Homework for Week 5 – Due Feb 24

Assigned: Feb 17 | Due: Feb 24
Estimated hours to complete: 7-11
Days between classes: 7



Do the homework in order. You may collaborate to solve the problems.

I) Start by completing both the Basic and Box model sections of the CSS course on W3Schools: 2 HOURS

II) Download the starter files and edit the index.html file and the main.css files to achieve the following: 5-9 HOURS

  1. Change the h1 color and size
  2. Change the text color
  3. Change the background color of the entire page
  4. Add a div with a paragraph inside of it to the page. (A div is an HTML tag.) Use CSS to:
    • put a  border on the div,
    • make the background a different color from the rest of the page
    • make the p text inside of the div different
  5. Change the hover color of the links in the navigation area
  6. Add an image that you can click on to get to another website. (Hint: this is an img inside of an a tag)

Post your site files (the whole folder to Dropbox or Google Drive and put the link in the comments for this assignment)

Homework for Week 4 – Due Feb 17

Assigned: Feb 10 | Due: Feb 17
Estimated hours to complete: 7-12
Days between classes: 7

Watch: Web Design Fundamentals on Lynda.com 3 hours
or read Learning Web Design by Jennifer Niederst Robbins (link points to Marquette’s online bookshelf. You’ll need to be on campus or access it through the VPN. )

Learn Basic HTML to complete the exercise below. 2 hours
Post your file to your mural and add link to the comments below, bring your file to class, or if you’re really amazing, upload your file to your own website.

Exercise – 2 hours:
Using any software you like. Mac users could try TextWrangler, Windows users try the default text editor on your machine – I think it’s Notepad. Create a simple HTML page with the following items:

  • heading
  • paragraph
  • link to an external website (e.g. marquette.edu)
  • image (that exists on another website)
  • it also needs to have the basic elements of a page (html, head, body)
  • unordered list (bullets)
  • ordered list (numbers)
  • bold text
  • italic text

Bonus if you write a short piece on why you want to be a journalist and use that content for your HTML exercise. 

Review any of the materials from class if needed. Your goal is to understand how the web works and to create a very simple HTML page.