Assignment List



Be sure to thoroughly document all assignments. See note below.



Due Date Assignment Objective
03/08 D1: Create a web page that briefly describes your major and why you chose it.  The web page must include a list, an image, and a link to another page.  The page must also use a CSS style sheet with at least five rules.  For deliverable 3 you will upload the page to your web host and add URL to the wiki. Basic Web Page & Style Sheet
03/08 D2: Include on your page a widget from WidgetBox or Feedzilla  that links to an RSS topic. Choose from Internet, IT, Technology, eCommerce, or related to your major. Web Widgets
03/08 D3: Select web host and domain name; be able to modify files on host easily via FTP or equivalent. Upload your web page from deliverables 1 and 2 to your host and add URL to the class wiki. Host Up & Running



04/02 D4: Install a wiki (MediaWiki, DekiWiki) or social networking (elgg) platform by manually downloading software to your web host, and configuring a database. Add your site URL to the class wiki. Custom Installation
04/02 D5: Create a blog on how technology is used in your field. Install WordPress on your web host; create at least one content page and two posts; configure your blog with an uploaded theme and at least one custom plug-in. Add your blog URL to the class wiki. Blog Installation & Launch
04/02 D6: Create a discussion forum site by installing phpBB on your web host. Create at least three discussion threads; create a 'sticky' thread. Add your site URL to the class wiki. Forum Installation & Launch
04/02 D7: Write a two page description of the goals, major functional requirements, and major technical requirements of your final project website. Upload the proposal to your web host and add the proposal URL to the class wiki. details Final Project Proposal



04/23 D8: Create a directory-type site (e.g., software listings, major professors) by installing Drupal or Joomla! on your web host. Create at least three directory entries; associate appropriate categories with your content page; upload a new theme. Add your site URL to the class wiki. CMS Installation & Launch
04/23 D9: Integrate Amazon Associates (or Google Ads or equivalent) to one of your websites from a previous deliverable. Indicate on the wiki which URL you modified. Ads & Affiliates
04/23 D10: Have an initial prototype of your final project site ready. Write a one page report on how well functional requirements are being met, and how they need to change. Upload the report to your web host and add the report URL to the class wiki. Alpha Release
04/23 D11: Integrate Google Analytics (or equivalent) into your final project site. Write a one page report on the three most important analytics measures you will monitor on your site, and your numeric targets. Upload the report to your web host and add the report URL to the class wiki. Analytics
04/23 D12: Write a two page report on the results of your usability test, having tested with at least 5 users. Upload the report to your web host and add the report URL to the class wiki. Beta Release/Usability



04/26 Come to class prepared to discuss your plans for generating traffic to your site, and for keeping people engaged on your site. (Roll this into final presentation). Promotion and SEO
04/26 Present your final project site in class. Submit up to 5 page report on project goals, functional requirements, technical requirements; analysis of analytics data; analysis of usability data; and promotion strategy. Upload the report to your web host and add the report URL to the wiki. Add the final site URL to the class wiki. Final Project & Report