To view lecture notes for a given lesson follow the links below. Lecture notes will be added the day of each lecture. Reading assignments will be listed for each section. Please do the assigned readings before class and be prepared to discuss in class.
Getting Started - 8.23.2010
Homework (Due 8.30.10): Write your first blog post reflecting on the first day in the program and your personal expectations for the class. Make sure you catorgorize and/or tag the post. If you are feeling adventurous try adding a photo to the post as well. There is no length requirement for this assignment.
Browse the Wordpress Theme Repository. If you find a theme that you would like to use please email the theme name and URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wordpress Blog Configuration - 8.30.2010
Homework (Due 9.13.10): Write and publish content for the about page. Include a photo (Does not have to be of you). Add Links and RSS Widget to your sidebar.
Using the Web Like a Pro - Part 1 - 9.13.2010
Using the Web Like a Pro - Part 2 - 9.20.2010
Homework: Write a blog post about your favorite web-based service that you learned about in class or otherwise. This should be a thorough review detailing what you like/dislike, areas for improvement, and a comparison to any similar products or services.
PowerPoint - 9.27.2010
PowerPoint - 10.4.2010
Fireworks - 10.11.2010
Homework: Create an image in Fireworks using the tools we covered in class this evening. Post the photo to your blog before class next Monday.
Introduction: Our Window to the Web: Web Browsers & Understanding Web Related Terminology - 10.18.2010
Assignment: Download and Install Firefox on your computer. Add the Web Developer and Firebug extensions
Assignment: Evaluate your favorite web site based on our discussion of Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior. This is a short written assignment that should be posted to your blog by 10-25-10. Make sure you discuss the following elements: Site URL, An assessment of the Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior of the site, Things you like about the site, Things you would change.
Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML- 10.25.2010
Assignment Reading: Semantic XHTML (Quiz Material)
Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 11.1.2010
Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 11.8.2010
Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 11.15.2010
Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 11.22.2010
Assignment: Create and Validate a prototype HTML document that includes examples of all HTML elements covered thus far. For a list of requirements view this page.
Emailed to email@example.com on 12.6.10
Site Management - 1.24.2011
The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 1.31.2011
Assignment: Read CSS Basics. It is imperative that you read this material before class next week.
The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 2.7.2011
Reading Assignment: CSS Specificity & Class vs. ID
Homework Style all major elements in your current index.html file. Upload to the web server and send the link before class to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 2.14.2011
Assignment: Fill out the site questionnaire and storyboard your web site. Email me the completed questionnaire by 2.21.2011
Assignment: Select a color scheme for your site. Be sure to write down the hexadecimal color code for your color scheme and bring to class with you next week.
Out of Class Learning Activity
Assignment: Email me the icon you create as homework. Due 2.28.11
The Building Blocks: Design - 2.21.2011
Homework (Due 2.28.11): Create Banner image for your website in Fireworks. Image should be as wide as your container div and between 80px and 200px tall and < 40kb in size. Emailed to email@example.com before class.
The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 2.28.2011
Homework : Using what you learned from your client interview, create and updated sitemap/storyboard for the project. For more details view this page.
Bringing It All Together - 3.7.2011
Homework : Validate your HTML & CSS template page and include the W3C Badge in the footer. Need Help? Read This.
Design a mock up of your client web site. For more details view this page.
Bringing It All Together - 3.14.2011
Spring Break - 3.21.2011
- Work on Personal Web Portfolio
Assignment: Finish Personal Website project. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a link to the site no later than Noon CST April 4,2011.
Bringing It All Together - 3.28.2011
- Contact Form
- In Class Troubleshooting
- Team Project Work
Assignment: Each Team should complete initial design concept to present to the faculty. This design should incorporate the feedback your team gave you on your initial design. This is a team design project so each team should submit their best work.
Practice Assessment - 4.11.2011
Project Work - 4.18.2011
Assessment - 5.11.2011
ReAssessment - 5.16.2011