As you design your homepage, please use the following standards to guide your work. These represent the particular criteria that your instructors will be looking for and giving you feedback at mid-semester and final grading. For each of the following five design criteria, your instructors will rate your design as “best” (fully meeting the criteria), “needs work” (partially meeting the criteria), or “poor” (not meeting the criteria):
- Readability: Is the text on your website consistent and easy to read?
- Color and Contrast: Does your choice of colors make the website easy to read?
- Navigation: Are your links logical, consistent, and effective?
- Multimedia: Do you appropriately integrate the images, sound, and video you use with the rest of your website?
- Attribution: Do you provide correct attribution for the images, videos, and other resources you use?
- The titles of drop-down menus are often also links and should lead somewhere, not just to a blank page!
- Make sure that you’ve carefully considered the privacy implications of including pictures of your children or students.
- Linking back to the original source is necessary but not sufficient for a proper attribution.