DO create an original, interesting header. It must fill the entire space (779 X 200 pixels). Please notice the header at the top that was created online. You may have to resize this, but free online applications can help you here.
DO NOT leave a large, white gap in your header because you did not bother to learn how to re-size images.
DO decide an interesting, three-color scheme for your site that communicates something about you.
DO NOT create rainbow-brite fonts and sizes all over an ePage. You should have one highlighting font color if you need that. The main font color and type should be consistent across the board. Changes in sizes and color should be for EMPHASIS only and the way that you emphasize should be consistent across all pages. Doing otherwise will make you look immature, unprofessional, and unskilled in graphic/digital work.
DO create visually persuasive pages. Include at least ONE image for every page. Original word art would be ideal. If you use an image from the internet, give credit to the website/creator (see the landing page on this website). Google images is not a website/creator!
DO NOT even try and make the argument that you like simple design and so only include words on a webpage. That is NOT how digital cultures work. Doing this will make you look immature, unprofessional, and unskilled in graphic/digital work.
DO learn to right-justify or left-justify all images. Make your style here consistent, not one picture to the left and then to the right and then to the left again. That's a boardgame, not a website. You should have at least one image (or video) on each webpage.
DO NOT have free-floating centered images. You should only do this when you are offering a short advertisement/promo (see the pages on this ePort about internships) OR creating a top "logo" (like the box at the top of this page). Doing otherwise will make you look immature, unprofessional, and unskilled in graphic/digital work.
DO show that you are an intelligent, trustworthy web designer. You should have at least one weblink on EVERY page. Your links should be to interesting, informed websites--- not about.com, wikipedia, etc. Those sources are valid and interesting, but anyone can find those sites on the internet. You need to look and go deeper than that in order to be perceived as well-read, educated, and informed here.
DO NOT create any single page (except a landing page) WITHOUT a valid weblink. Do NOT weblink to a youtube video. If the video is interesting enough to be weblinked, then it should be embedded on an actual page.
DO include interesting titles for your left tab pages.
DO NOT use names in the left tab that ONLY students at JJay or on one of your classmates would understand (i.e., ENG 201, Scripted Interview, etc). You look and sound like a high school student turning in an assignment.