Assigned: 8/30/2022; Due 9/13/2022 at 3:05pm ET
Imagine that you work for an organization where designers rule (such as Apple is reported to be), so that your job is to faithfully reproduce the design you have been given. Assume that the description below (and in future assignments) is the specification, and your job is to implement it exactly. You are not supposed to deviate from the design (and you will be graded on how well your implementation matches the specification).
- index.html - the main, home page, which has links to the other pages and a few other messages and pictures.
- details.html - a page that shows the details of a selected product. The main content will be generated from the same database.
- not_implemented.html - a static "not implemented yet" page, to be used for all the pages of the web site we are not implementing. Having links to this page makes the other pages look more realistic.
- style.css - a file where you will put all the CSS for the website.
- shirts.js - a database of shirts to display on the products page. When we grade your website, we will use a different list with the same format, so you should make sure that your program works with database files with different values for the fields, different number of products (more or fewer shirts, more or fewer colors for each shirt), and with products that have various fields with missing data (like missing price, missing picture, etc.). You should make multiple versions of this file as your tests, and turn them in.
- shirt_images/ - a folder of the images for the shirts that are mentioned in the database. If a shirt/color combination doesn't have an image, you should use the supplied not-found.png file.
- site_images/ - some other images you might use for the other pages, like the logo.png, the banner on the home page (home.png), the shopping cart icon (cart.png), and the scotty.png you can use for the not_implemented.html page.
In addition, you will want to rely on these pictures and the movie, which are a key part of the specifications:
- HW1-example.mp4 - a movie (3:36 min) showing how the homework should look and behave.
- HW1-index.png - a picture of what the first page might look like.
- HW1-products.png - a picture of what the products page might look like.
- HW1-products-quickview.png - a picture of the optional (extra credit) Quick View at the bottom of the products page, for the second shirt.
- HW1-details.png - a picture of what the detail page might look like. Note the cursor is hovering over the "Blue" button and its text color has changed to white from the defailt which is black.
- HW1-not_implemented.png - a picture of the example page for all the links which are not yet implemented.
We expect your design to look as much as possible like the example screen shots and movie. However, it is not necessary to try to match the exact fonts, sizes, colors or spacing -- just make your site look basically the same as the pictures. Spending extra time on the design of the look will not count for extra credit. However, to be as close as possible, you can use these fonts and colors:
- Headers: "Catamaran"
- Footer/buttons: "Open Sans"
- Red for header & footer, etc.: #c51230
- Color of the shopping cart icon: #993036 or maybe #ac2432 (see what looks right on your computer)
The styling should be defined by the CSS file, and not in the html file. Specifically, there should be no styling information in the html file, and the dynamically generated content should also reference classes in the CSS file, when useful. (Hint: but the colored buttons on the details page will need to be generated by your code based on the colors from the shirts.js file).
As should be apparent from the movie and screen shots, here are the required behaviors:
- Every page should contain a header containing the logo, the company name: Scotty Shirts U Illustrate (SSUI), and the cart logo in a rounded-red rectangle with a 0 for the number of items in the cart. Below that, should be a top navigation menu containing T-SHIRTS, CREATE FROM PICTURE, CREATE YOUR OWN, ABOUT US, and LOG IN. The logo should link to the index (home) page, T_SHIRTS should link to the products page, and all of the other links (including clicking on the cart icon) should go to the not_implemented page. These should all be defined in the html of each page (with the styling in the CSS file). (By the way, you will be creating the page for "CREATE YOUR OWN" in homeworks 3 and 5, the shopping cart in homework 4, and the page for "CREATE FROM PICTURE" in homework 6). The header should be at the top of the content, so it will scroll off the screen if there is too much to fit.
All clickable elements should indicate they are
clickable with a hover behavior, as shown in the
video. For example, the top menu items in the example display an animated red
bottom border, and all the other buttons change the text color on
hover (also with an animation).
- Hint: the "animation" is easily added by having a line that says: transition: 0.5s; in your css file for the appropriate elements.
- index (main) page: The center of the index page should contain the home.png image and two text boxes with amusing content.
- products page: Besides the header and footer information, the rest of the content of this page should be generated from the data in the shirts.js file. You should iterate through that list, and create an entry for each item. The entry on the products page should list at least the main picture, the name, how many colors it is available in, and a button to see the details. Clicking on that button or on the picture should take the user to the details page. (The "Quick View" button is optional extra credit - see below. If you do not implement the Quick View extra credit, then remove the "Quick View" buttons, or else the "Quick View" buttons should link to the not-implemented page.) Note that the layout of the entries should work for any number of shirts, from 1 up to say 20 shirts and any reasonable laptop window width. (Hint: make different versions of the shirts.js file that have different numbers of entries, and make sure your products page still works.)
details page: Similarly to products, besides the
header and footer information, the rest of the content of this page
should be generated from the data in the shirts.js file. You should
display all the options available for the selected shirt as clickable
elements, and switch the picture shown based on the user's selections.
Each shirt may have a selection of colors, and a front and back for
each color, so the front-back choice and the color choice should be
independent. The other information in the data for the shirt should
also be displayed, such as the name, description and the price. As in
the products page, your code should be robust to missing data.
- not-implemented page should alert the user that the page isn't implemented yet. It does not need to have any header, footer or links. The user can get off this page using the browser's back button. Every element that has a link should go to this page if it isn't implemented yet.
- All of the pages should do something reasonable as the size of the browser window is changed. For example, the header and footer can get squished narrower. However, it is not necessary for any of the pages to be "responsive" (like changing the layout or content of the entries based on the window width) - that is extra credit.
- As shown in the example, you can add a "Quick View" link to each shirt on the products page, that shows some of the information avaialble on the details page. This can be shown at the bottom as in the example, or as a popup. The user should be able to close the Quick View (the "Close" button in the example; if you use a popup, it should also have an "X" to close it), and it should also link to the details page (clicking on the picture in the example Quick View). If you do not implement this extra credit, then remove the "Quick View" buttons, or else the "Quick View" buttons should link to the not-implemented page. [Up to +5 extra credit, out of 100]
- You can make your pages be responsive. This means that as the width decreases, the page rearranges and changes content. For example, at the width for a phone, you should change the header and foot menus into using the "hamburger icon", like the class web page does (hint: the class web page uses bootstrap to do this, but you are not allowed to use any libraries, so you will have to code this directly using a @media entry in the css file). You might also change how the products page is layed out when the screen is narrow. Note that just squishing the content as it gets narrower is part of the requirements and not extra credit - you need to restructure the page somewhat. [Up to +5 extra credit, out of 100]
Setting Up Your Github Repo
To submit this (and each future) assignment, you will host your code in a Github Classroom private Github repository, host the page using Github Pages, and submit a README with the link as your submission for the homework to Canvas. The following sections will walk you through the process of setting this up.
(See pictures below. Click on a picture for a larger view.)
- Click the link on the HW1 entry on Canvas to accept the invite to the GitHub Classroom. This will open a new tab where you can log in or sign up to GitHub and accept the assignment.
- After a few seconds you can refresh and follow the link to your new repository.
- To setup GitHub pages, click on Settings -> Pages and select Deploy from branch for Source and main / (root) for the branch. After a few minutes you should see a link to your live website that will be updated every time you push new code.
- We recommend downloading Github Desktop to easily edit your code locally and commit changes to Github. Once downloaded and connected to your account, from your "SSUI-homeworks" repository click the "Code" button and "Open with Github Desktop" and follow the instructions to create a local copy of the repo on your computer.
- Copy the starter code into your local folder (note: do not copy the folder itself, copy only the contents, so the html files are at the top level of the repository). As you build your site, commit your changes using Github Desktop.
- We also suggest you use Visual Studio Code as your code editor.
In addition to your code, you need to have a README file, which can be in plain text, Microsoft Word, or pdf format, which should contain:
- Your name and Andrew ID (please include both!) at the top of the file
- Your site's URL for GitHub Pages, and the URL of your Github Repo.
- A description of your testing, including describing any extra shirts.js files you turn in.
- Any extra credit work you did, and what the user interface is to make it happen.
- Anything else of interest in your design or implementation.
Please upload this README file to Canvas by 9/13/2022 at 3:05pm ET.
We will also check the timestamp of your last Github commit to ensure this was completed on time.