Thomas Wallace: Lectures and Resources - A collection of website design lectures and resources

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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.

Site Management - 1.23.2012

Reading Assignment: The history of the Internet and the web, and the evolution of web standards - Write blog post explaining the impact of the browser wars on modern web development and how why web standards are important.
Video Tutorial - Defining a site

PowerPoint - 9.27.2011

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 11.14.2011

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 tswallace@ualr.edu on 11.28.11 (Monday)

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 11.7.2011

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 tswallace@ualr.edu on 11.21.11 (Monday)

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 10.31.2011

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 10.24.2011

Assignment Reading: Marking up textual content in HTML

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML- 10.17.2011

Assignment Reading: Semantic XHTML (Quiz Material)

Introduction: Our Window to the Web: Web Browsers & Understanding Web Related Terminology - 10.10.2011

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 10-18-11. 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.

Fireworks - 10.3.2011

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.

Using the Web Like a Pro - Part 2 - 9.19.2011

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.

Using the Web Like a Pro - Part 1 - 9.12.2011

Wordpress Blog Configuration - 8.29.2011

Homework (Due 9.12.11): 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.

Getting Started - 8.22.2011

Homework (Due 8.29.11): 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 tswallace@ualr.edu.

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