Production for Digital Design / Fall 2015

Assignment Overview

Typesetting Webpage

Due: See schedule
Submit via Canvas
HER-V 302 | Fall 2015
Instructor: Aaron Ganci


In this assignment, you will typeset a piece of text (Rumpelstiltskin by The Brother's Grim) for the web. You will are required to use at least one non-standard web font.

Create a single webpage using only formatted text (no images, icons, etc). Use color to your advantage color.

Grading criteria

This is a 40 point assignment. This assignment will be graded on EXACTLY these criteria:

Important: This assignment needs to be submitted in two ways: 1.) A live URL and 2.)a zipped root folder. Both of which need to be submitted via canvas. If you hand in anything other these required items, you will be subject to the late submission policy. Correctly linking a CSS file to your HTML file is another critical piece of this assignment. If your HTML and CSS are not linked correctly on initial submission, you will again be subject to late submission.

  • (2pt) Site can be accessed via a live URL
  • (5pt) Successful implementation of margins
  • (5pt) Successful implementation of leading
  • (5pt) Successful visual hierarchy hierarchy
  • (2pt) Successful use of color
  • (5pt) Quality of overall legibility and readability of page.
  • (2pt) Correct use of div tag
  • (5pt) Correct use of text tags to build content hierarchy
  • (2pt) Use of at least one class
  • (2pt) Use of at least one id
  • (5pt) Successful and tasteful use of non-standard web font (font comes from a service)


Right-click and save this linked file to access the text for this assignment.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this project, you will be able to:

  • Write a very basic web page involving both HTML and CSS.
  • Publish a live web page.
  • Format text for the web and responsively control the styles.


Category % of total
Assignments 80%
After Effects Exercise 5%
After Effects Webpage Demo Webpage 10%
Glossary webpage 5%
Visual Spec Assignment 10%
Typesetting webpage 20%
Book website #1 30%
Test 20%

*Categories and percentage breakdown subject to change.

Late work

Every assignment in this course will be due at the beginning of the class of its defined due date. Work that is not handed in via the method requested by the instructor (OnCourse, email, etc) by the predetermined time will be considered late. The consequences of late submission fall on sliding scale, increasing in severity over time. If late work is handed in within the following parameters, the grade will be reduced in the following ways:

Due date/time – same day, end of class -10%
Same day, end of class – same day, end of day (11:59pm) -15%
Next day (midnight – 11:59pm) -20%
Any subsequent day -50%
Grading scale
A+ 100-98
A 97-93
A- 92-90
B+ 89-87
B 86-83
B- 82-80
C+ 79-77
C 76-73
C- 72-70
D+ 69-67
D 66-63
D- 62-60
F 59-0