DES 110 / DES 351 Web Design I :: International Academy of Design & Technology

Course Overview

Synopsis

Complete Syllabus B1

Complete Syllabus B6

Class Meetings

B1: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am- 11:30am

B6: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:45pm- 11:15pm

Session Term 3 2011
Instructor Dawn Pedersen
Email [email protected]
Phone 916-320-1371

Course Description

This course focuses on the fundamentals of web creation and usage. Browsers, Internet terminology, and Internet usage will be addressed.  Use of XHTML in the creation of web design will be discussed. The course will provide an introduction to graphic web applications and the development of a web site.

Performance Objectives

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

  • Define and explain core concepts concerning the Internet and the World Wide Web;
  • Examine the aesthetic considerations of web site design;
  • Identify and define variations between browser versions;
  • Explain a basic understanding of how browsers process markup languages and various MIME file types;
  • Define various Internet related protocols and their typical usage;
  • Describe XHTML and CSS elements and attributes and their treatment in the browser environment;
  • Design and implement completed web documents using XHTML, which include images as well as multimedia file types; and
  • Troubleshoot and correct problem areas in third party XHTML documents.

Course Prerequisite

None

Required Text

Robbins, Jennifer Niederst. Learning Web Design.
O’Reilly Media.  3rd ed. 200.
ISBN-13: 978-0596527525

Supplies

Notebook, pen, digital media storage device.

Course Outline

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 Dates Topic Assignment Summary File Name Points Due Date
1 06/07/11
06/09/11
Introduction Usability Analysis Usability Analysis.doc 50 06/14/11
2 06/14/11
06/16/11
HTML Basics Your First Web Page first-web-page.zip 25 06/21/11
Wireframe wireframe.xxx 5
Site Map sitemap.xxx 5
Textbook Chap 4 bistro.zip 15
3 06/21/11
06/23/11
More HTML & CSS Practice HTML Site practice.zip 35 06/28/11
Textbook Chap 5 bistro.zip 15
4 06/28/11
06/30/11
Web Color Color Project color-project.zip 35 07/05/11
Textbook Chap 6 jenskitchen.zip 15
5 07/05/11
07/07/11
Web Graphics Web-Optimized Images saveforweb.zip 15 07/12/11
Making Buttons buttons.zip 20
Textbook Chap 7 tuscany.zip 15
MIDTERM PROJECT midterm.zip 150
6 07/12/11
07/14/11
CSS Layout Design Principles Critique Design Principles Critique.doc 20 07/19/11
CSS Layout css-layout.zip 15
Textbook Chap 15 LWD3e_chapter15.zip 15
7 07/19/11
07/21/11
Using Dreamweaver Pt. 1 Monkey Website Pt. 1 monkeys.zip 50 07/26/11
8 07/26/11
07/28/11
Using Dreamweaver Pt. 2 Monkey Website Pt. 1 monkeys.zip 35 08/02/11
Textbook Chap 16 LWD3e_chapter16.zip 15
9 08/02/11
08/04/11
Tables & Forms Tables Practice tables.zip 20 08/09/11
Form Practice form.zip 15
Textbook Chap 8 table.html (exercise 8-4) 15
10 08/09/11
08/11/11
Validation & Meta Data Debug a Buggy Site debugged.zip 50 08/11/11
Final Project final.zip 250