MC 4315: Web Design and Publishing

Outline:

Students are expected to complete the items listed under “material due” before coming to that day’s class. This includes readings, exercises and projects. Quiz dates are listed on the days which they will be taken in class.

Date Topic Material due
Jan. 23 Course Intro Review course website
Jan. 28 The internet, servers and FTPs Read: How the internet works
Sign up for Reclaim Hosting
Jan. 30 HTML Intro Read: HTML Dog beginner HTML Tutorials: Getting Started through Putting It All Together.
Feb. 4 HTML Recommended: codecademy HTML lessons. Use this site to practice writing HTML and understanding tags and how they should be organized. Not for a grade, but this is very helpful for the quiz (hint hint).
Feb. 6 HTML
Feb. 11 Project 1 Checkpoint Project 1 Checkpoint
Feb. 13 CSS Read: HTML Dog CSS Tutorials Applying CSS through Putting it All Together
Quiz 1
Feb. 18 Class cancelled
Read: HTML Dog CSS Tutorials: Class and ID Selectors, Grouping and Nesting, Specificity and Display.
Recommended: Codecademy CSS Tutorials
Feb. 20 CSS, Chrome DevTools, Flexbox Read: HTML Dog CSS Tutorials: Class and ID Selectors, Grouping and Nesting, Specificity and Display.
Recommended: Codecademy CSS Tutorials
Complete: Flexbox Froggy exercise.
Feb. 25 Principles of Design and Product Complete: Flexbox Froggy exercise.
Bring examples of well-designed websites to class
Feb. 27 Flexbox, layout and responsive design Read: Rem vs em text units.
Read: The Outline homepage on desktop, tablet and mobile (either use your own phone and tablet or use the responsive viewing options in the Chrome Inspector)
March 4 Responsive design Quiz 2
Project 1 checkpoint
March 6 Multimedia Journalism
Read/Watch: Inside an FBI Hostage Crisis, A Game of Shark and Minnow
March 11 SXSW -- No class Project 1 due
March 13 SXSW -- No class Troubleshooting exercise due
March 18 Spring Break
March 20 Spring Break
March 25 Bootstrap Read: Bootstrap CSS documentation.
March 27 Bootstrap Quiz 3
April 1 Bootstrap
April 3 Boostrap, photoshop and video Quiz 4
April 8 Workday Copy editing day
April 10 Boostrap, drop caps, subdomains iMovie Exercise
April 15 Project 2 Workday
April 17 User Research and WordPress Project 2 due 11:59 p.m.
April 22 Wordpress
April 24 WordPress
April 29 WordPress
May 1 Workday Quiz 4
May 6 Workday User Research Report Due
Last call for extra credit
May 8-14 Finals Week Quiz 5 -- Check in during open lab hours
May 15 Final Project Due Project 3 Due