Conceptual Database Driven Website

Final Class Project
Database Driven Web Design
Milwaukee Area Technical College



Many children love to read. Educators strive to encourage children and teens to pick books that are appropriate to their reading level to stimulate learning. This website was developed as a search engine for children to find that "just right" book. Users register and login into the site to access information. Searches can be conducted by category or grade level. Search results include title, author, lexile level, artwork and a book synopsis.


Blocking Sketch
Homepage Concepting
Initial Category Sketch

The first step in developing this site was finding resources to share with readers. I consulted educators, librarians and web resources to compile content. After the content was selected, I developed the search criteria and determine the pertinent information to display. Finally, it was important to design a friendly, intuitive user interface.


Search Page
Search Query Page
Detailed Description Page

The final concept website includes content for all grade levels in all categories. Graphics were designed in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and stock photography was purchased. The site was developed using Adobe Dreamweaver, PHP & mySQL.