Course Outline and Assignments for Fundamentals of Web Design Class

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 Assignments Deadline
Blog Dropbox Soft Hard
1 07-14-15 Introduction Usability Analysis end of quarter
Project Overview start of next class
2 07-21-15 HTML Basics HTML Exercise 1
3 Wireframes start of next class
Site Map start of next class
3 07-28-15 More HTML & CSS Week 3 Practical
HTML Exercise 2
4 08-04-15 CSS Layout Week 4 Practical
MIDTERM PROJECT start of next class
CSS Layout Exercise
Design Principles Critique
5 08-11-15 HTML Challenges Week 5 Practical
HTML Challenges start of next class
6 08-18-15 Web Color Week 6 Practical
Color Palette Exercise start of next class
7 08-25-15 Web Graphics Week 7 Practical
Optimized Images Exercise
Cow Gallery
8 09-01-15 Semantic Web Week 8 Practical
Convert a Photoshop Mockup into HTML5 and CSS
9 09-08-15 HTML Tables Week 9 Practical
Tables Exercise
10 09-15-15 HTML Forms Week 10 Practical
Forms Exercise
11 03-26-15 Final Project Lab FINAL PROJECT start of final class
Final Challenge/Solution Statement

End of quarter is defined as the end of the final class session in week 11. Some assignments 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.