DF2254 Fundamentals of Web Design :: Art Institute

Specifications for Midterm Project

Midterm Overview

ZIP up your final project site folder (work-in-progress) and upload it for grading.

Assessment Criteria

You must code this site yourself. No use of templates or other form of pre-built code allowed. You may use small snippets of code from class tutorials to get you started, but the final site must not resemble any of the tutorials.

  • All text content is original and in your own writing. There is no "dummy"/"greeking" text. Spelling and grammar are immaculate. The text is large enough to read and contrasts strongly with the background color.
  • The images have not been distorted, disproportioned, or resized in the browser. There are no broken images.
Site Structure

There is an index.html file for the home page, a styles.css file for the stylesheet, and an images folder for images.


Your style has the following characteristics:

  • All of your CSS styles are located in the styles.css file.
  • There are at least 3 CSS rules in the stylesheet.
  • There is no CSS used internally or inline in the HTML page(s).
  • The stylesheet passes validation: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Your home page has the following elements:

  • the file name is index.html
  • an appropriate page title
  • a link to the external CSS file
  • a header created with an H1 element
  • a paragraph of text created with a P element
  • a unified color palette
  • at least one image displayed via HTML or CSS
  • a menu of future/existing pages, with links in place to go to the pages you specified in your site map
  • the home page passes HTML validation: http://validator.w3.org


Student Work

Dropbox go to eCompanion

Upload the following by midnight of our Week 5 class meeting:

Week Assignment File Name Points
5 MIDTERM PROJECT midterm.zip 150