1 COAP 3120 Week 3 program
Main topic: CSS colors and background images
(1) Week 2 - continued
- We will finish working on homework 1 project as defined on Week 2
(2) Introduction to color models and CSS backgrounds
- Handout: CSS color and background tutorial
- http://tecfa.unige.ch/guides/css/ex/css-page-background.html (ugly, just-for-demo)
- http://tecfa.unige.ch/guides/css/ex/css-page-background-example.html (homework like)
(3) Preparation for Wednesday
- Find 2 good web page examples that use colors and pictures as background and get some inspiration from them.
- Think about some content that you would like to style on Wednesday. I suggest working with a poem, a list of principles or a short manifesto.
- Hands-on homework 2 (see below)
1.3 Homework 2
(1) Create an HTML page plus CSS style.
- The page should include a short text, e.g. a manifesto, a set of principles or a poem ...
(2) A short report describing and discussing your design
The CSS must include:
- A nice background using color and/or a background image
- At least one background image within an HTML element other than "body" or "html" (e.g. a "div" or a "p")
The short report:
- It should shortly explain your design, e.g. what you aimed to achieve
- It should include references/sources used (in particular to the original HTML file). Be careful to respect general Webster rules about plagiarism.
- It should shortly explain what you did in your CSS.
- The report can be turned in any format (e.g. HTML, PDF or Word).
- Wednesday week 4
- Upload (a) the HTML file, (b) the CSS file (if external), (c) all the picture files and (d) the report to the world classroom (hw 1). Creating a *.zip file of everything is the easiest solution.
- Make sure that the upload worked (e.g. don't forget to hit the submit button)
- Requirements (presence of CSS elements) - 20%
- Visual design / originality - 30%
- Usability - 10% (is the text readable ?)
- Technical quality (CSS structure and documentation, valid HTML and CSS) - 20%
- Presence and quality of the report - 10%
- On time - 10 % (only 2 days late = 5%)
1.4 Reading and other resources
- Read Chapter 7 (Background Colors and Images)
- Color tables at Wikipedia
- Web colors (includes lists of colors, including a web-safe palette)
- X11 color names (same as CSS3)
- List of colors (huge !)