I discuss issues of copyright to my students, but the open architecture of the World Wide Web makes it easy to copy images and text that they can use in their own page design. I encourage students to use their own work (that is, other than textual content) on their web site. What I dislike about many student projects is the use of random images or graphics that don't quite fit the topic of the site. Students shouldn't think they have to have something in addition to a strong argument. The images they use should contribute to the design, not subsume it.

I recommend encouraging students do the following when designing web pages:

These students worked hard to learn HTML, various kinds of software and improve their composition skills. A well-designed site communicates more than the text it contains-it makes the information more accessible to a wider audience. I hope you have an opportunity to look through some of these web sites.

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