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Web Design

Cyber-creativity! These days everyone is making their own web pages! It takes a computer, a web connection, some imagination, and a little know-how.

Sample some of the following activities to learn more about web design.

 

Places To Go    People To See    Things To Do    Teacher Resources    Bibliography

Places To Go

CoolHomePages
Surf on over to examples of home pages. Every teacher should have a home page. This site is a great resource for tools, tricks, and tips when you want to create a personal or school home page.
Creating Web Pages (Introductory Level)
This page has links to web page creation resources. Students and teachers will find curricular resources to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction on web page design.
How to Create A Facebook Page
Travel to the dorm room where Mark Zuckerberg and his friends developed Facebook. People often use Facebook as their main “web presence”. Learn how to make a great Facebook page.

 

People To See

All Experts
Send your questions about beginning web design to All Experts.Com.
Basics of Web Design
Talk with people who can give you great tips on making your webpage better.
Dr. Watson
Meet this online web doctor and let him diagnose your website for free.

 

Things To Do

Bare Bones Guide to HTML
Brush up on HTML code.
Building a School Website
Learn about file structure, images, backgrounds, links, animation, design, and more with step-by-step directions.
CoolText
Make your own customized logos and banners to use on your website.
Create Your Own Webpage
Follow these step-by-step directions to make a webpage with HTML.
Filamentality
Make a teacher webpage for free without having to purchase web editing software or learn how to html code.
HTML Crash Course for Educators
Use this tutorial to become acquainted to the basics of HTML design and style.
HTML Goodies
If you're serious about constructing a classroom website, you'll probably want to use a good web editing software package to speed up the process. But knowing some basics about html can be very useful. This site can help.
HyperText Markup Language Home Page
Learn about XHTML and decide if you should use it on your website.
So You Want to Make a Webpage
Learn how to "hard code" a webpage using Notepad and html. Even if you use web editing software, it's good to understand the basics of HTML.
Time for a New Look?
If you already have an existing webpage, learn some tips to make your page fresher and more useful.
Usability
Website designers have a responsibility to make their pages accessible to individuals with disabilities. Use this website to understand accessibility guidelines.
WebDeveloper.Com 
You can find how-to instructions for everything from basic HTML to programming in Java.

 

Teacher Resources

 

Bibliography
  • Oleksy, Walter G. Web Page Designer. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 1999.
  • Lund, Bill. A Career as an Internet Designer. Mankato, Minn.: Capstone Press, c1998.
  • Pedersen, Ted. Make Your Own Web Page. New York: Price, Stern, Sloan. 1998
  • Wolinsky, Art. Creating and Publishing Web Pages on the Internet. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1999.
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