Web Media II

February 23 – Menu Boards

  • Menu Board Project

February 21 – Tutorials

Due February 28: Choose One*

You will need to submit the certificate of completion and the tutorial files you completed.

February 14 – Challenge

  • Create an e-greeting inspired by the candy hearts provided.
    • Project must be contained in a single file.
    • At least one photo or scan of a candy heart must be included.
    • Bonus: Include motion.*
    • Bonus: Send the greeting via email (and not as an attachment) by the end of class.*

*Graduate students must complete one bonus as part of their challenge.

February 12 – Site Review

February 9 – Evaluating

  • Maddy presentation and critique.
  • How do we evaluate design work? What should be in a written evaluation?
  • What should be in portfolio documentation? What format is appropriate?


  • Process book
  • Written Evaluation
  • Portfolio Documentation

February 7 – Challenge

  • CHALLENGE: Present Work in 5 minutes; you have 30 minutes to prepare
    • Show original magazine layout and identify key features of the design
    • Show an overview of your process (ideation, drafts, user testing)
    • Show current solution and explain how your process informed your solution.
  • Critique


  • Revise project for Friday, February 9. Complete process book, written evaluation and portfolio documentation for Monday, February 12.

February 5 – Critique


  • Critique is reschedule for Wednesday, February 6.
  • Revise project for Friday, February 9. Complete process book, written evaluation and portfolio documentation for Monday, February 12.

February 2 – Critique Delayed

I will not be in class today because of a family emergency. Please give each other feedback today and mentor beginning students who need help. Use the class time you have to refine your work — remember that you need to do user testing, so feel free to ask students in 317 to help you out. We’ll critique your projects on Monday and will bump the remaining deadlines for the assignment by one class period. If you have questions, please reach out in Slack.

January 31 – Challenge #2

Challenge 1: “Show Love” Button Design

Show Love Button

Recreate this button using only CSS and the following HTML: <body><button> Show Love</button></body>. You may not use ANY images. Submit a single html file that contains an internal style sheet. Remember that the example above is just an image and does not show any interaction; it is up to you to decide an appropriate user feedback and interaction.

In addition to submitting your coded solution provide a written explanation of how you tackled this problem. It is not uncommon to have a hard technical test in an interview where the purpose is to demonstrate your thought process and problem solving skills and not necessarily a perfect solution.


  • Hint 1: Multiple Borders
  • Hint 2: HTML Entities
  • Hint 3: Pseudo Elements
  • Hint 4: Text Shadow & Text Transform
  • Hint 5: CSS Gradients

January 29 – Process Books

A process book documents all major design decisions and steps in the design process. Summarize research methods and key findings. Explain how findings during discovery, critiques or user testing influenced how a particular deliverable or asset was revised. Remember to both show and tell.

Other members of your design studio who might need to update or revise your project or do a similar one in the future are the intended audience of this document.

Process book will be evaluated with the department’s process rubric. The process outlined in the book, the actual design of the book, and the writing in the book are all evaluated.


  • letter size
  • landscape
  • designed for screen
  • design in InDesign (use stylesheets)
  • submit as an accessible PDF

January 24 – Print to Screen


January 22 – Challenge