This 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.
Website Projects - Instructor Guide
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
Webby Awards - browse by category
Content heavy examples
New York Times Online Magazine
50 of the Best eportfolios from the College Info Geek
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.
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
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.
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.