One of your two main course projects is a personal website that is a starting point for your own web presence or portfolio. This project will be a work in progress throughout the course, and it will be built upon through the various exercises and programming assignments completed during the term.
Treat this site as your sandbox throughout the course. In a sense, it is your ultimate design challenge, and I will provide you some examples to spark your creativity early in the course. As you learn new skills, you will try them out in your personal website while gradually developing something that (1) reflects your personality and character and (2) showcases your skills and the work you have completed.
Your personal website is a place for you to experiment and have fun expressing yourself, but the final version by the end of the term should reflect your awareness of what constitutes good communication practices on the Web.
The site must include, but is by no means limited to, the following:
The link to your course website will be available to all classmates from early in the course. As time permits, we may critique course websites as a class activity.
Although this site ultimately belongs to you, for grading purposes, you may continue refining your personal site through last day of classes for the term.