

 

Capstone Question - Due Day 2, Tuesday Participation – All week Tuesday to Sunday 12am Phoenix Time Final project: Refine Your Site – Due Sunday 12am Phoenix Time

20

80

10

Total

1000

Week One

Week One: Introduction to HTML and XHTML

Identify basic HTML tags and attributes.

Compare basic XHTML tags and attributes to DHTML and HTML.

Explain the importance of viewing and testing markup code in various Web browsers.

Develop HTML code that displays content in a Web browser.

Week 1 - Weekly Reminders

Discussion Questions

Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement. Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.

DQ 1 – Due Tuesday - Why is it important to test your Web pages in various Web browsers? Post a 100- to 150 word response based on the readings this week and additional Internet research. Cite your sources.

DQ 2 – Due Thursday - Define two HTML or XHTML tags. Include the tag names in the subject line of your initial response. Do not duplicate tags presented by a classmate. Provide the syntax of the tag along with its purpose in your definition. As your participation response to a classmate, find your classmate’s tag in a Web site. Include in your response the URL of the Web site and your opinion regarding what it was intended to do for the site.

Summary of Week 1 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

DQ 1

Main Forum

Day 2 - Tuesday

DQ 2

Main Forum

Day 4-

Thursday

CheckPoint: Toolwire ® Tutorials and Toolwire ® Lab:

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

 

Creating a Basic Web Page

Day 5 - Friday

Grading Guide for Creating a Basic Web page Lab

Completion points: Student completed the Toolwire ® tutorials and lab.

5

points

Proper HTML structure

5

points

Instructions followed for lab

 

25

points

Error-free coding

5

points

Soccer Web page and image reside in the homework folder

 

10

points

Total

50 points

Week Two

Week Two: Using Styles

Describe how styles are applied for formatting Web content.

Describe the three types of CSS styles.

Apply embedded styles to control various attributes of a Web page and its content.

Demonstrate how you would use one CSS technique or tags to enhance the look of content in a Web browser.

Week 2 - Weekly Reminders

Summary of Week 2 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

CSS Description Types CheckPoint

Assignments link

 

on eCampus

Day 3 – Wednesday

Proposal Exercise

Assignments link on eCampus

Day 5 - Friday

Toolwire ® Lab: Adding an Embedded Style Sheet to Modify Headings

Assignments link on eCampus

Day 7 - Sunday

Grading Guide for Adding an Embedded Style Sheet to Modify Headings

Added embedded style sheet

40

points

Redesigned page by adding style for only the headings

40

points

Saved revisions as NameCSS2.html where Name is the first initial of student’s first name and last name. Example: asmith.html

10

points

Submitted to homework folder on Toolwire ®

10

points

 

100

Total

points

Week Three

Week Three: Web Site Development

Explain the importance of file organization for a Web site.

Demonstrate how you would use an external CSS to enhance the look of content in a Web browser.

Apply external CSS to control various attributes of a Web page and its content.

Week 3 - Weekly Reminders

1. Readings

Review Appendix A.

Read Tutorials 3 & 6 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS.

Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

2. CheckPoint: Home Page

Resources: Toolwire ® Student Desktop, Toolwire ® Lab: Creating and Enhancing a Homepage using CSS

Complete the Toolwire ® Lab: Creating and Enhancing a Homepage using CSS.

Note. The Toolwire ® lab is a learning tool to help you complete the CheckPoint. Complete the Toolwire ® lab as you are instructed within the lab. The Toolwire ® lab is worth 5 points of the CheckPoint’s total points.

Hand code a basic Web page describing your profession, hobbies, or interests using

Microsoft ® Notepad or Code View in Adobe

page of your Web site.

®

Dreamweaver ® . This page will be the home

Save your site’s home page as “index.html” to your IT237-Name folder on your computer.

Check the HTML code in your “index.html” file using the HTML Validator located on the W3C Web site. A link to this site is located on the student Web site.

Submit to your Homework folder on Toolwire ® .

3. Discussion Questions

Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement. Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.

What are the advantages of external CSS compared to internal CSS? Explain situations in which each is the appropriate type. Given these situations, which type do you think would be more useful for the majority of Web pages?

Identify one CSS technique or tag described in Tutorial 3 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS that enhances the look of content in a Web browser. Include the syntax of the tag and the effect it provides for the Web audience.

Summary of Week 3 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

DQ 1

Main Forum

Day 2 - Tuesday

DQ 2

Main Forum

Day 4 - Thursday

Home Page CheckPoint

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 5 - Friday

Home Page Grading Guide

Completion points: Student completed the Toolwire ® lab.

5 points

IT237-Name folder created where Name is the first initial of student’s first name and last name. Example: IT237-ASmith

10

points

Index.html is created and saved in IT237-Name folder

15

points

 

10

Error-free code

points

Submitted to homework folder on Toolwire ®

10

points

 

50

Total

points

Week Four

Week Four: Creating Navigational Links

Identify the difference between absolute and relative links.

Create internal, external, and anchor hyperlinks in a Web page.

Create image and e-mail links in a Web page.

Week 4 - Weekly Reminders

Summary of Week 4 Deliverables

1. CheckPoint: Absolute and Relative Links

Consider the following folder structure:

A project folder has the following path: http://www.mywebsite.com/IT237MyProject. The IT237MyProject folder contains a page called index.html and a folder called Images. A picture named imgLake.jpg is saved in the Images folder.

Identify, in a Microsoft ® Word document, the difference between absolute and relative links.

o

Include the exact tag you would use to specify a relative link from index.html to imgLake.jpg.

Explain how to get from index.html to imgLake.jpg in a relative fashion.

Use directional instructions, as you would to give directions to a physical location.

o

Include the exact tag you would use to specify an absolute link from index.html to imgLake.jpg.

Explain how to get from index.html to imgLake.jpg in an absolute fashion.

Use directional instructions, as you would to give directions to a physical location.

Post your paper as an attachment in your Homework Folder.

2. Assignment: Expanding Your Web Site

Resources: Toolwire ® Student Desktop, Toolwire ® Lab: Expanding and Optimizing a Web Site, Tutorial 1 on pp. 38–39 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS

Complete the Toolwire ® Lab: Expanding and Optimizing a Web Site.

Note. The Toolwire ® lab is a learning tool to help you complete the assignment. Complete the Toolwire ® lab as you are instructed within the lab. The Toolwire ® lab is worth 5 points of the assignment’s total points.

Expand the basic home page from Week Three to a site that includes four to five Web pages.

o

Create three to four additional Web pages with an appropriate heading for each.

o

Save each page to your IT237-Name folder.

o

Name each of your pages using the .html extension. Use only letters or numbers in the filenames; do not include special characters or spaces.

o

Use <meta> tags to increase accessibility and search engine optimization.

o

Create a navigation system with a link from every page to every other page.

o Include at least one external link and one in-page anchor or target link, such as Top, in one of the new pages.

Check all of your HTML code using the HTML Validator located on the W3C Web site. A link to this site is located on the student Web site.

Submit to your Homework folder on Toolwire ® . Due Day 7

Post a note to your instructor in your Individual forum when you have finished your work.

Assignment

Location

Due

Absolute and Relative Links

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 3 - Wednesday

Expanding Your Web Site

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 7 - Sunday

Expanding Your Web Site Grading Chart

Completion points: Student completed the Toolwire ® lab.

5

points

Three to four new pages added with appropriate headings and page names

35

points

Functional navigation system with a link from every page to every page

35

points

Meta data added

5

points

Error-free code

10

points

Entire project folder submitted to homework folder on Toolwire ®

10

points

Total

100 points

Week Five

Week Five: Exploring Graphic Elements and Images

Explain how you would enhance the design of a page using rules (lines) and images.

Integrate graphic elements into a Web page.

Identify the two types of lists and how they differ.

Week 5 - Weekly Reminders

1. Readings

Review Appendix A.

Read Tutorials 4 & 5 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS.

Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

2. CheckPoint: Graphic Elements and Images

Resource: Toolwire ® Student Desktop, Toolwire ® Lab: Enhancing a Web Site with CSS and Images

Complete the Toolwire ® Lab: Enhancing a Web Site with CSS and Images.

Note. The Toolwire ® lab is a learning tool to help you complete the CheckPoint. Complete the Toolwire ® lab as you are instructed within the lab. The Toolwire ® lab is worth 5 points of the CheckPoint’s total points.

Enhance each of your Web pages from Week Four.

o

Apply cascading style sheets (CSS) to format elements.

o

Integrate image and rule graphics effectively into the site.

o

Add content to each page within your Web site.

o

Add at least one list to one of your Web pages.

Check all of your HTML code using the HTML Validator located on the W3C Web site. A link to this site is located on the student Web site.

Submit to your Homework folder on Toolwire ® .

3. Discussion Questions – Pick 2

Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement. Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.

Locate a Web page that you think would benefit from a design update. List the URL of the Web page. Explain how you might enhance the design of this page, and specifically how you might use horizontal rules and images to improve the Web site.

Locate a Web page that uses one or more lists. List the URL of the Web page. Identify which type of list is currently being used. Imagine that this is your company’s Web page and your manager wants you to select a different type of list for this content. To what type of list would you change it? What would you need to change about the content in order for the new list type to be effective for the purpose of the list?

Based on Internet research and Session 6.3 in New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS, respond to the following question: Why is it important to organize folders for a Web site? Describe a good folder structure for your project. Provide an example of a link using a relative file address and an example of a link using an absolute file address. Explain why you might choose a relative link over an absolute link.

Summary of Week 5 Deliverables

Location

Due

DQ 1

Main Forum

Day 2 - Tuesday

DQ 2

Main Forum

Day 4 - Thursday

Graphic Elements and Images CheckPoint

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 5 - Friday

Graphic Elements and Images Grading Guide

You must enhance each of your Web pages from Week Four.

Completion points: Student completed the Toolwire ® lab.

5

points

CSS added to each page

10

points

Relative paths to images included in Images folder

15

points

Content added to each page

10

points

Error-free code

5

points

Entire project folder submitted to homework folder on Toolwire ®

5

points

Total

50 points

Week Six

Week Six: Presenting Content Layout Using CSS

Describe properties of a CSS box for layout.

Use the <div> tag to format sections of a document.

Use CSS boxes for layout.

Week 6 - Weekly Reminders

Presenting Content Layout Using CSS

Describe properties of a CSS box for layout.

Use the <div> tag to format sections of a document.

Use CSS boxes for layout.

Course Assignments

1. CheckPoint: Quick Check

Resource: New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS

Complete the six short-answer questions in Session 5.1 Quick Check located on the bottom of p. 227 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS.

Post your answers in a Microsoft ® Word ® document as an attachment in your Homework Folder

2. Assignment: Layout With CSS

Resources: Toolwire ® Student Desktop, Toolwire ® Lab: Working with < div > Tags and CSS Boxes to Create Content Layout

Complete the Toolwire ® Lab: Working with < div > Tags and CSS Boxes to Create Content Layout.

Note. The Toolwire ® lab is a learning tool to help you complete the assignment. Complete the Toolwire ® lab as you are instructed within the lab. The Toolwire ® lab is worth 5 points of the assignment’s total points.

Enhance one or more pages within your Web site.

o

Use the <div> tag to create four sections in at least one of your pages. Refer to Figure 5- 3 on p. 215 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS for ideas.

o

Add content to each of the four new sections.

o

Set the style for one or more sections. Refer to pp. 218–220 & 226 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS.

o

Use the position property to position two lines of text on at least one Web page. Refer to pp. 228–234 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS for examples.

Check all of your HTML code using the HTML Validator located on the W3C Web site. A link to this site is located on the student Web site.

Submit to your Homework folder on Toolwire ® .

Post a note to your instructor in your Individual forum when you have finished your work.

Summary of Week 6 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

Quick Check CheckPoint

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 3 - Wednesday

Layout with CSS

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 7 - Sunday

Quick Check CheckPoint Grading Guide

Number 1

10

points

Number 2

10

points

Number 3

10

points

Number 4

10

points

Number 5

5

points

Number 6

5

points

Total

50 points

Layout With CSS Grading Guide

You must enhance one or more pages within your Web sites.

Completion points: Student completed the Toolwire ® lab.

5 points

Four <div> sections

20

points

Content added to each of the four new sections

15

points

Added CSS for one or more sections

20

points

Added position property to two lines of text

20

points

Good design

10 points

Error-free code

5

points

Entire project folder submitted to homework folder on Toolwire ®

5

points

Total

100 points

Week Seven

Week Seven: Adding Functionality With Forms

Identify purposes for using forms in a Web site.

Explain the purposes and benefits of JavaScript in a Web site.

Create a basic Web form.E-mail form data using the “mailto” attribute in a form tag

Week 7 - Weekly Reminders

1. Readings

Review Appendix A.

Read Tutorial 8 of New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS.

Read Ch. 1 of JavaScript.

Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

2. CheckPoint: Forms

Resource: Toolwire ® Student Desktop, Toolwire ® Lab: Creating and Adding a Web Form to a Web Page

Complete the Toolwire ® Lab: Creating and Adding a Web Form to a Web Page.

Note. The Toolwire ® lab is a learning tool to help you complete the CheckPoint. Complete the Toolwire ® lab as you are instructed within the lab. The Toolwire ® lab is worth 5 points of the CheckPoint’s total points.

Enhance your Web site by doing the following:

o

Add a simple Web form such as an order form, subscription to a newsletter, or request for contact.

o

E-mail the form data to yourself by coding the form tag as follows: <form id=“myForm” action=“mailto:youremail@mailserver.edu” method=“post”> where youremail@mailserver.edu is your e-mail address.

o

Include the following form controls:

Text boxes

Radio buttons

Check boxes

A list box or drop-down box

A Submit button

A Reset button

o

Include ID attributes with short, meaningful names—without spaces—for every control. Each input control must also include a label tag to make it easier for the audience to identify.

o

Test for functionality and usability.

Check all of your HTML code using the HTML Validator located on the W3C Web site. A link to this site is located on the student Web site.

Submit to your Homework folder on Toolwire ® .

3. Discussion Questions

Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement. Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score.

Describe an experience when you needed to fill out a form on a Web page. What was the purpose of the form? What would you recommend to improve the form?

JavaScript is used to add functionality to a Web site for many different types of applications, including forms. Based on the readings and Internet research, provide an example of an tion for JavaScript. What is its purpose? What are the benefits of using JavaScript for this application? Cite your sources.

Summary of Week 7 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

DQ 1

Main Forum

Day 2 – Tuesday

DQ 2

Main Forum

Day 4 - Thursday

Forms CheckPoint

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 5 - Friday

Forms Grading Guide

Completion points: Student completed the Toolwire ® lab.

5

points

Form added with valid mailto action

10

points

Controls added: text box, radio buttons, check boxes, and list box or drop-down box

15

points

Submit and Reset buttons added

10

points

Error-free code

5

points

Entire project folder submitted to homework folder on Toolwire ®

5

points

Total

50 points

Week Eight

Week Eight: Web Site Publication

Identify the importance of professional standards in Web development.

Explain how “meta” data can promote a Web site.

Identify the process to publish a Web site.

Search for and identify a Web site hosting company and its hosting plans.

Week 8 - Weekly Reminders

1. CheckPoint: Professional Standards

Write a paper of no fewer than 350 words answering the following questions. Use the Internet to conduct your research.

o

How are <meta> tags used to promote accessibility and search engine optimization?

o

What is the importance of professional standards in Web development?

Format your paper according to APA standards.

Post your assignment to the Homework Folder in the Assignments Link

2. Assignment: Web Site Publishing Process

Write a 350- to 700-word paper that includes a step-by-step checklist outlining a process for publishing a brand-new Web site through a Web site hosting company.

Identify a Web site hosting company on the Internet.

Include the URL of the Web site hosting company.

Answer the following questions:

o

What kinds of hosting plans does the company offer? Include elements such as length, price, and features.

o

What hosting plan would you consider for your own Web site, and why would you choose that plan?

Format your paper according to APA standards.

Post your paper as an attachment to the Homework Folder in the Assignments Link.

Summary of Week 8 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

Professional Standards CheckPoint

Homework Folder in Assignments link

Day 3 - Wednesday

Web Site Publishing Process

Homework Folder in Assignments link

Day 7 - Sunday

Rubric for Professional Standards Due in Week Eight

Content and Development 35 Points

Points Earned

XX/35

7 points each

Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

 

Identifies the importance of professional standards in Web development

Discusses how meta data is used to promote accessibility and search engine optimization

The paper is at least 350 words in length.

The Introduction provides sufficient background

 

on the topic and previews major points

 

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews major points.

Readability and Style

Points Earned

8

Points

XX/8

2 points each

Additional Comments:

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

 

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

Sentences are well constructed, strong, and varied.

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

Mechanics

Points Earned

7

Points

XX/7

1.4 points each

Additional Comments:

The paper—including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendixes—follows APA formatting standards.

 

Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA standards.

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Spelling is correct.

 

Total

Points Earned

50

Points

XX/50

Overall Comments:

 

Rubric for Web Site Publishing Process, Due in Week Eight

Content and Development

Points Earned

70

Points

XX/70

10 points each

Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

 

Includes a step-by-step checklist that outlines the process for publishing a brand-new Web site

Identifies a Web site hosting company on the Internet

Includes the URL of the Web site hosting company

Discusses what hosting plans are offered and the features and costs of each plan

The paper is 350 to 700 words in length.

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive. The paper develops a central; theme directed toward the appropriate audience.

The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

 

Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Readability and Style

Points Earned

15

Points

XX/15

3

points each

Additional Comments:

Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

 

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

Sentences are well constructed, strong, and varied.

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

Mechanics

Points Earned

15

Points

XX/15

3

points each

Additional Comments:

The paper—including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendixes—follows APA formatting standards.

 

Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA standards.

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Spelling is correct.

Total

Points Earned

100 Points

XX/100

Overall Comments:

 

Week Nine

Week Nine: Web Site Maintenance

Identify the need to maintain and redesign a Web site.

Complete your Web site.

Week 9 - Weekly Reminders

1. Capstone Discussion Question

Identify and discuss the need to maintain and redesign a Web site. If you were the webmaster at a large company, what process or methods might you incorporate to ensure your Web site is well designed, current, and meets the requirements of your Web audience?

2. Final Project: Refine Your Site

Resources: Toolwire ® Student Desktop, Toolwire ® Lab: Finalizing the Web Site

Complete the Toolwire ® Lab: Finalizing the Web Site.

Note. The Toolwire ® lab is a learning tool to help you complete the final project. Complete the Toolwire ® lab as you are instructed within the lab. The Toolwire ® lab is worth 5 points of the final project’s total points.

Finalize your Web site to include the following:

o

Four to five pages that are properly named

o

Appropriate content throughout

o

One form

o

CSS in all pages

o

<meta> tags in all pages

o

One list

o

Valid navigation and graphical hyperlinks

o

Clean and visually well-designed layout

o

Functionality and usability of all formatting, links, and forms, ensured through thorough testing

Check all of your HTML code using the HTML Validator located on the W3C Web site. A link to this site is located on the student Web site.

Submit to your Homework folder on Toolwire ® .

Post a note to your instructor in your Individual forum when you have finished your work.

Summary of Week 9 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

Capstone Discussion Question

Main Forum

Day 2 - Tuesday

Final Project

Assignments Link – Homework Folder

Day 7 – Sunday – Midnight – Phoenix Time

Rubric Final Project: Refine Your Site

Completion points: Student completed the Toolwire ® lab.

5

points

Four to five pages with appropriate content and page names

10

points

One form

5

points

CSS included in each page

10

points

Meta data added

10

points

One list

10

points

Valid navigation

10

points

Relative paths to images included in Images folder

10

points

Error-free code

5

points

Entire project folder submitted to homework folder on Toolwire ®

5

points

Total

80 points