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 Due Date Points
1 09-30-13 Review: HTML5, CSS3, Design Principles HTML5 Home Page Redesign* 10-07-13
midnight
45
Project Overview* 20
2 10-07-13 Preproduction for a High-Content Site Design Design Brief* 10-14-13
midnight
25
Wireframes* 35
3 10-14-13 Content and Navigation Strategies
4 10-21-13 Introduction to WordPress My First WordPress 10-28-13
midnight
45
MIDTERM PROJECT* 150
5 10-28-13 Working with WordPress Themes Toying Around* 11-04-13
midnight
15
Inner Pages* 35
6 11-04-13 Building a WordPress Theme, Part 1 Single Post Page Template* 11-18-13
midnight
110
7 11-11-13 Building a WordPress Theme, Part 2
8 11-18-13 Adding Functionality with Plugins Category Listing Page* 11-25-13
midnight
55
9 11-25-13 The Home Page Home Page* 12-02-13
midnight
55
10 12-02-13 Advanced Topics 12-09-13
9:30pm
11 12-09-13 Final Project Lab FINAL PROJECT 250
Participation and Work Ethic * 11 Weeks 110
On-Time to Class * 10 Weeks 50
TOTAL POINTS 1000

* These assignments, marked with an asterisk (*), will have a soft deadline of the beginning of the next class session. This is so that we can have a student showcase/critique, and you can get valuable feedback on your work prior to the hard deadline indicated in the far right column.