GDES 45 Web Design at Mission College

Projects and Homework Spring 2017 - Section 55144

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Day 1 - Jan. 30 - Week 1

Subject

  • Lecture
  • Introductions
  • Syllabus
  • Look at work

To Do

  • Read Ch. 1 in Learning Web Design.

Day 2 - Feb. 1 - Week 1

Subject

To Do

  • Read Ch. 2 in Learning Web Design.
  • Review the terms file

Assignment 1:
Begin 1 basic web page with 6 different facts, opinions, or bits of information from reading Ch 1-3 in Learning Web Design. Try to take 2 items from each chapter. Use the tags we go over today and next week(html, head, body, h1, p, br, etc.) You can start typing out the content from the book now, with no code. Next week we will talk about more formatting. Check out Ch. 4 and 5 in Learning Web Design for help. Make sure and use the following required tags and attributes in Assignment 1.

  • a heading, h1 for example
  • blockquote
  • strong
  • background-color
  • a list

See Assignment 1 Examples


Assign 1 Due Day 6 - Feb. 15

Day 3 - Feb. 6 - Week 2

Subject

    Lecture
  • Discussion about forum topics.
  • Finish history and structure of the internet and terms.
  • Short review of Ch. 1 of Learning Web Design
  • Watch some of User Experience Fundamentals for Web Design from Lynda.com
  • More Tags:h1, em, b, i, strong, u, small, blockquote, pre, hr ,div, etc.
    Lab
  • Work on Assignment 1
  • Also work on Exercises 4-1 through 4-3 from the Learning Web Design Book.

To Do

Day 4 - Feb. 8 - Week 2

Subject

    Lab
  • Work on Assignment 1
  • If finished with Assign. 1, you can work on Exercises 4-1 through 4-3 from the Learning Web Design Book.

To Do

Day 5 - Feb. 13 - Week 3

Subject

    Lecture
  • More tags: lists, etc.
  • Do's and Don'ts from Learning Web Design.
  • Hexadecimal system
  • Web safe color
  • Special Characters
    Lab
  • Work on Exercises 4-1 through 4-3 and 5-1 and 5-2 from the Book
  • Start reading Ch. 6 in Learning Web Design

To Do

  • Work on Assignment 1
    • Due Day 6(at the beginning of next class)
  • Read Ch. 1 and 2 in The Principals of Beautiful Web Design

Day 6 - Feb. 15 - Week 3

Subject

To Do

No Class - Feb. 20

Day 7 - Feb. 22 - Week 4

Subject

    Lecture
  • More User Experience Fundamentals for Web Design from Lynda.com
    • Navigation
  • Text color with CSS
  • RGB color backgrounds and transparency
  • Start Links
  • Begin images
  • Image file formats for the web.
  • Image tag and attributes.
    src, height, width, alt
    Lab
  • Review Exercise 5-1 and 5-2, and do Exercises 6-1 through 6-8 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2

To Do

  • Read Ch. 1 and 2 in The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • Read Ch. 6 in Learning Web Design
  • Do Exercises 6-1 through 6-8 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2
    Due Day 10/March 6

Day 8 - Feb. 27 - Week 5

Subject

    Lab
  • Review Exercise 5-1 and 5-2, and do Exercises 6-1 through 6-8 in Learning Web Design
  • Go through exercise 7-1 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2

To Do

  • Read Ch. 7 in Learning Web Design
  • Go through exercise 7-1 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2
    Due Day 10/March 6

Day 9 - March 1 - Week 5

Subject

    Lab
  • Finish exercise 7-1 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2

To Do

  • Finish exercise 7-1 in Learning Web Design (make sure to bring in your book)
  • Work on Assignment 2
    Due Day 10/March 6

Day 10 - March 6 - Week 6

Subject

    Lab
  • Work on Assignment 3
  • Work on Exercises 22-1 and 22-2

To Do

  • Assignment 2 Due
    • Make sure to validate before turning in
    • To turn in, bring in the actual files(like on a flash drive)to turn in.
  • Make sure to bring in your Learning Web Design book.

Assignment 3:
Create a 2 page web site about an item in the news, or a topic you feel strongly about.

See examples here(some better than others).

Requirements: Create and use at least 1 banner/text image for the site. Try to create a design that is both attractive visually and easy to use. If you want to try to use CSS to layout the page, you can look ahead to Chapter 14-16 in Learning Web Design. Also, for this assignment, feel free to use the layouts in Chapter 16 in Learning Web Design as a starting point. However, we will not completely cover CSS layout together until later. This assignment will be graded both on the requirements above and on design.

Assignment Requirements:

  • 2 linked web pages are required
  • Create and use at least 1 banner/text image and
  • Use CSS to lay out the pages
  • Use at least 1 background image

To turn in, bring files to class.
Due Day 15 (March 22)

Day 11 - March 8 - Week 6

Subject

    Lecture
  • Discussion of Ch. 1 of The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • Finish Scanning and Preparing images
  • Finish image optimization/tranparency
  • Images as backgrounds
  • Limiting the width of a layout
  • Thumbnails/sketches

To Do

Day 12 - March 13 - Week 7

Subject

    Lab
  • Finish Scanning images
  • Work on Assignment 3
  • Look at thumbnail sketches

To Do

  • Read Ch. 11 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 15 (March 22)
  • More work in progress check on thumbnails/sketches for Assignment 3

Day 13 - March 15 - Week 7

Subject

    Lecture
  • Go over Learning Web Design Ch. 11
  • Centering a fixed or liquid layout review
  • Basic layout demo
  • Figures and captions
  • Centering an image
  • Exercise 11-1 in Learning Web Design
  • Image Maps if time
  • Wireframes if time
  • Exercise 11-2 in Learning Web Design
    Lab
  • Finish Looking at Thumbnails
  • Exercise 11-1 and 11-2 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 3

To Do

  • Finish work in progress check on thumbnails/sketches for Assignment 3
  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 15 (March 22)

Day 14 - March 20 - Week 8

Subject

    Lab
  • Work on Assignment 3 (Due next class)

To Do

  • Read Ch. 12 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 3

Day 15 - March 22 - Week 8

Subject

    Lecture
  • Start review of Learning Web Design Ch. 12
  • Do together
    • Mark css exercises 1-5 and
    • Start CSS text styles from Ch. 12
  • Selectutorial
  • Inheritance
  • Descendants, Parents, Children, etc.
  • Text Properties
    • Practice text styling
  • Selectors
    • html
    • class
    • descendant
    Lab
  • Do Chapter 12 exercises

To Do

  • Assignment 3 Due
  • Do Chapter 12 exercises
  • Read Ch. 13 in Learning Web Design for next week

No Class - March 27-31 - Spring Break

Day 16 - April 3 - Week 9

Subject

    Lecture
  • Critique Assignment 3
    • Written Critique
  • Do together
    • Mark css exercises 5-8
    • Child Selector Exercise
    • CSS text styles from Ch. 12
    • Exercise 12-1 and 12-2 in Learning Web Design
  • Selectutorial
  • Inheritance
  • The Cascade
  • Descendants, Parents, Children, etc.
  • Text Properties
    • Practice text styling
  • Selectors
    Lab
  • Do Chapter 12 exercises

To Do

  • Be familiar with Ch. 13 in Learning Web Design, especially the new selectors

Day 17 - April 5 - Week 9

To Do

  • Do Animation Exercise. Check here for requirements.
    Due Day 20 (April 17)
  • Read Ch. 3 of The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • Be familiar with Ch. 13 in Learning Web Design, especially the new selectors
  • Take a look at Ch. 14 in Learning Web Design for next week

Day 18 - April 10 - Week 10

To Do

Day 19 - April 12 - Week 10

Subject

    Lab
  • Do exercises 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 from Learning Web Design

To Do

Day 20 - April 17 - Week 11

Subject

    Lecture
  • Intro Final Project
  • Sign up for invision
  • Look at some animations
  • CSS box model
  • Pseudo Elements
  • CSS Gradients
  • More selectors
    • Attribute Selectors
  • Review of Ch. 13
    • More pseudo-classes intro like nth child from Ch. 13
    • @import for external style sheets
  • Lab
  • Do exercises 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 from Learning Web Design
  • Work on thumbnails for Final Project. Bring next week.
  • Ch. 15 exercises
    • Start on Ch. 15 Exercises 1-3

To Do

  • Animation Due
  • Read Ch. 3 of The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • Read Ch. 4 on typography in The Prinicipals of Beautiful Web Design.
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 15)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 17)
    • See samples here

Day 21 - April 19 - Week 11

Subject

    Lecture
  • Finish looking at animations
  • CSS Gradients
  • CSS Floats
  • Review Ch. 3 of the Principles of Beautiful Web Design
  • More selectors
    • Attribute Selectors
  • Finish review of Ch. 13
    • @import for external style sheets
  • Review of Ch. 14
    • margin collapse
  • Ch. 15 Exercises
    Lab
  • Work on thumbnails for Final Project
  • Do exercises 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 from Learning Web Design
  • Ch. 15 exercises
    • Start on Ch. 15 Exercises 1-3

To Do

Day 22 - April 24 - Week 12

Subject

    Lab
  • Look at thumbnails in class
  • Ch. 15 exercises
    • Exercises 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 from Learning Web Design
  • Ch. 15 exercises
    • Ch. 15 Exercises 1-3
  • Work on wireframes/comps/creative brief for Final Project

To Do

  • Read Chapter 15 of Learning Web Design
  • Do Chapter 15 Exercises
  • Read Ch. 4 on typography in The Prinicipals of Beautiful Web Design.
  • Work on wireframes for Final Project
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 15)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 17)
    • See samples here

Day 23 - April 26 - Week 12

Subject

    Lecture
  • Finish review of Ch. 3 of The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • Basic layout/Lists as navigation
  • Start Typography
    Lab
  • Look at work in progress for Final Project
  • Work on Chapter 15 Exercises
  • Work on Final Project

To Do

  • Do Chapter 15 Exercises
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 15)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 17)
    • See samples here

Day 24 - May 1 - Week 13

Subject

    Lecture
  • More selectors
    • Attribute Selectors
  • CSS Positioning
  • Meta tags
  • Review of Ch. 4 of The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • Page Layout Strategies
  • Layout with floats
    Lab
  • Look at work in progress for Final Project
  • Work on Chapter 16 Exercises on layout
  • Work on Final Project

To Do

  • Final Project Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
  • Do Chapter 16 Exercises on layout
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 15)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 17)
    • See samples here

Day 25 - May 3 - Week 13

Subject

    Lecture
  • Finish review of Ch. 4 of The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • More typography
  • Finish Layout with Floats
  • More Page Layout
    Lab
  • Work on Final Project

To Do

  • Read Chapter 9 of Learning Web Design
  • Do Chapter 16 Exercises
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 15)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 17)
    • See samples here

Day 26 - May 8 - Week 14

Subject

    Lecture
  • Finish page layout
  • Finish typography
  • Forms
    Lab
  • Do Chapter 9 Exercises in Learning Web Design on forms
  • Work on final project

To Do

  • Read Chapter 9 of Learning Web Design
  • Do Chapter 9 Exercises in Learning Web Design on forms
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 15)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 17)
    • See samples here

Day 27 - May 10 - Week 14

Subject

To Do

  • Do Chapter 9 Exercises in Learning Web Design on forms
  • Work on Final Project
  • Extra Credit Assignment: Create a page with a video that has you in it.

    • Embed a video on the page with 2 versions of the file
      • h.264/mp4 and webm
      • theora/ogg file type is optional
    • Use the html5 video tag as in the example page.
    • Upload the files to a webhost so we can see it. You can use the same web hosting account we created in class.
    • Submit your assignment by sending me a message through Canvas with the URL of the page with your video.
    • Due May 21 in the Canvas drop box.

Day 28 - May 15 - Week 15

To Do

  • Check out Ch. 18 of Learning Web Design in CSS Techniques
  • Work on Final Project
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 17)
      with 2 Beta Test Forms
  • Work on Extra Credit
    • Due May 21

Day 29 - May 17 - Week 15

Subject

    Lab
  • Work on Extra Credit Assignment

To Do

  • Final Project Due
  • Final Version 2 Beta Test Forms Due May 24
  • Work on Extra Credit
    • Due May 21
    • Submit your assignment by sending me a message through Canvas with the URL of the page with your video.

No Class - May 22

Day 30 - May 24 - Week 16 - Last Day

Subject

    Lecture
  • Final Exam 3:40 - 5:40PM
    Lab
  • Final Exam 3:40 - 5:40PM

To Do