CompSci 4 Fall 2008: Assignment 2

Due: Thursday, Sept. 4 by 11:59pm

10 points

The purpose of this assignment is for you to create a course web page where you will link to some work you do in this course. We also need to know where your web page is located.

These parts must be done in order! (Part 1 first, then Part 2).

Part 1: Creating a Course Web page

You should create a course web page in your public_html/compsci4 folder in your Duke OIT account if you have not already done so.

You should already have created this folder in class. This is where you put your html classwork.

Creating your Web page

For this course, you will create a web page that represents a portfolio of all of your projects. The course staff will use this page to track your progress throughout the course, so it is very important that you keep it up-to-date. Whether or not you already have a personal home page, you should create a separate page for this course.

To create the content for your web page, you can use Notepad and write in hypertext markup language, HTML, or if you know a tool to create web page such as Dreamweaver, you are free to use it.

Your course page must contain at least the following information:

  1. your name
  2. where you are from
  3. your computer science autobiography (see below)
  4. a paragraph summary about one of the three papers that are linked to on the second day of class (Lynx, Netscape or IE).
  5. a link to the CompSci 4 web page
  6. an organized structure where you will list work you do in this course, such as a list or a table. Your web page must be organized in such a way that it is easy for us to find work to grade it.
  7. a link to the html page you created for classwork 1.
  8. a link to your html page for classwork 2, the animal web page you created (put this in the organized structure)
  9. an image (this could be a picture of you, or a picture of anything else that is tasteful)
Some suggestions for additional information but not required include:

For more help on creating a web page, see the links from the last class.

Computer Science Autobiography

Your autobiography should attempt to answer the following questions:

Your email address on a web page

You can decide whether or not you want to put your email address on your web page. There are web crawlers that look for email addresses on web pages and then send spam to them. If you put your email address on a web page, then you should disguise it in some way.

If your user id is abc123 then you don't want to list it as, but rather as abc123 AT You can also disguise it by putting it in a graphic image as Prof. Rodger does on her web page.

Part 2: Sending Email


Send an email note with the info below to the TA Rishi (rvt AT, but not until you have done Part 1!

INFO TO SEND: Send the location of your web page created in Part 1.

Your message MUST HAVE THE SUBJECT: CompSci 4: ASSIGN 2: (your name here)

Your FIRST and LAST name must be on the subject line (no nicknames!).

For example, Prof. Rodger would send her message with the subject line

               CompSci 4: ASSIGN 2: Susan Rodger