CSci 1101 Problem set 1 (35 points). Due Tuesday, Feb 10 at 11:55pm

Your task for this problem set is to create a web page about yourself or anything that interests you and to format this page using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Don't worry if your page looks bland without CSS - the purpose of XHTML is to mark the contents, the purpose of CSS is to set the appearance.

You don't have to create an elaborate page or put a lot of information on it, but the text should be well written and grammatically correct, and images and appearance of the page must fit the contents. Your page must include all the features listed below. You may include other features, and it's a good learning experience.You may get some extra credit for extra features. However, don't include more than a couple of extra things: the extra credit is at most 5%.

The page appearance, as well as the neatness and organization of the HTML code, will be included in the grade (see the details below).

Page location -- 3 points

Your page should be in your public_html on csci110sp09. Call it index.html. You may create extra folders for images. You don't need to submit anything for this assignment (just send me the link), but don't modify the page after the deadline. The time you changed or uploaded the page last would be considered the submission time.

Required features (contents) -- 5 points

Make sure that the text on your page is coherent and syntactically and grammatically correct. Images should be related to the contents. Links should be easy to notice and it should be clear what they link to.

Required features (XHTML) -- 10 points

Required features (CSS) -- 10 points

Create a CSS file to format your page and link it by adding an appropriate link to your XHTML file. The CSS file should have at least the following:

Required features (code style) -- 4 points

Your XHTML code should be easy to read (and easy for you to work with). Here are some things that I'll be looking for:

If your code starts looking too messy, clean it up.

Required features (appearance) -- 3 points

It's hard to explain what a pleasant-looking page is, but use your sense of style. It may also be helpful to show a page to a few friends and see if they find is attractive.

How to submit

You don't need to send me your files, simply upload the final version to the server by the deadline and send me an e-mail with the location of the files when finished. Don't change anything in it after the deadline. If you would like to experiment with HTML further, simply make a copy of the HTML file with a different name and upload it to the server.
I will send you your grade by e-mail.

If you have any questions, please come to my office hours or e-mail me.

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