The easiest layouts for a web page design are not always
the most exciting, but for a beginner, remember the old
adage: K.I.S.S, or Keep It Simple, Sweetheart! A heading
at the top with a short paragraph introducing your page
is a good safe way to start.
Remember the privacy issues that we should all be concerned
with and don't include students' complete names. It is
also a good idea to obtain parental permission before posting
any picture of students on the WorldWideWeb. It's better
to be safe than sorry.
Following your introduction, you could very easily include
links to pages of individual student work. When you get
really fancy, you can include "thumbnails," or smaller
versions of artwork that then becomes the link to the larger
version. You don't want to include too many large graphics
on your pages because of the time involved with loading
the pages on a browser. That's where thumbnails come in
Keep in mind as you are surfing the Net that the best "cheat sheet"
is right there within your browser. When you find a page that you
like, simply click on (Netscape users:) View, Page Source, or (MS
Internet Explorer users:) View, Source. The code used to create the
page will be displayed for you.
As an example, I have written a page displaying the digital
artwork that my 10 year old, dyslexic daughter has created
using the simple Windows Paint program. I did enclose
the thumbnail in a table, which is something you have not
learned in this tutorial. But if you check back, lessons
will be added to take this learning experience to another
level as I have time.