Final Project Grading Rubric

Note: the following material is from an older, outdated version of the web design curriculum pack. Please read about the revised and updated version of our Introduction to Web Design Curriculum.

Website Components
The website’s title is “The Environment and You” 2
The subtitle tells users the main goal of the site 2
The website contains five pages including the home page 2
The website has a footer which includes the copyright notice 2
XHTML Elements
The website contains at least 8 images 2
The website contains an ordered or unordered list 2
The website contains a table (layout tables do not count) 2
The website’s content is organized by headings and paragraphs (this means you must use <h1> and <p> elements in your pages) 2
Headings are given a unique style 2
The website contains some bold or italic text 2
There are at least two links to external websites 2
The XHTML and CSS code is error free 2
Website Styling
An external style sheet is used so that changes cascade to all XHTML pages 2
A consistent style and color scheme is used throughout all pages 2
The text is of a size and color that makes it easy to read 2
The website uses a clear navigation scheme and all internal links work 2
Creativity is used to make the website aesthetically pleasing. Suggestions:
– Coordinated colors; Gradients, badges, and logos made with Fireworks; Background images and/or colors for different table cells; Effective layout of text and images
Content and Goals
The website’s content has been well-researched and is up to date 4
The website is free of spelling and grammatical errors 2
Users can accomplish the stated goal of the website 2
You will lose points for any of the following:

  • The project was submitted late
  • The text on your website has been plagiarized (using small amounts of text from other websites is OK but not entire pages)
  • You have not signed up to work in a team but are using another student’s work
Total Score 44

For full projects and source code, download the updated version of our Introduction to Web Design Curriculum.