You've made it through the easy stuff. Now it's time for something a little harder! Hopefully, since you've seen a number of other pages and done a little work on your own, you have some ideas about what to do with your own website (if not, talk with your instructor before proceeding). The rest of this course will be you working on your site, and learning HTML as you go. However, you need to outline your site before we go any further.
Imagine going on a road trip with no clear idea of where you are going and no map of how to get there. You might have fun, but you'd get lost on the way... and probably miss out on some really great stuff. Trying to design a website without an outline is the same way. You might change your mind about where you want to go after you've done the outline, but at least you'll have a destination and a map to start with.
Go to the worksheet below, print it out, then use your "Back" button to return to this page. When you've completed the worksheet (open a new window to do the activities it requires), continue with this lesson.
Finished with the Basic Outlining worksheet? Good. Now the time has come to outline your own site! Remember, you will be able to change your mind later if you want. In the next series of lessons, you'll be learning how to do several new things, and you must include them in your plan, as well as what you already know. These required elements are:
- Different font sizes
- Different text colors
- Different margins
- Different fonts
Be sure to show where in your site you will include the required elements. Grab some scratch paper and get to work! If you have any questions, be sure to ask your instructor. When you're happy with your outline, copy it neatly onto the worksheet linked below (you'll need to print the worksheet out, of course). Have your instructor approve the final plan, then you may continue.
Worksheet 5: My Site!
You've finished the Intermediate section of this course. Congradulations! The lessons that follow will teach you what you need to know to create the web site you've designed. They give you the tools - you have to implement them. So read the lessons carefully, and experiment. Good luck!