Homepage Grading Assignment

This homework assignment is due by the end of day, Saturday, March 26, 2010. Students are asked to assess the quality of the work in the following categories:

  • Logo design
  • Use of typography
  • Layout
  • Overall style and design, and appropriateness for the topic and audience
  • Proper use of semantic html and css

Comments are required for every homepage created. You are not required to make comments in all categories for every design. But you must make comments in at least one category per design. You must also have at least 3 comments per category. For instance, you must comment on at least 3 logo designs, the typography in at least 3 homepages, 3 layouts, etc.

You also need to rank the designs of the homepages, from best to least-best, and be sure to include your own homepage designs in the list.

If you have difficulty understanding these instructions, first ask students in your design group for guidance.  If you are still unsure of the instructions, then contact me.

Download the spreadsheet here: web3homepages

Logo Designs From Recent Students

It is always a good idea to look at other good design when starting a new project. It’s a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and get inspired. I like to look at designs far afield, and see how new trends might be integrated into current projects.
Below are some very excellent logo designs done by recent students of ADV3650.

  • David Alvarez
    a lifestyle site
  • Carol Arango
    a spa site
  • Denzil Rowe
    a design site
  • Fareeza Ali
    a fan site
  • Hyun Hahn
    a character site
  • Intan Saimona
    a dog breed site
  • Natasha Marcano
    a music site
  • Kaman Leung
    a food site
  • Magdalena Kacicka
    a design site
  • Erika Soto
    a dessert site
  • Juan Campos
    a photography site

Logo Development and Branding

Truly successful logos should work in black-and-white or grayscale. You should be able to run the logo through a crappy fax machine, and the logo design should hold up, that is, it should be recognizable and readable.

Good logos should also be able to be scaled down to a thumbnail size, and should still be recognizable. When working on your logo designs, scale them down, or zoom out, and see if you can still read them.

When submitting the logo assignment, you must also include black-and-white or grayscale versions of the logo options. If you have background art that conflicts with it, submit the B/W versions without the background art.