Unit 4: Building a Web Culture (Style Design Standards and HTML 5)
The entrance to Hyde Park, London, in the 1970s. Photo credit C. T. Evans.
When you do anything publicly on the web, you should be aware that there are certain basic style guidelines that you should observe. In a way this is not much different than observing specific formatting requirements when writing a paper for publication. By putting something on the web, you are publicizing, and so you should follow generally-accepted standards.
must do in this unit
- Post on your blog (5 points): (a) When you work on your blog, try using some different style examples (subheads for sections, a numbered list, an unnumbered list, bold or italicized words, a link, and an image) and explain your revisions; (2) comment on the importance of style considerations from your reading this week in Rosenzweig and the style websites. Please let me know in Canvas when you have posted so that I can grade.
Extra credit options
- Please suggest any online materials relevant to this unit of the course.
Unit learning objectives
- Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to (1) describe key principles of good web design and (2) demonstrate a level of familiarity with the software tools frequently used for the design of digital historical materials.
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