Best Personal Web Pages
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 11:39:21 -0600 (CST)
From: weeks michelle j <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Favorite page and Taxonomy ex.
The home page which I found most interesting consisted of many
links to other places. I felt that the amount of links was intriguing,
offering many possibilities. In addition, she had a picture of herself
as a child, yet allowed the browser to click on the picture to get one
which was more recent. It was very cute, and so was the information
which she provided. The URL is as follows: http://www.tezcat.com/~ermiller/
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 96 17:58:45 0600
From: Robin Lynn Sandler <email@example.com>
Subject: Scott's Home Page
Here is the address for my favorite personal web page:
I chose this page because of the amazing graphics.
-Robin Lynn Sandler
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 16:37:18 -0600 (CST)
From: heidel richard mark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jim Levin <email@example.com>
Subject: Interesting Home Page
Greetings! Here is a home page I found that was particularly interesting.
It employs bright colors, attractive graphics, interesting and
informative links to a wide variety of locations, and even a number of
photographs. I was most interested in the link he set up which took me to
information about Leonard Bernstein, one of my favorite musicians! Thsi
one is worth a look! http://www.channel1.com/users/jcassidy/
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 11:36:09 -0600
From: tewksbury eleanor l <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jim Levin <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Personal Web Page
The following is a personal web page from, Kathleen Dillion, a reference
librarian at Rice University.
I like this particular Web page because of the large amount of
information It provides and the structure of the pages. I also like the
graphics,as they were done specifically for/by the individual.
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 16:04:57 -0600
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lynda Leach)
Subject: Assignment - 387
Personal web site:
I started looking at personal web pages by doing a net search on "personal
web pages." UT at Austin maintains a web server of personal sites
(http://www.utexas.edu/personal/ ) and I started browsing universities
looking for faculty pages. I decided I wanted to find a good faculty
profile because it would be more focused. Criteria I thought it should
have: pleasing to the eye, easy to read, and give an overview of research
and teaching and interests and possibly give a hint to the type of person
s/he was. After browsing many pages and not being very impressed, I found
the following site at URL:
This site appealed to me for the above reasons. I was impressed with his
interactive text book on the web. This web page was last updated on 7/7/95
and unfortunately all the links aren't good. Just from his web page and
his picture, I got the impression Bert G. Wachsmuth was a very approachable
person who was very involved in his field.
Lynda G. Leach, M.S.
Transition Research Institute
University of Illinois
113 Children's Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-0851 (FAX)
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 16:06:34 -0600
From: email@example.com (Yu-Hua Lan)
Subject: EdPsy387 personal folder cannot access.
Dear Prof. Levin:
I would like to let you know the URL of my favoriate
personal home page as following:
This is the home page of Marilyn Monore, it's very interesting and with
fashion style. There are a lot of nice photographs and graphics in this
home page. Hope you will like it also.
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 21:20:12 -0600
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Iman Alghazo)
Subject: The interesting Homepages Assignment!
Here is a homePage that seemed O.K. to me. It has a combination of
multimedia. It has voice and pictures. It does not have a lot of text. I
found it very interesting.
Here is another HomePage that I found interesting. I like the background of
this page. The minute you see the background, you realize that this homepage
has to do with wood.
Here is a homePage that I did not like very much because there a lot of
text. It is too much. I do not think that people will be intrested to read
that much text.
That is it.
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 22:40:59 -0600 (CST)
From: Heidi Susan Shetzer <email@example.com>
Jessica Z's Virtual Locker
This homepage is neat because you need to discover its contents by
clicking on different parts of an imagemap of a locker. I like that this
homepage is not just a collection of links to other Web
pages. It's creative on its own.
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 07:53:46 -0600 (CST)
From: yuan yulan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: personal page
Dear Dr. Levin:
I found a personal homepage, which can be considered good after intensive
searching. Here is this personal homepage's URL is:
The reasons it is good because,
1) It has a neat and please outline.
2) It used bigger font, which makes it much easier to read.
3) It provids a variety of options and list them logically.
4) It have beedback and count functions, which make this homepage
can work interactively.
However, I have to tell you that this homepage I found on
previous assignment. When I searched internet, most of personal homepages
I found are boring, plain, and thoughtless. They make people no desire to
read them, not like this one. Therefore, I decided to recommand this
personal homepage again.
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 13:15:31 -0600
From: garcia-soza gladis <email@example.com>
When is a personal page no longer personal ?
This is not my favourite "personal" page, but I thought it was very
interesting as an example of what you can do with your own page because of
the innumerable links it shows. I wonder if this
is just some commercial "gimmick' or a real "personal" page.
This is a very well informed page about the Net and much more. It is not
especially attractive, it is more of a "fancy" CV but which defines the
creator very accurately, maybe too accurately, through her links to other
Some of the links I found useful or intriguing:
1) A guide to HTML in various languages
2) A list of home pages
This is a list of students' home pages in the shape of a CV. Some of
these pages look so professional that I am sure there are companies or
people who do this service for a fee, just like word processing used to
be done for theses or any other work which required a neat presentation.
Here is an example,
3) This speaks for itself
I will send you my next assignment soon.
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 12:16:48 -0600 (CST)
From: yuan yulan
To: Jim Levin
Subject: personal homepage
Dear Dr. Levin:
It's me again.
I found a lots of personal homepage under this URL:
They may somehow that can give other people ideas.
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 14:04:42 -0600
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tony Kahtz)
Subject: home page example
Following is the address of a home page I liked,
This is the home page of a university student in The Netherlands. He has a
variety of interest with links to a wide range of topics.
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 00:02:45 -0600 (CST)
From: shaik najmuddin <email@example.com>
To: Jim Levin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Choice of Web Page
Here is the address of one of the carefully planned and properly designed
personal web page. It is not the best, but it is one of the few good web
page I have seen so far.
I have followed some of the recommendations from Sun Microsystems design
guidelines to select a personal web page. I have compiled a tentative
list of those guidelines for interested members in the group and linked
to my web page. This web page does not satisfy many of the guidelines.
Like any beauty contest, selecting the best of the top five is subjective
and it shows in my selection also.
Web Page Guidelines
1. The Validity Test: The link should lead to information it claims to
2. The Maze test: After navigating a few links the user should not feel
like being lost in the maze.
3. The Radiation test: The web page should not be a glorified hot lists
with long bulleted list of links.
4. One Page rule: All the important information should fit on a page.
This allows the user the freedom to stop the search without getting lost
in the maze.
5. The Minimalist Design rule: If after removing a design element the
quality and integrity of the page is not affected, then that element is
6. The Priority rule: The web page should prioritize the information
space for the user to showcase a small set of high-quality information?
7. The Quality rule: Does it meet the quality standards with respect to
8. The Information Overload rule: The user should not feel suffocated
with information overload.
9. The Simplicity test: The page design should not reduce the
readability and the system speed.
10. The Value-added test: The design should be user-oriented and provide
This is the draft of an incomplete list of guidelines adapted from the
Sun Web site (URL:http://www.sun.com/columns/alertbox.html). I am sure
there other similar lists in the cyberspace. I am in the process of
updating the list. I would appreciate your comments and suggestions to
improve and expand the list.