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Web Site

Web Site

Big Idea

You have written a persuasive essay and created a persuasive Web page. How can you attract a larger audience to your Web page? One way to attract readers is to create a Web site for your potential audience. A Web site is a collection of related information on Web pages in the same domain. What are the advantages of a Web site over a Web page? A Web site can provide more value for readers because it can offer more information. An effective Web site is a work of art, literature, science, and technology. Learn how to work on a team with people who have different talents and interests to plan and produce an interesting, convincing, and entertaining Web site.

In this module:

  • Apply basic design principles to make your Web page more effective
  • Learn how teams bring together many talents to produce effective Web sites
  • Plan your Web site by creating an architecture and layout design
  • Use the style sheets to produce a more effective Web site in less time

Activity 1: Web Design >
Billions of Web pages are on the Internet, but how many are really effective? Graphic design is the art of creating publications, presentations, and Web pages that capture and hold the attention of readers and viewers. Apply basic design principles to make your Web page more effective.

Activity 2: Web Teams >
What talents do you have that could help create a great Web site? The best sites are created by Web teams that include people with different talents and interests working together toward a common goal. Learn how teams bring together many talents to produce effective Web sites.

Activity 3: Site Planning >
What do you first notice when you visit a new Web site? All effective Web sites start with a well-designed home page. Web teams carefully plan the architecture and layout of a site before they create a home page. Plan your Web site by creating an architecture and layout design.

Activity 4: Site Style >
How can you give your Web site a consistent style while saving time in development? Inline styles, internal style sheets, and external style sheets make you more productive by separating style from content. Use style sheets to produce a more effective Web site in less time.

Activity 5: Web Publishing >
Is the world ready for your Web site? When you publish a Web site on the Internet, you immediately reach a global audience of millions. You want to make sure you publish a quality Web site. Publish your Web site on the Internet and ensure quality by proofing and testing.

Look Back >
Reflect on what you learned in this module. Can you confidently plan and produce a Web site? Use the checklist to make sure your tasks are complete. Use the rubric to assess your Web site. Talk about what you learned and how you did your work.

Look Ahead

Checklist:  Before you begin, review the checklist for this module. Use the checklist to make sure that you complete all the tasks for each activity. 

See the checklist (doc) >

Rubric: Before you begin, review the rubric for this module. Use the rubric to help you understand what is important to know and do.

See the rubric (doc) >