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1 Senior Design Project Webpage Basic Information

2 Create your webpage: MS Word (not PowerPoint) Macromedia Dreamweaver MS Frontpage HTML editor

3 Requirements Inform the Course Coordinator which team member will be serving as webmaster Inform the Course Coordinator which team member will be serving as webmaster Deb Craig the login of the Team’s webmaster (whoever is hosting the page) so she can add the link to the ME webpage. Deb Craig the login of the Team’s webmaster (whoever is hosting the page) so she can add the link to the ME webpage. Get Client approval for posting pictures and any information that could be considered proprietary or sensitive Get Client approval for posting pictures and any information that could be considered proprietary or sensitive

4 Use the Right Structure As you create it, set it up the same way it needs to be on the server: As you create it, set it up the same way it needs to be on the server: home page = SDindex.html files location folder = MESD In other words, name your project home page ‘SDindex.html’ and store any files associated with it in a folder called ‘MESD’

5 Website Contents Be Professional!!! - You are selling your expertise as consulting engineers to potential customers (employers) Be Professional!!! - You are selling your expertise as consulting engineers to potential customers (employers) Link to sponsor’s website Link to sponsor’s website Project Description Project Description Project Goals Project Goals Team member info Team member info Names, Picture of team, webmaster contact info Names, Picture of team, webmaster contact info Can include resumes or brief bio’s Can include resumes or brief bio’s As you progress: As you progress: Status reports, testing results, construction updates, etc. Status reports, testing results, construction updates, etc.

6 Stylistic Tips Avoid annoying blinking and flashing things, frames, and garish colors Avoid annoying blinking and flashing things, frames, and garish colors Be conservative in your design - “safe” colors, like black and white or BU color scheme Be conservative in your design - “safe” colors, like black and white or BU color scheme Legible font, other than Times Legible font, other than Times Make it expandable so you can add more info later Make it expandable so you can add more info later Pictures are good Pictures are good Videos can also be added (get advisor approval) Videos can also be added (get advisor approval)

7 Use the transfer software If you don’t have SSH, you can download it from If you don’t have SSH, you can download it from htm htm You can use the lab computers to create and transfer your webpage. You can use the lab computers to create and transfer your webpage.

8 For those who don’t know how to use SSH:

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12 Test it! * Replace ‘login’ with your login name Then let Deb Craig know the Team number and your login name so she can link your page from the ME website. ****Very Important****

13 Basic Webpage setup info Senior Design Webpage address = SD webpage files = …login/public_html/MESD Set permissions for MESD folder the same as for public_html

14 In other words, your public_html directory should have a structure similar to: ‘your login’ public_html SDindex.html MESD

15 If you have any questions about setting this up, please see your advisor or Deb Craig. ****Be aware that the files associated with your Project website will be copied off to the Departmental Server at the end of your Project.*****

16 ME 410/411 File Server Space has been set up on the Department file server for file storage associated with coursework for ME410/411 Senior Design Projects. Space has been set up on the Department file server for file storage associated with coursework for ME410/411 Senior Design Projects. Map a network drive by right-clicking on the ‘My Computer’ icon on the desktop and choosing ‘Map a network drive’. Assign a drive letter such as ‘P’ (for projects).

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18 ME 410/411 File Server Type in the route to the folder, in this case it will always be \\engine\teamXX with XX being your two digit team number with Teams 1-9 being Type in the route to the folder, in this case it will always be \\engine\teamXX with XX being your two digit team number with Teams 1-9 being Make sure the ‘Reconnect on logon’ is unchecked. Make sure the ‘Reconnect on logon’ is unchecked. Click ‘Finish’. Click ‘Finish’. To post your webpage files to the server for storage, follow the same procedure as above, only change the folder route to be \\engine\teamXXw. To post your webpage files to the server for storage, follow the same procedure as above, only change the folder route to be \\engine\teamXXw.


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