EdPsy 387
Best Personal Web Page Examples

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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 20:31:51 -0500
To: j-levin@uiuc.edu
From: "D. Michelle Hinn" <hinn@uiuc.edu>
Subject: Web Page that I like

Hi Jim!

Here is a web page of a friend of mine, in HTML:

  • A personal web page that I like is by a friend of mine, Adam Lindsay. I like his design because:
    1. It is personal expression
    2. It contains important information such as his resume and projects that he is involved with.

    D. Michelle Hinn

    Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 19:26:05 -0500
    To: j-levin@uiuc.edu
    From: Barbara Funches <bfunches@uiuc.edu>
    Subject: Homework week 2 addendum


    I found a personal web page that I liked. Its actually a "multidimensional" web page. This person has several sections to his web page, one of which is a personal section. I like th euse of color, graphics, and pictures. His personality seems to come through when you look through his page. Its different than most pages. He is obviously a complex, ambitious, creative man. I enjoyed learning about him. The URL is (in HTML) a personal web page favorite.

    see you in class, bjf

    Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 12:19:10 -0500 (CDT)
    To: j-levin@uiuc.edu
    From: p-sundb@students.uiuc.edu (Paul Sundberg)
    Subject: Favorite personal home pages

    Dr. Levin,

    I wasn't sure exactly what you meant by "find an example of good Web pages" in the assignment, whether it was home pages of individuals or institutions/corporations, but I came up with some of both:

    Individuals' Web pages

    (I did a little surfing through the student list at MIT's Media Lab -- they, of all people, ought to show some cutting-edge stuff. Oddly enough, the majority of student pages were pretty run-of-the-mill, perhaps MIT doesn't give their students time to fool around on meerly personal projects? But here are a couple of the more interesting I found.)

    Kevin Sawad Brooks an MIT Media Lab student -- very minimalist and avantgarde with animation. (Be sure to open with images 'on'.)

    Andrew Dahley another Lab student. -- interesting graphics on his opening menu. Minimal info (clutter) on the home page, but instead has links to other pages by topic: personal, resume, current projects, etc. Good home page format. (Be sure to open with images 'on'.)

    In case future classes want to check out some of the other MIT Lab's students' pages, here is the Media Lab's personnel list.

    Institutional Web Pages

    Interestingly enough, the Media Lab's own home page was not very impressive. But here are some groups that do it better:

    Wired magazine's on-line magazine Starts with photo sequence, moves automatically from page to page, ends on contents page, has lots of movement. It also is changed frequently -- it's a 'zine!

    Centripedus -- Group of Web graphics consultants. Presents, among other pages, an alternative (radical) political page with lots of animation and animation of letters. Very artsy. Centripedus also gives a visual (thumbnail) menu for art pages they've done for corporate ads, etc. Worth a look.

    Home page for Babel -- by "Alis", a francophone/international corporation that is trying to internationalize the Web linguistically: "Welcome to the Babel site, an Alis Technologies / Internet Society joint project to internationalize the Internet." Lush graphics and fun links to the same messages in various languages. Definitely an 'up-market' Web presentation. (It likes a WIDE page to download on.)

    Hope these are useful.

    o= Paul A. Sundberg
    o= Doctoral program, Educational Psychology
    o= University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    o= Urbana, Illinois
    o= p-sundb@students.uiuc.edu

    Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 12:44:58 -0500 (CDT)
    From: jonathan a moore <jamoore1@students.uiuc.edu>
    To: Jim Levin <j-levin@uiuc.edu>
    Subject: personal favorite web page

    Dr. Levin,

    I like this web page because it has graphics, although slow to download. Also, it summerizes not only the students professional life, but we get to know a little bit about him personally - such as his music interests. Plus, there are many links (hypertext) to other sights corresponding to his studies, classes and hobbies.


    From: "Janet Nowaczyk" <jnowaczy@lan1.als.uiuc.edu>
    To: j-levin@uiuc.edu
    Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 21:22:10 CST
    Subject: Ed Psych 387 assignments

    After searching and searching for a good personal web page, I found this home page. Ironically, this individual is in my department and is a former Ed Psych 387 student. I was drawn to this home page for several reasons: 1. This is a creative way to write a resume on the web. The author divides the resume into sections and is not restricted to just one page (with a hard copy). 2. The author uses icons to represent the different sections of her resume. These graphics were not overbearing or distracting. She also provides clickable word links for those who do not wish to view graphics. 3. The lay-out of the home page looks professional. Several authors of home pages disclosed information that could be inappropriate for a future employer to know about!

    Janet Nowaczyk

    Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 11:43:55 -1000
    From: Sun Lee <sunl@hawaii.edu>
    To: j-levin@uiuc.edu
    Subject: personal home page

    Hi Prof. Levin!

    This assignment makes me think of what makes a good personal home page. Fancy layout? Providing lots of useful links? Express oneself in a loud voice? Showing off one's own brilliant career and talent? I still don't know how to make a nice personal home page, but Dave Sperling's home page (http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/) gave me some hints. His home page is for ESL students and teachers. Even though he didn't gave us his photo and his resume, we can easily guess what kind of person he is and what he is doing. I think this is the nice way that we can introduce ourselves through WWW in a quiet voice.

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