MM2213 Intermediate Web Design/GWDA233 Advanced Web Page Scripting :: Art Institute

Course Overview


Complete Syllabus:



Class Meetings Thursdays 8:00am-noon
Session Winter 2013
Instructor Dawn Pedersen
Email [email protected]
Phone 916-320-1371

Course Description

This course is an exploration of intermediate Web editing techniques and production strategies for the development of comprehensive Web sites.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Create and modify dynamic web assets.
  • Implement local styles within html documents
  • Create global Cascading Style Sheets for use throughout a website
  • Apply site management strategies
  • Effectively manage assets, templates, and libraries in website development.
  • Develop proposal and production plan for comprehensive web site.

Process for Evaluation

  • Attendance and Participation 10%
  • Assignments and Exercises 50%
  • Mid-Term Project 15%
  • Final Project 25%

Recommended Text

The Web Designers Idea Book:  The Ultimate Guide to Themes, Trends, and Styles in Web Design.  By Patrick McNeil.  Publisher: HOW Books; (2008) ISBN: 1600610641

Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design. By Dan Cederholm & Ethan Marcotte.  Publisher: New Riders Press; (2009) ISBN: 978-0321643384

Course Outline & Assignments

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assignments not completed in class will be assigned as homework. This schedule may change based on class experience and instructor’s discretion.

Week Class Date Topic Assignment Summary File Name Points Due Date
1 01-10-13 Review: HTML5, CSS3, Design Principles HTML 5 Site Redesign 60 01-17-13
2 01-17-13 Preproduction for a High-Content Site Design Project Overview overview.doc 25 01-24-13
Design Brief brief.doc 30
Wireframes 55
3 01-24-13 Content and Navigation Strategies        
4 01-31-13 Introduction to WordPress My First WordPress 55 02-07-13
5 02-07-13 Working with WordPress Themes Toying Around 15 02-14-13
Inner Pages inner-
6 02-14-13 Building a WordPress Theme, Part 1 Single Post Page Template 110 02-21-13
7 02-21-13 Building a WordPress Theme, Part 2
8 02-28-13 Adding Functionality with Plugins Category Listing Page 50 02-28-13
9 03-07-13 The Home Page Home Page 50 03-21-13
10 03-14-13 Advanced Topics
11 03-21-13 Final Project Lab FINAL PROJECT 250