(things that the site must contain/do)
- It must be saved to
the bio server in the correct folder. I will set up the folders
after the topics have been chosen. Files saved outside of your group's
folder will be deleted. Be careful to not save anything into other group's
- It must be saved with
the correct name. The project must have homepage that introduces
the project and provides the all important 'first impression' and navigation
buttons. The homepage file will go in your project folder and should
be called <index.htm> so that the link from the class page will
- Near the top
of the homepage there must be a statement that informs the reader that
the page was completed as part of a class assignment.
- It must introduce
the purpose of your group project, the underlying themes that tie
all of your pages together, and how the project links back
to the seminar.
- If outside sources
are used in creating the group site, the site must have internal
references and must contain a link to a page that lists those references.
(endnotes) Use the formats
listed in the journal Cell for text references and in 'Online' for electronic
ones. URLs are http://www.cell.com/misc/authors.shtml
- It must contain
the copyright/ email-comment tag line. You may use my email as a contact
point or appoint one of yourselves as the contact person.
- The homepage
must contain your names. Place this information in the copyright/tag
line. Using first initial and last name is acceptible.
- It must contain
a link back to the seminar webpage and to the Davidson College
- It must represent
equal contributions by all members of the group. That
does not mean that you type every third word. It does mean that you
work together and decide how the work will be divided. Both members
of the group are responsible for the understanding and being familiar
with the content of all of the pages submitted for the pair project
deadline. (The final papers that will be added later, of course, do
not come under this guideline.)
- From the course information
"Project webpage: Webpages designed
by each trio that introduce your group's topic, state how it relates
to the seminar's theme, define its important terms and areas of interest,
provide background and perhaps include links to other organization's
webpages for more information.The project must have an introductory
homepage and at least five other pages that you have created. Five is
the absolute minimum and would be considered barely getting by. A thorough
website is likely to have eight to ten (or more) pages within it.
All webpages should be backed up by appropriate research and correctly
formatted in text references (included on the site). No more than
50% of your references should be websites.
- This is a formal
project. It should look professional.
- The site has
connections between six different pages. The style of all pages must
- Make sure it
is legible (I suggest
dark text on light background).
- Brainstorm, gather
resources/references, plan again, meet early and often. Remember that
your annotated bibliography entries are references that you will both
be adding to.
- Organize the server
space. Do not just dump all files into your folder. Create a logical
- Be sure to carry
your own weight but don't try to do everything.
- Yes you can ask for help.
You may not have someone else set up your site, type in information
or write sections, but you may get help with technical difficulties
or ask advice on layout, approach, writing. When asking remember that
late night demands or last second questions often are not received very
- Save your work on
discs and on the server--ALWAYS have a backup! ALWAYS backup while creating
each page, not just when they are 'done'.
- Test your site and
its links when it is on your discs AND when it is on the server. Broken
links are often the result of files that you forgot to transfer to the
- Don't wait until
the last hour to put it all on the server. Servers are notorious for
crashing before deadlines.