Project 1

Orlando Historic Inn

For your first project you will be redesigning and developing a 6-10 page web site for the Orlando Historic Inn. Part of this project in addition to 6-10 pages is to create an interactive gallery using CSS or javascript gallery techniques.


Research & Planning


Comprehensive Designs

Once these initial steps have been completed, you are ready to mock up your site design. You may use Photoshop (or your design program of choice) to create your comprehensive designs. Your designs comps should closely resemble your plans for your final functional design. It should be work you'd be proud to show a client. For this project you are to propose a minimum of two concepts for the home page and two concepts for the gallery page (4 pages total). You must ftp your design comps by the project design comp due date. Keep in mind the following web design factors when designing your project:


Technical Requirements

You must demonstrate your proficiency with Dreamweaver, XHTML & CSS during this project. Keep in mind the following guidelines prior to uploading your projects:


Design Comps (130 pts)    

Design comps due by specified date, quality, design and correct number/type of comps completed. Failure to submit all requirements can result in a zero.

     
Design Considerations      

Design Improvements
Color scheme
Typography
Style & Use of imagery/graphics
Top fold / Hero section
Navigation
Content Organization
Target audience
Gallery Design
Concept - the "idea" behind your design.

     
 
File Organization (20 pts)    
Proper naming conventions (10 pts)    
File organization (separate directories for assets, images, css) (10 pts)    
 
File Optimization (10 pts)    
Appropriate file size, file format, image quality      
 
Technical Considerations (45 pts)    

Site contains a minimum of six pages
Functional links
Rollover navigational elements (javascript or CSS)
Links to pictures (all pictures appear - no ? marks)
Email link (with predefined subject)
Proper use of HTML/CSS syntax
Proper use of CSS Positioning
CSS formatting. Name all CSS rules.
Page titles
Gallery functionality
Alt tags and height/width applied to all images

     
 
Presentation (20 pts)    

FTP site (Do NOT FTP source files (photoshop, illustrator, flash)
Presented project in a professional manner
Effectively communicated concepts
Participated in class critique & assessment of projects

     
 
Total: (225 pts)