CS 120, Fall 2012, Lab 12:
Web Portfolio Checkpoint
Instead of a regular lab this week, you can work on one of two things during the lab: You can continue work on Lab 11, which is not due until Monday; or you can do some work on your web portfolio
The grading for the Lab 12 is a "checkpoint" for your web portfolio, as discussed below. You should have your portfolio ready to be looked at by the Thursday after Thanksgiving, November 29, at 12:00 noon. The lab will count for 10 points in your overall lab grade.
Remember that your web portfolio counts for 10 percent of your final grade for the course. It is due at the same time as the final exam. At that time, your web portfolio should be complete. It will, hopefully, be attractive, and it will use some of the things that you have learned in the course. (That is, it should not be just a list of links on a page.) Furthermore, you will probably want to spruce up some of the web pages that made for the individual labs and make sure that they are working properly.
For today's lab, I want to make sure that you have done some minimal work on the web portfolio. To get credit for this lab,
- You must have a main index page for the portfolio. Your previous work must be accessible from this page. (It doesn't all have to be directly accessible from the main page; you might have links to other pages that in turn have links to your work.)
- The main page must, at a minimum, be readable. In particular, it should not have a background that makes some of the text difficult to read.
- All the links must work. In particular, you must have copies of all of your work in your www directory, so that it can be accessed on the Web.
- I must be able to get to your web page by going to http://math.hws.edu/eck/cs120 and clicking on your name. This means that your main page must be named index.html (all lower case), and it must be in the top level of your www directory.
If you don't know what this all means, or if you have trouble setting things up, you need to get help now, so you don't end up losing unnecessary points on your Web portfolio at the end of the semester.