Assignment 2 ("Midterm"): Movie of the Week!

Due: Sunday, October 11th, by Midnight (end of 5th week)

Assignment Description:

Create a promotional website for a movie of your choice. Place the site in its own directory within your 409 directory (www/409/midterm), with its own index.html file. It should have a minimum of 10 pages (including the index.html file, but not including the annotated css page - if you want to be cheap on pages, I'll be cheap on your grade!). I am making you do 10 pages so you HAVE to have a global and local navigation scheme.

Divide the content up into appropriate "chunks" of information, and design the site in a way that enhances the presentation of the content. This means you need to think about how to break it up, how to label it, how to navigate through it, keeping in mind who your audience is. I will be evaluating the quality of your content, as well as your information organization and navigation.

Use CSS for text formatting and for positioning of elements. While you may use inline and header-based style sheets, I would also like you to create a linked style sheet that controls formatting for some aspect(s) of all of the pages in the assignment. (Remember, external stylesheets are for rules that are used on multiple pages, embedded style sheets (in the head) are for rules that show up multiple times on a single page, inline styles are for changing one thing)

You should include style sheet components for both text formatting and positioning--use correct examples of both absolute and relative positioning in the site.

Include an annotated version of the contents of your style sheet in a web page linked from your main assignment page.

You should end up with a structure like this for your .html pages:

Server-side authentication for all or part of the site. Be sure to provide the ability for everyone with an RIT DCE to log in.

         Your 409 directory
 index.html page2 page3...pagen  annotated css

You can assume I'll be using a modern browser to view your pages, but don't assume a specific browser or platform. I will expect a certain amount of commenting to take place in your html code. I want you to comment the large blocks of code, not every line (I want you to show me that you know what each part is doing - especially you Dreamweaver people...)

Grading Criteria:

Quality of writing/ presentation
Organization ("chunking") of content
Commenting in the Code!
A server-side authentication area
Design principles (C.R.A.P. etc)
"You are here" cues
Properly linked external style sheet
Uses inline styles where appropriate
CSS text formatting
CSS positioning (rel AND abs)
Annotated CSS provided
Do all pages validate? (Damn well better if you want me to grade them!)



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