CS 437/637 Database-Backed Web Sites and Web Services
Homework Assignment 2
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Become familiar with professional Website design using
CSS by separating
presentation from content.
You should use the CS Unix server
host your web site (contact the instructor and TA if you prefer
to use another web server).;
Pick a design template or templates from
Zen Garden and study the use of CSS and HTML
by professional designers. Improve your own
website that you have done in Homework 1 based on the CSS
template(s) you have studied. You should use
at least 10 new CSS properties to improve
your website. Your TA will
grade your Homework 1 using the softcopies
you submitted to the UMassOnline. You may
change your website in this homework without any constraint.
All of your web pages in Homework 1 are Valid XHTML 1.0
Strict. While keeping all the web pages
Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, you should furthermore
make all the web pages VALID CSS. Here is the HTML you
could use to add this icon to your Web page. <a>
alt="Valid CSS!" />
Once the W3C icon is clicked, W3C MarkUp Validation Service
should valid your pages successfully.
Turn in a brief
report that provides the URL(s)
of the CSS Zen
Garden template(s) you have used.
Explain the new CSS properties you used
in Homework 2. You
may write the report in MS Word or just
another web page.
Turn in the paper copies of your web pages including the
CSS and HTML source
code and screen snapshots of the resulting web page. Hard copies should be bound firmly
together as one pack. 5 points will be deducted for unbounded homework.
Submit the softcopy of the files through your UMassOnline account.
Zip all the files including the cover page into one ZIP file. Name the ZIP file
An invalid homework URL (You must provide URL in your cover page) results in 10
No hard copies or soft copies results in 0 points.