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Websites

decorativeThis toolkit contains lots of tips and resources to help make an effective and beautiful website. Students can share their research, stories, projects, a portfolio of their work or an online magazine with the world. 

 

Instructors

Website Projects - Instructor Guide

Assessment Tools

Website Assessment Rubric from U. of Wisconsin - 6 criteria rated on 4 levels from not yet proficient to exemplary.

Website Rubric from Gallileo Educational Network - very comprehensive, includes 11 criteria described at 4 levels.

ePortfolio Rubric from U. of Wisconsin

Team Projects

Website  Inspiration

Webby Awards - browse by category

Content heavy examples  
New York Times Online Magazine  
GOOD

Portfolio examples
50 of the Best eportfolios from the College Info Geek

 

Students

Student Planning Worksheet

Design

Principles of good web design

What makes a website visually appealing?

If you want more depth, the CSUSM library also has digital books on web design, including Practical Web Design for Absolute Beginners. Log in for online access.

Top 5 web design mistakes

Design Assets

Fair Use of Copyrighted Images

FREE IMAGES & ICONS

Foter.com  - over 220 million  stock photos 
Pixabay - pictures, and graphics, with a CCO  “No Rights Required” license 
Pikwizard - More photos  with a “CC0” license
Freepik - lots of icons

DATA VISUALIZATION

Chart Chooser: Find a chart, download as Excel and insert your  data.

FONTS & COLOR SCHEMES

About Font Selection  
Coolors
 - Generate color schemes or choose from their selection.

100 brilliant color combinations  

 

Free Website Creation Tools

Both Wix and Weebly  include templates, themes and hundreds of design elements as well as the ability to upload your own images. Website Builder Expert has a helpful chart comparing the pros and cons of multiple tools, including these two. 

Wix.com

Wix tutorial for beginners: video  
Wix help center 
Explore Wix websites 
Explore Wix templates

Weebly.com

Beginners guide to Weebly: video 
Weebly help center   
Explore Weebly themes (templates)

 

  License