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INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET AND WEB PAGE DESIGN

A Project Presented to the Faculty of the Communication Department at Southern Utah University

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree

Master of Arts in Professional Communication

By Lance Douglas Jackson

Dr. Jon Smith, Project Supervisor

April 2009

APPROVAL PAGE

The undersigned, appointed by the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science at Southern Utah University, have examined the project en- titled:

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET AND WEB PAGE DESIGN

Submitted by Lance Douglas Jackson,

A candidate for the degree of Master of Art in Professional Communication,

and hereby certify that, in their opinion, it is worthy of acceptance.

Professor Jon Smith

Professor Arthur Challis

Professor Lionel Grady

Mr. Mark Walton

Professor Suzanne Larson Graduate Director

DIGITIZATION PERMISSION FORM

I, Lance D. Jackson, give permission to the Southern Utah University Library to digitize and archive my capstone project entitled Introduction to the Internet and Web Page De- sign, submitted for the Master of Arts degree in Professional Communication.

Lance D. Jackson

Date

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I wish to acknowledge the following individuals for their help, Support and

encouragement in the completion of this project and the requirements of the Master’s

Degree:

Dr. Jon Smith, chair of my committee for his guidance support and encourage-

ment and for inspiring me to think out of the box. Because of his guidance, I have begun

to aspire to greater heights than I had previously though possible.

Committee members Dr. Arthur Challis and Lionel Grady for their friendship and support.

Dr. Suzanne Larson, Graduate Director, for always believing in me and being sup-

portive and for her guidance and advice.

I acknowledge the help and support of the graduate faculty of the SUU Commu-

nication Department. Dr. L. Paul Husselbee has been an great inspiration to

strive for the best technically correct workmanship. His courses have been demanding,

yet fair and have helped me to see the importance of being thorough in research design

and execution.

I especially acknowledge and thank Mr. Mark Walton, Director of Web Services

at Southern Utah University and member of my committee and my wife, Deborah K.

Jackson. Mr. Walton has provided much in the way of content editing and suggestions.

His expertise and suggestions have not only been appreciated but have also improved

the quality and usefulness of the project. Debbie has been supportive from the begin-

ning, without her support, this project would not have been possible.

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2. PLANNING FOR WEB

 

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4. IMAGE EDITING AND PREPARATION

 

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5. BACKGROUNDS, TEXTURES AND ICONS

 

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REFERENCES

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