CS 100 - Computer Literacy, Spring 2006

Homework 2 - Creating a Weblet

Due Date: Tuesday 3/7/2006 at 11:59 pm

What are you interested in? What do you know about that other people on the Web might like to learn? The Web has an extremely low signal-to-noise ratio and sorely needs your valuable expertise. Your job in this assignment is to put some quality content out there on the Web.

What shall you write about? Really, anything you like. Do you have some good recipes? Do you know more about the Chicago Bulls than any other living human being? Would you like to make some original artwork available to the world? Would you like to tell us something about the beauty and culture of your home city or country? Have you figured out how to do something for this course that would really help the poor students that have to take it in the future?

Your assignment is to create a collection of Web pages revolving around your interesting topic. You must meet the following technical requirements:

In addition, you must meet the following content requirements:
Grading will be out of a maximum of 100 points. Grading will be split between the two sets of requirements: 50 points for meeting the technical requirements, and 50 points for meeting the content requirements. The technical points should be almost automatic, but we will be grading fairly tough on content. You should get an early start on your research for content.

Project Collaboration

You are allowed to receive help on this project from other students who are also taking CS 100. Each student must still complete and submit his/her own project. You will be required to include a Collaboration Statement somewhere on your project if you receive help. This statement can simply be something like the following:
For this project, I received help from the following member of CS 100.
This statement should list each helping student's name with a link to that person's UIC Homepage on Icarus. This statement DOES NOT count toward the completion of any technical requirements for this project.

Submission of your Project

In addition to displaying your weblet on the inernet, you must electronically submit all of your files (all .html files, all image files and any other files used with your weblet) via the UNIX turnin command using the project name of hw2.

The easiest way to submit the UNIX turnin command, is to create a directory that contains all of the files needed for your information web. Then you turnin the entire directory. For example, assume you create a subdirectory in your public_html directory called hw2directory. In this "hw2directory" directory you contain all of the files needed for this assignment. If you are in your public_html directory, you can the type in the command:

    $> turnin -c troy -p hw2 hw2directory
To verify what you submitted using the turnin command type:
    $> turnin -c troy -p hw2 -v

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