The World Wide Web continues to grow at a tremendous pace, and while much of what is posted each day is very well done, too many web sites are poorly conceived, difficult to navigate, or just boring and redundant. Below is a list of sites designed and written by students who have worked to develop sites that are useful, persuasive, and easy to navigate.

Many of these students had never written HTML before; some were very new to the Internet; all worked hard to explore this new concept of writing on the Web, and did so within a span of just a few weeks. I am very proud of what they have done.

Each site involves different purposes, audiences, and content areas. As you surf through these sites, note how the different design criteria impact the site visually, functionally, and hypertextually.

Establishing a Web Presence for Small Businesses, by Oliver Love, Jason Papke, Jason Wagstaff, and Russell Weekley, is an informational site designed for business persons considering jumping onto the web.

Human Cloning, by Joyce Myers, Tony Baraba, Justin Domke, and Samantha Huynh, offers a variety of arguments for and against the cloning of human beings and the science that makes it possible.

Cancer , by Cate Corcoran, Steve Burrows, Chera Howe, Joe Gallie, and Shawn Wittenberg, gives a brief overview of cancer, its different kinds, and the various treatments available.

Blues Music in St. Louis Designed for folks (primarily tourists) who want to learn more about the Blues music scene here in St. Louis. It promotes the genre, local artists, and venues where they play. By Lauren Rapp and Shelia Duchinsky.

Metrolink Expansion Designed by Leah Puro, Steve Palmer, Paul Lega, and Joe Lupo to promote MetroLink expansion in the Greater St. Louis area.

The Wineries of Augusta and St. Charles, Missouri Designed to promote the wine region west and northwest of St. Louis, by Michele Murphy, Gena Yount, Jamie Dam, and Dan Scheider.

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