BRUNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
COURSE SYLLABUS OUTLINE
WEB DESIGN 1

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A. DESCRIPTION
Course Number: 9001110
Credit: 1.0

This course is designed to teach students how to plan, organize, and create a Web site from start to finish and to provide an overview of the Internet and WWW. Students will learn how to research successfully through the Internet, basic XHTML, HTML5 commands, and Web page design. Through this course students will be introduced to Dreamweaver CS6, Fireworks CS6, and Flash CS6—Adobe’s suite of Web-authoring applications and show them how to use them to create appealing and cutting-edge multimedia.

B. ORGANIZATION This is a hands-on course in which topics are presented by the instructor while the student emulates the procedure. Once Web design functions are explained for each lesson, students will be assigned projects to be completed during class periods. Objective and application tests are normally given after each lesson and are distributed using an on-line testing center and there is a comprehensive/application final exam.

C. COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. To introduce students to the site planning, site structure, page layout, presentation, printing, images, content, fonts, and to the accessibility issues in the industry.
2. To expose students to proper Web site design and management techniques.
3. To introduce students to the difference between good vs. not-so-good Web design.
4. To acquaint students with the proper procedures to create Web sites suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
5. To introduce students to quality Web production requirements.
6. To provide students with opportunities to develop basic Web design skills in respect to site layout, site organization, and site management.
7. Acquire the skills necessary to take CIW Site Development Associate (SDA)Exam.

D. COURSE TOPICS The course will cover the following topics:

  • Researching the World Wide Web
  • Creating Web sites using basic XHTML coding using a text editor
  • Defining and maintaining a Web site using Dreamweaver CS6
  • Formatting Web pages
  • Adding pages, links, and images
  • Tables and page layout
  • Interactivity
  • Forms
  • Templates and Style Sheets
  • Layers, Image Maps, and Navigation Bars
  • Creating basic images using Fireworks CS6
  • Working with objects in Fireworks CS6
  • Importing, selecting, and modifying graphics
  • Modifying pixels and manipulating images
  • Working with Interactivity
  • Creating animation using Fireworks CS6

  • E. REQUIRED TEXT(S):
    Software: Adobe Creative Suite 6
    Handouts: Additional handouts will be provided during the course.

    F. GRADING PROCEDURES: Students will be graded on a total points scale and by academic proficiency.

    G. GRADING SCALE:

    A 90 – 100
    B 80 – 89
    C 70 – 79
    D 60 – 69
    F 0 – 59

    H. END OF COURSE EXAM: The end of course exam will be a comprehensive and application in which you will create a Web site as well as answer a set of multiple choice questions. You will be given the allotted time for your individual period. This is designated by the school administration

    I. CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT
    • No cursing or teasing
    • Food and beverages are not permitted in the classroom.
    • Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise
    • No playful behavior is permitted in the classroom.
    • Follow the instructor’s written and oral directions carefully and immediately.
    • Internet searching on class/school computers is for projects ONLY!
    • Playing any games on the computer/Internet is prohibited.

    J. COURSE POLICIES:
    Missed Classes: You are responsible for the activities of each class period. If you know of a conflict ahead of time, you are welcome to submit projects early. If you do not take a test/quiz on the scheduled day, contact me for a makeup test. Makeup tests/quizzes are typically more rigorous than regularly scheduled tests and will be administered after school. You are responsible for communicating with the instructor to obtain the assignments missed.

    Assignments: All assignments are due the date assigned. If you know that you are going to be absent turn in your assignment early. Each day your assignment is late will result in a 10 point deduction.

    Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on exam, paper or project; and/or failure in course. Parents will be notified of the offense. See appropriate page in the Student Handbook.

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    Calendar

    August 15, 2014. . . . . . . . . . . First Day of School

    Sept 1, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Day Holiday

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