GDS 46

Artist Project

Artist Project Instructions


OBJECTIVE:

Create a small website on the artist of your choice. It can be a visual artist, music artist or other.

  • You can include biographical information and images of the artwork.
  • Try to make the style of the site reflect the style of the artist.
  • Pay attention to the requirements, as well as the design.

Requirements:

  1. 3-4 linked web pages about the artist of your choice.
  2. Use Flexbox somewhere in the site
  3. A gallery of some sort
  4. Incorporate at least some responsive design
    • For example, the number of items per row in the gallery changes when the browser is resized.

Process

  1. Do a content inventory/list for the site
    • You will not turn this in, but it will be valuable in your process
  2. Do information architecture for the site
    • This is to organize the information and content you came up with while doing the content inventory.
    • You can use draw.io for this, or anything you want as far as software
  3. You will not turn this in, but it will be valuable in your process
  4. Do concept sketches
  5. Do wireframes, 2 for each page this time
  6. Create the site pages.
  7. Check the calendar for due dates.

Project Examples


Point Breakdown

Project Grading Scale Possible
Sketches 5
Wireframes 10
Project Specifications 10
Design and Finesse 10
TOTAL POINTS: 35

Specifications (10 points):

The Minimum Requirements Are

  • 3-4 linked pages
  • Use of the Flexbox Property
  • A gallery of some sort
  • Use at least some responsive design

Suggestions

  • Make sure to choose proper graphics, text and colors for the intended audience and content

Design & Finesse: (10 points)

  • Communicate the message
  • Design fits the content
  • Proper optimization of images
  • Good composition of pages
  • Good color harmony
  • Good functionality/usability
  • Intuitive and functional navigation
  • Type should be legible, use appropriate fonts for the design