The main idea of this teacher site theme was to create something visually appealing as well as something many teachers would be interested in using. I created each element in Photoshop (including the illustrations) using a Cintiq Wacom tablet and built and edited the site using Dreamweaver.
I have left it in an unfinished state as it was merely an exercise for me and not one with the intention of creating a polished product in the end.
The dissected frog on the right links to other pages. I felt it gave visual interest and engages learning and memorization through repetition of use.
I had thought it would be interesting to create a Reddit style community forum for the students to engage in discussion and increase the user experience (I did not include this in my mock up). I feel the intent of a teacher site is to engage learning and participation as apposed to being a holding cell for notes from the teacher. Students need to be engaged and user experience would be paramount to the success of a site like this.