GDS 45 Web Design at Mission College

Projects and Homework Spring 2109 - Section 33158

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Jan. 28 - Day 1- Week 1

Subject

  • Lecture
  • Introductions
  • Syllabus
  • Look at work
  • Opening Day Canvas Survey

Jan. 30 - Day 2 - Week 1

Subject

    Lab
  • Work on First Page
  • Can start gathering information for Assignment 1, probably in a word file

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. 13

Feb. 4 - Week 2 - Day 3

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
  • HTML5 Semantic Elements
  • 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

Feb. 6 - Week 3 - Day 4

Subject

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

To Do

Feb. 11 - Day 5 - Week 3

Subject

    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

Feb. 13 - Day 6 - Week 3

To Do

Feb 18 - No class - Holiday

Feb. 20 - Day 7 - Week 4

Subject

    Lecture
  • More User Experience Fundamentals for Web Design from Lynda.com
    • Navigation
  • Look at html5 semantic elements
  • CSS Color code
  • Color schemes
  • Color exercise: Build a color scheme
  • Make basic layout template page
    Lab
  • Color exercises: Build 2 color schemes
  • Do Exercises 5-1 through 5-3 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2

To Do

  • Read Ch. 1 and 2 in The Principals of Beautiful Web Design
  • Read Ch. 5 in Learning Web Design
  • Do Exercises 5-1 through 5-3 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2
    Due Day 10/March 4

Feb. 25 - Day 8 - Week 5

To Do

  • Read/Review Ch. 6 in Learning Web Design
  • Go through exercises 6-1 through 6-8 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2
    Due Day 10/March 4

Feb. 27 - Day 9 - Week 5

Subject

    Lab
  • Do Exercises 6-1 through 6-8 in Learning Web Design
  • Do exercise 7-1 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 2

To Do

March 4 - Day 10 - Week 6

Subject

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 "hero" image for the site. See this article for more info on "hero" images. Try to create a design that is both attractive visually and easy to use. For a layout, you can start with the basic templates we have done in class, or create one from scratch on your own. If you want to try to use more advanced CSS to layout the page, you can look ahead to Chapter 14-16 in Learning Web Design. 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 "hero" image.
    • It can be in the header or the top of the body or article.
    • It can be either an inline image or a background image.
    • It can be from a stock photography site.
    • Do not use an image as you found it. Resize and optimize the image as needed.
  • Use at least one other inline image in the content area.
  • Use at least 1 background image.
  • Use CSS to lay out the pages.
  • Use some styles from an external style sheet, and use external styles for most of your styles.

Again, before you turn in your files, make sure you validate your document at: http://validator.w3.org/ and http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
It can help you spot coding errors.

To turn in, bring files to class.
Due Day 16 (March 25)

March 6 - Day 11 - Week 6

Subject

To Do

March 11 - Day 12 - Week 7

Subject

    Lab
  • Finish Scanning and preparing images
  • Review Chapters 7 and 22. Do exercises 7-1 and 7-2 and Exercises 22-1 and 22-2 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 3 thumbnails
  • Look at thumbnail sketches

To Do

  • Read Ch. 7 in Learning Web Design
  • Read Ch. 22 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 16 (March 25)
  • Work in progress check on thumbnails/sketches for Assignment 3

March 13 - Day 13 - Week 7

Subject

    Lab
  • Put your own image on the exercise from Monday
  • Look at Thumbnails
  • Move styles from head to external in Assignment 2
  • Optional: Exercises 11-1 and 11-2 in Learning Web Design, and modify with your own image.
  • Play with Wireframing in balsamic
  • Work on Assignment 3

To Do

  • Read Ch. 11 in Learning Web Design
  • Finish work in progress check on thumbnails/sketches for Assignment 3
  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 16 (March 25)

March 18 - Day 14 - Week 8

Subject

    Lab
  • Make a wireframe for the Assignment 3 main/index page
  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 16 (March 25)

To Do

  • Read Ch. 12 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 16 (March 25)

March 20 - Day 15 - Week 8

Subject

    Lab
  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 16 (March 25)
  • Do Chapter 12 exercises

To Do

  • Work on Assignment 3
    • Due Day 16 (March 25)
  • Do Chapter 12 exercises
  • Read Ch. 13 in Learning Web Design for next week

March 25 - Day 16 - Week 9

Subject

    Lecture
  • Critique Assignment 3
    • Written Critique
  • Overflow Property
  • Start review of Learning Web Design Ch. 12
  • Review Text styles
  • Do together
    • Mark css exercises 1-8
    • Child Selector Exercise
    • Exercise 12-1 and 12-2 in Learning Web Design
  • Selectutorial
  • Cascade and inheritance
  • Descendants, Parents, Children, etc.
  • Selectors
  • Tables if time
    Lab
  • Do Chapter 12 exercises

To Do

  • Assignment 3 Due
  • Be familiar with Ch. 13 in Learning Web Design, especially the new selectors

March 27 - Day 17 - Week 9

To Do

  • Do Animation Exercise. Check here for requirements.
    Due Day 20 (April 15)
  • 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

April 1 and April 3 - No Class - Spring Break

Subject

    Lecture
  • No class - Spring Break
    Lab
  • No class - Spring Break

April 8 - Day 18 - Week 10

Subject

    Lecture
  • Print styles
  • CSS Opacity
  • CSS Box model Exercise
  • Tables
  • If time
    • More User Experience Fundamentals for Web Design from Lynda.com
      • Understanding Fitts' Law
      • Elements every webpage should have
  • Selectutorial
  • Cascade and inheritance
    Lab
  • Work on Practice Animations
  • Do storyboard for animation assignment
  • Do Exercises 14-1 to 14-3 in Learning Web Design
  • Work on Animation Assignment

To Do

April 10 - Day 19 - Week 10

Subject

    Lab
  • Do exercises 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 from Learning Web Design
  • Work on Animation Assignment

To Do

April 15 - Day 20 - Week 11

Subject

    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 Principles of Beautiful Web Design
  • Read Ch. 4 on typography in The Priniciples of Beautiful Web Design.
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (April 29)
    • Prototype in invision Due
      Day 25 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 13)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 15)
    • See samples here

April 17 - Day 21 - Week 11

Subject

    Lecture
  • Look at animations
  • CSS Positioning
  • CSS Rotation
    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

  • 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 (April 29)
    • Prototype in invision Due
      Day 25 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 13)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 15)
    • See samples here
  • Work on Wireframes for Final Project. Bring wireframes next week for work in progress check.
  • Youtube video on using mybalsamiq for wireframes

April 22 - Day 22 - Week 12

Subject

    Lab
  • Do exercises 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 from Learning Web Design
  • Ch. 15 exercises
    • Ch. 15 Exercises 1-5
  • Ch. 16 exercises
    • Do Exercise 16-1
  • Work on wireframes/comps/creative brief for Final Project

To Do

  • Read Ch. 4 on typography in The Prinicipals of Beautiful Web Design.
  • Read Ch. 16 pages 419 - 447 on Flexbox
  • Work on wireframes for Final Project
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (April 29)
    • Prototype in invision Due
      Day 25 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 13)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 15)
    • See samples here

April 24 - Day 23 - Week 12

To Do

  • Read Ch. 4 on typography in The Prinicipals of Beautiful Web Design.
  • Read Ch. 16 pages 419 - 447 on Flexbox
  • Work on wireframes or comps for prototype for Final Project
  • Do exercises 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 from Learning Web Design
  • Do Ch. 15 Exercises 1-5
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (April 29)
    • Prototype in invision Due
      Day 25 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 13)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 15)
    • See samples here

April 29 - Day 24 - Week 13

To Do

  • Do Chapter 16 Exercises on layout
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (April 29)
    • Prototype in invision Due
      Day 25 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 13)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 15)
    • See samples here

May 1 - Day 25 - Week 13

To Do

  • Read Chapter 9 of Learning Web Design
  • Do Chapter 16 Exercises
  • Work on Final Project
      Due dates:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (April 29)
    • Prototype in invision Due
      Day 25 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 13)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 15)
    • See samples here

May 6 - Day 26 - Week 14

Subject

    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:
    • Comps, Creative Briefs or Wireframes due
      Day 24 (April 29)
    • Prototype in invision Due
      Day 25 (May 1)
    • Project Due for Testing
      Day 28 (May 13)
    • Final Version Due
      Day 29 (May 15)
    • See samples here

May 8 - Day 27- Week 14

To Do

May 13 - Day 28 - Week 15

To Do

May 15 - Day 29 - Week 15

Subject

    Lab
  • Final Version 2 Beta Test Forms Due Dec. 12
  • Work on Extra Credit
    • Due May 22
    • Submit your assignment by posting in the canvas discussion forum called "Extra Credit Video Page" with the URL of the page with your video.

To Do

  • Check out Ch. 18 of Learning Web Design in CSS Techniques
  • Finish beta tests
  • Work on Extra Credit
    • Due May 22
    • Submit your assignment by posting in the canvas discussion forum called "Extra Credit Video Page" with the URL of the page with your video.

May 20 (Monday) - Week 16 - No Class

May 22 - Day 30 - Week 16 - Last Day

Subject

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

To Do

  • Final Exam 3:40 - 5:40PM
  • Make sure to bring your 2 beta tests if you haven't already.