Web / App Design Rubric

CATEGORY 4 - Excellent 3 - Good 2 - Satisfactory 1 - Needs Improvement
Content

All information provided by the student on the web site is accurate and all the requirements of the assignment have been met. In other words, there is sufficient content in this website to learn about the topic and complete a research assignment.

Almost all the information provided by the student on the web site is accurate and all requirements of the assignment have been met. Or all the information is accurate but not all of the requirements of the assignment were met. Information is not complete.

Almost all of the information provided by the student on the web site is accurate and almost all of the requirements have been met. If there is little information on the website, then it is satisfactory. If researchers cannot find what they need on your website, it is satisfactory.

There are several inaccuracies in the content provided by the students OR many of the requirements were not met. Not enough content, very incomplete.
Links All the links, including links to their own pages, work. Many or most of the links, including links to their own pages, work. Some of the links, including links to their own pages, work. Few of the links, including links to their own pages, work or you have very few pages.
Graphics Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are thoughtfully cropped, are of high quality and enhance reader interest or understanding. There are no broken images. Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are of good quality and enhance reader interest or understanding. There are no broken images. Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, and are of good quality. There may be a few broken images. Graphics seem randomly chosen, are of low quality, OR distract the reader. Many images are broken.
Layout The web site has an exceptionally attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements. White space, graphic elements and/or alignment are used effectively to organize material. The web pages have an attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements. The web pages have a usable layout, but may appear busy or boring. It is easy to locate most of the important elements. The web pages are cluttered looking or confusing. It is often difficult to locate important elements.
Navigation Links for navigation are clearly labeled, consistently placed, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user does not become lost. Links for navigation are clearly labeled, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and internal links take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user rarely becomes lost. Links for navigation take the reader where s/he expects to go, but some needed links seem to be missing. A user sometimes gets lost. Some links do not take the reader to the sites described. A user typically feels lost.
Color Choices Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links form a pleasing palette, do not detract from the content, and are consistent across pages. Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links do not detract from the content, and are consistent across pages. Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links do not detract from the content. Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links make the content hard to read or otherwise distract the reader.
Background Background is exceptionally attractive, consistent across pages, adds to the theme or purpose of the site, and does not detract from readability. Background is attractive, consistent across pages, adds to the theme or purpose of the site, and does not detract from readability. Background is consistent across pages and does not detract from readability. Background detracts from the readability of the site.
Fonts The fonts are consistent, easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text. Use of font styles (italic, bold, underline) is used consistently and improves readability. The fonts are consistent, easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text. The fonts are consistent and point size varies appropriately for headings and text. A wide variety of fonts, styles and point sizes was used.
Interest The author has made an exceptional attempt to make the content of this web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended. The author has tried to make the content of this web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended. The author has put lots of information in the web site but there is little evidence that the person tried to present the information in an interesting way. The author has provided only the minimum amount of information and has not transformed the information to make it more interesting to the audience (e.g., has only provided a list of links to the content of others).
Copyright Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for all borrowed material. No material is included from websites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained. Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for almost all borrowed material. No material is included from websites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained. Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for most borrowed material. No material is included from websites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained. Borrowed materials are not properly documented OR material was borrowed without permission from a site that requires permission
Spelling and Grammar There are either no spelling or grammatical errors, but there may be one or two very minor spelling and/or grammatical errors in the entire site. There are a few spelling and/or grammatical errors in the entire site. There are several spelling and/or grammatical errors in the entire site. There are maybe many spelling and/or grammatical errors in the entire site.