This page includes a listing of project suggestions that you can peruse when researching ideas for individual and team project assignments. Also provided are links to Web sites that you can visit to get ideas or inspiration.
Note: Some of these links are excellent examples of Web design. However, others are not good design examples; they are presented to show the diversity of Web pages that can be created. This collection of links illustrates the wide range of topics, contents, focuses, and purposes that can be incorporated into Web pages.
Create a Personal Page
A personal page can be about anything about yourself you want to present on the Web.
http://www.sullivanet.com/katie.html — About Katie Sullivan
http://www.wendylu.net/ — Welcome to WendyLu.net
http://students.washington.edu/bbsmith/ — Benjamin Smith's Home Page
http://students.washington.edu/essun/ — Welcome to Eileen's Page
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/jburn/jen.html — Jen Home Page
http://www.orchidlady.com/linda.html — The Orchid Lady's Personal Page
http://www.vex.net/~emily/ — Emily Way Home Page
Present a Paper
Publish an essay or paper you have written. Include footnotes or endnote links (with return links).
http://www.ibiblio.org/cmc/mag/1995/mar/kaplan.html — Politexts, Hypertexts, and Other Cultural Formations in the Late Age of Print by Nancy Kaplan
http://www.fordham.edu/philosophy/lc/babich/tech.htm — The Essence of Questioning After Technology: Techne as Constraint and the Saving Power by Babette Babich
http://www.carleton.ca/~abrook/SCHOPENY.htm — SCHOPENHAUER AND FREUD by Christopher Young and Andrew Brook
http://csmaclab-www.uchicago.edu/philosophyProject/LOT/KAYEAS.html — How to Avoid Holism and Draw the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction by Lawrence J. Kaye
Write a Book Review
Write a book review and publish it as a Web page or create a page that features book reviews. To create a sharper focus, create a page of reviews of books on a particular topic or specific field. Note: For guidance on how to write an effective book review, see http://library.queensu.ca/inforef/bookreview/write_review.htm — How to Write a Book Review
http://www.blackbooknetwork.com/ — The Black Book Network
http://dannyreviews.com/ — Danny Yee's Book Reviews
http://www.themilitarybookreview.com/ — The Military Book Review
http://bostonphoenix.com/archive/books/97/11/06/ALIAS_SHAKESPEARE.html — Much ado about nothing: Why Shakespeare was not, is not, and never will be the Earl of Oxford
http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/pschmid1/essays/pynchon/mason.html — Line, Vortex, and Mound: On First Reading Thomas Pynchon's Mason and Dixon
Note: Students can sign up as an affiliate of Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble and earn a commission on any sales resulting from their review or reviews.
http://www.curledup.com/fantasy.htm — Curled Up With a Good Book
Compose a Bibliography
Create a page that presents a bibliography of important references for a particular topic. Include book, article, and online references.
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/humss/bioethic/biobib.htm — Bioethics Bibliography
http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~eemoise/bibliography.html — Vietnam War Bibliography
http://nmnhwww.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/ — A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians
Compose an FAQ
Create a page that presents (and organizes) questions and answers on a particular topic. Note: For an FAQ on FAQs, students can go to http://www.faqs.org/faqs/faqs/about-faqs/.
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html — Global Warming Frequently Asked Questions
http://faq.thekrib.com/ — The Aquaria FAQs
http://www.daimi.aau.dk/~bouvin/tolkienfaq.html — Welcome to the hypertextualized Tolkien FAQ
Compose a Glossary
Create a glossary or lexicon that presents terms and definitions for a particular field, area, group, or region.
http://ftp.std.com/homepages/jimf/biking/slang.html — The Dictionary of Mountain Bike Slang
http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/~jasanders/judi2.html — The College Slang Page
http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html — Glossary of Internet Terms
http://www.weather.com/glossary/ — Weather Glossary
http://www.firstbasesports.com/football_glossary.html — Football Glossary
http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menuglossary/ — Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture
http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html — Rhetorical Figures: A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html — Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary
http://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html — Twists, Slugs, and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
Take a Stand
Publish a "broadside" page that takes a position on an important current issue of local, regional, national, or international interest, arguing for your position and refuting counterarguments. Include links to other resources on the Web that support or substantiate your position.
Create an Informational Page
Create a page that presents facts and information about a particular topic or subject matter.
http://www.cusd.claremont.edu/~mrosenbl/spamfacts.html — Spam Facts
http://www.jamm.com/strawberry/facts.html — The Original Strawberry Facts Page
http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm — Rainforest Facts
Create a Chronology or Timeline
Create a page that presents a chronology or timeline for the history or development of a technology, movement, or other phenomenon.
http://www.wshs.org/text/timeline.htm — Washington History Timeline
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index.html — The History Place presents The Vietnam War
Create a Genealogy Page
Create a page featuring your family history.
http://members.aol.com/marwomack/welcome.htm — Martha's Genealogy
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~friends1995/ — An American Portrait - The Friend Family
http://home.pacbell.net/rgadley/nez_perce.html — Darlene Gadley's Nez Perce Genealogy Page
Create a History Page or Site
Create a page or site that is focused on the history of a place, locale, region, trail, migration, invention, or other historical phenomenon.
http://www.isu.edu/%7Etrinmich/Oregontrail.html — The Oregon Trail
http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml — A Brief History of the Internet
http://www.ibiscom.com/auto.htm — Early Adventures of the Automobile
Create a Site for a Club, Organization, or Group
Volunteer to design a Web site for a club, organization, or group at your school or in your community.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jlbenjamin/ricc/riccmain.html — Rock Island Conservation Club
http://www.mtbakersquaredancecouncil.org/ — Mount Baker Square Dance Council
http://www.cockatiel.org/ — North American Cockatiel Society
http://hcs.harvard.edu/~husc/ — Harvard University Snowboard Club
http://www.ymow.org/ — Meals on Wheels - Ypsilanti, Michigan
Create a Movie or DVD Review Page
Create a page that features reviews and rankings of current movies in theatres or of movies released on DVD.
http://www.colincampbell.net/mplex.shtm — Monkey Plex Movie Reviews
http://www.geocities.com/~polfilms/ — Political Film Society
http://www.geocities.com/athens/9200/index.htm — The Movie Pit
http://www.mutantreviewers.com/rmain.html — The Mutant Reviewers from Hell
http://www.filmref.com/ — Strictly Film School
Create a Page Dedicated to Your Pet
You can do this in the third person, or you can write the page from the first-person point of view of your pet.
http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/4000/ — The Little Dog JOSCHI Introduces Himself
http://members.aol.com/dvitro/mugsy2.htm — The World According to Mugsy
http://www.angelfire.com/va/GinRichPoms/ — GinRich Poms
Create a Travel Page
Write and publish an account of your travels, including favorite destinations, interesting travel experiences and stories, and a gallery of your travel photos. Or, make a travel resource site listing the best places to stay, tips, and things to see and do. For a sharper focus, target a specific type of traveler, such as families with small children or students. Note: This can be an excellent team project.
http://www.travelinsights.org/ — Travel Insights
http://www.geocities.com/studenttravelguide/ — The Student Travel Guide
Create a Fanzine for Your Favorite Sports Team or Star
Create as an individual project or as a team project.
http://www.bucpower.com/ — BUCPOWER.COM
http://www.geocities.com/iluvuboone/ — Carla's Mariner Web Site
http://hometown.aol.com/rustywallacelady/myhomepage/nascar.html — Tina's Rusty Wallace Fan Page
Create a Fanzine Dedicated to a Favorite Actor, Actress, or Performer
http://www.topthat.net/JeanSmart/ — Officially Jean Smart
http://www.rondestefano.com/ — Ron DeStefano Online
http://www.geocities.com/kirstenfan2002/ — Norm's Kirsten Dunst Fanpage
Create a Page Dedicated to a Favorite Writer
http://hometown.aol.com/wlfgnghmpl/myhomepage/index.html — Betty MacDonald Fanclub
http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~zealots/sjb/ — The Zealot's Lore: Steven Jesse Bernstein
Create a Page of Television Program Reviews
Combine your efforts to create a page that features reviews by team members' of favorite or classic TV programs.
http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/ — Television Heaven
Create an Online Art or Photo Gallery
Create images of your own or a friend's artwork using a scanner or a digital camera and present them in an online gallery.
http://www.peaselaw.com/heald/gallery.htm — Paul Heald Gallery
http://www.ambientlight.co.uk/portfolio/portfolio.htm — Ambient Light 3D Image Portfolio
http://www.jimwarren.com/ — Jim Warren's Official Website
http://www.mediarare.com/gwmainGal.html — gwImages Gallery
http://www.titerence.com/ — Ann's Art
http://www.earthboundlight.com/ — Earthbound Light
http://www.serenescenes.com/ — Serene Scenes
Create a Page or Site Dedicated to Your Favorite Cult Movie or TV Series
Pull together information, opinions, and resources about your favorite cult movie or TV series.
http://home.pacbell.net/rgadley/liz/index.html — Lizzy's Rocky Horror Picture Show Page
http://vzone.virgin.net/g.scully/a/SLIDERSwelc.htm — Sliders Cult TV
Create a Page about Weather or Weather Phenomena
Weather is a very broad category with lots of possibilities. After all, it is the most talked about of topics.
http://members.aol.com/Vortex100/index.htm — Vortex100 Storm Chase Page
http://www.captainstanman.com/weather.asp — My Weather Page
http://www.umbc.edu/tele/canton/STUDENTPROJ/wright/Hurricanes.html — Hurricanes
http://www.sullivanet.com/misc/hurricanes/ — Katie Sullivan's Hurricane Page
Create a History Page
Create a page about the history of something of international, national, or local interest.
http://www.rosyinn.com/5600a04.htm — Railroad History of the Black Hills
http://siouxme.com/ — A History of the Sioux
Create an Online Journal or Newsletter
http://www.geocities.com/skagitjournal/ — Skagit River Journal
http://www.banjonews.com/ — Banjo Newsletter
http://users.netconnect.com.au/~enews/ — eNAMEL Online Newsletter
Create a Writers' Resource Page
http://garbl.home.attbi.com/ — Garbl's Writing Center
Create a Recipe Site
Feature the favorite dishes, meals, and confections of your family, region, or culture. For an added feature, create digital images of the finished dishes, using a digital camera or a regular camera and a scanner, to illustrate the site.
http://www.berksweb.com/pam/recipe.html — Authentic Berks County Recipes: Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking
http://agsyst.wsu.edu/recipes.htm — Farm Fresh Recipes
http://www.outernetweb.com/recipes/ — My Grandma's Old World Polish Recipes