Assignment 2: Web page with static page layout
Unit: DGTL11005 Web Design, 2019
This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, as stated in the unit profile.
You are required to design and build a single web page that provides information about a specific paid occupation for school students who are seeking information about jobs. The web page must be implemented using HTML5 and CSS code, and it must have a static layout with a fixed width of 960 pixels. No front-end web frameworks such as Bootstrap may be used to build your solution because the web page should demonstrate your own mastery of HTML and CSS.
The purpose of the web page is to provide information about a specific paid occupation for school students who are seeking information about jobs. The particular occupation used as the theme of the web page is your decision, but it must be a paid occupation—either full-time or part-time—and it must be something specific. Unpaid occupations such as student, housewife, househusband, and volunteer worker are not suitable occupations for this assignment. Here are some examples of acceptable occupations: computer technician, chef, restaurant manager, taxi cab driver, engineer, office administrator. Note that these are examples only. Consider building a web page about the occupation of someone you know to make the process of gathering content more convenient.
The theme of the web page should not be a specific business or organisation associated with your chosen occupation. For example, the web page may be about accountants, but not about a particular accounting firm.
The content of the web page should address topics that will be of interest to school students who want to learn more about that occupation. For example, a web page about computer technicians could include descriptions and photos of necessary skills, desirable personal attributes, typical tasks that are performed on the job, sources of education and training, employment opportunities, comments from people in that position, and links to relevant web sites. Note that these are suggestions only. The content of the web page should be genuine and accurate. Do not include fictitious information.
No word-limits apply to the information presented on the page, but try to ensure that the amount of content is appropriate i.e. not too little and not too much.
The design of the web page should be appropriate for the chosen occupation. For example, a web page about restaurant managers might use design elements that suit a restaurant theme. A web page about office administrators might use design elements that suit an office theme. Think about the distinguishing characteristics and work environment of your chosen occupation. Choose images, fonts, colours, line, shapes, textures and other design elements that suit this theme.
The website should consist of a single page, not multiple pages, so no navigation menus are required.
Static page layout required
The web page must have a static layout with a fixed width of 960 pixels. The page layout should conform to the 960 grid system, which is described in Study Guide module 3. The grid provides a structure upon which blocks of text, images and other page elements can be positioned in an orderly way. You may not use front-end web frameworks such as Bootstrap or Foundation in your solution because the web page should demonstrate your own mastery of HTML and CSS.
Original content required
No content (text, photographs, illustrations, etc) will be supplied to you for this assignment. You must produce your own content for the website, using the design brief as a guide. This may involve activities such as conducting research, writing text, taking photographs, or editing images.
You must own the copyright in any images (photographs, illustrations, animations, etc) that you use in your website. In others words, you are restricted to using images that you have created yourself from scratch. You may not use clip-art or royalty-free images. You may not download someone else’s
image from the Web. You may not scan someone else’s image from a printed publication. You may not capture a screenshot from software that someone else has created. You may not take someone
else’s image and alter it to create a new image.
The text in your website should be suitable for the intended purpose and target audience. You must own the copyright in the text that you use in your website. In other words, you are required to write the text yourself. If you need to quote, paraphrase or summarise the words of another author for some reason (e.g. to substantiate your statements), references must be provided in small type at the foot of the web page. The prescribed referencing system for this unit is the Harvard system, which is also known as the author-date system or the name-year system. An Abridged Guide to the Harvard Referencing Style can be downloaded from the following address:
The following technical constraints apply to this assignment.
After creating your web page, write a report that explains your design choices. The report should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document with a professional appearance. Use left-justified alignment for the text. Provide a heading for each section. Check your spelling. grammar and punctuation before submitting the assignment. Ideally, have someone else proof-read your assignment.
The length of the report should be between 600 and 800 words. The word count is considered to be from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. It includes in-text citations and direct quotations. It excludes any title page, abstract, table of contents, list of references or appendices. No abstract, table of contents or appendices are required for this report.
The report should have a title page that displays the unit code, the unit name, the assignment number, the assignment name, the assignment due date, your student number, your name, and the word count. Microsoft Word has a feature for counting the number of words in a document.
The following outline explains how to structure your report. It lists the headings for each of the sections of your report. Each section should answer the questions that are provided in a narrative style, not a question-and-answer format. Do not include the questions in your report.
Tell the reader that this report will explain the design choices you made for the web page.
What fonts did you use in your web page, and how did your choices enhance the design?
What colour scheme did you use in your web page, and how did your choices enhance the design?
What images did you use in your web page, and how did your choices enhance the design?
What page layout principles did you use in your web page, and how did your choices enhance the design?
Provide a list of references to any works that are cited in your report, such as books, journals, periodicals, newspapers and websites. References must be provided whenever you quote, paraphrase or summarise the work of another author. You might not have any references since this report is primarily reflective and does not involve research. This section may be omitted if you have no references.
The prescribed referencing system for this unit is the Harvard system, which is also known as the author-date system or the name-year system. An Abridged Guide to the Harvard Referencing Style can be downloaded from the following address:
There are two parts to the Harvard system of referencing: (1) citing the author and date in the text or main body of your writing; and (2) referencing the source of the information in the reference list at the end of the assignment. Read the first part of the referencing guide carefully to ensure that you understand how to perform both of these steps correctly. The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) at CQUniversity can provide assistance with referencing. Please contact the ALC through the following website if you would like help:
Presentation and submission
This assignment must be submitted electronically through the unit website. You must submit the following two files:
Instructions for submitting assignments electronically are available on the unit website.
Before you submit your solution, copy the website from your development computer to another computer to test it. If you have inadvertently used absolute URLs instead of relative URLs in your code, or if you have used fonts that are not widely available, these problems will quickly become apparent. Also check the assessment criteria to ensure that you have covered everything that is required.
Help with creating a zip file
If you are a Windows user, you can create a zip file by right-clicking on the file(s) or folder(s) that you want to compress, selecting Send To > Compressed (Zipped) Folder from the pop-up menu, and finding the newly created zip file in the same directory. To rename the zip file, right-click it, choose Rename from the pop-up menu, and type the new name.
If you are a Mac user, you can create a zip file by right-clicking on the file(s) or folder(s) that you want to compress, selecting Compress Items from the pop-up menu, and finding the newly created zip file in the same directory. To rename the zip file, click the icon of the zip file, press the Enter key, and type the new name.
The work that you submit for this assignment must be your own. You may not collaborate with other people to complete this assignment. You must not store your assignment solution in a location where others might access it. You must not request help with this assignment in any online forums outside the unit website. You may ask for help with this assignment through the online forum on the unit website, but do not post fragments of your code there. Refer to the University's Plagiarism Policy for more information.
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