Problem: Translate a real space into a website. Find a location that is not your house, apartment, or City College. Make a drawing that maps how the different areas of that space connect to one another. Describe something about the various areas. Make your descriptions interesting, but also short and to the point.
Now, recreate that space in html. Each area should have its own page containing the description and should be able to connect, via a hyperlink, to any of the spaces it could in “real life”.
Your webisite should validate as XHTML Transitional or Strict.
Problem: Choose at least two paragraphs from any text. The text can be a book, an
advertisement, a screenplay, etc. Take that same piece of text and present it
four different ways using CSS. Use changes in fonts, font-sizes, color,
background-image, textures, line-spacing, etc. Experiment with juxtapositions that are
contradictory between the form and the content e.g. a sleek design with
awkward writing. Try creating a design that expresses the content as accurately
as you can.
Problem: Create a website that is a self-portrait or a portrait of someone else. Do not use images of yourself
and try not to use images of things you own. This midterm is a conceptual problem as
much as it is a design problem. How can you communicate something about yourself
(history, background) through the content of the work (color,sound,text,image)?