"To enter, register online and create your project as a Google Site. Registration is open through April 4, 2011. Please note: you must get parental or guardian consent in order to compete. You can check out the complete rules here. After April 4, we’ll begin judging and will announce our semi-finalists in early May."Google Sites as a vehicle for a project, this is a trend we've seen a lot, especially in the educational sphere. I'll search "Google Sites" on twitter and see a whole bunch of teachers requiring students to submit projects as websites. I think that's great that kids are not only thinking outside the box, but creating outside the box. GS is just a great creative medium. So here another snippet from the post:
"Here's an example of a great science fair project site to inspire you. We asked Tesca, a U.S. high school senior from Oregon, to create it for us based on an award-winning project she’s been working on for years. Tesca’s objective is to make hospitals more efficient using artificial intelligence—a world-changing goal, to be sure."
What can we learn from this Google Site example? Not much really to be honest. Here's my analysis:
- Extremely stark, simple background
- Good use of images as links
- Text links at the footer (good idea I plan to use)
- Blank Slate theme with left-side alignment, uses percentage width instead of set pixel site width.