Week

Date

Description

 

0

F 9/2

 

  • Introduction to course policies and goals.
  • Perform baseline skills assessment (PDF).
 

1

M 9/5

Labor day recess—no classes.

 

W 9/7

 

F 9/9

2

M 9/12

 

W 9/15

F 9/17

  • Discuss linking.
  • For next time: read Robbins chapter 6.

3

M 9/19

 

W 9/21

F 9/23

4

M 9/26

 

W 9/28

F 9/30

  • Discuss advanced CSS selectors.
  • For next time: read chapter 13.

5

M 10/3

 

W 10/5

  • Discuss floats.
  • For next time: read chapter 14.

F 10/7

6

M 10/10

 

  • Discuss CSS layouts.
  • Workshop for the CSS layout project.
  • For next time: read chapter 16.
  • Files from today's class (ZIP archive).
 

W 10/12

  • Quiz 6
  • Workshop for the CSS layout project.
  • Discuss CSS visual design.

F 10/14

7

M 10/17

  • Discuss advanced selectors..
 

W 10/19

  • Quiz 7
  • Working with images.
  • For next time, read Williams "Design Principles," chapters 1–6.

F 10/21

Final workshop for the CSS layout assignment.

8

M 10/24

  • Discuss visual design.
  • For next time, read Williams "Design Principles," chapters 7, 9, 10, and 11.
 

W 10/26

  • Introduction to rhetoric.
  • For next time, read The Yahoo! Style Guide, chapters 1, 2, and 3.

F 10/28

Introduction to the client redesign project.

9

M 10/31

  • Discuss rhetorical considerations for the redesign project.
  • Develop client interview questions.
 

W 11/2

Client video interview begins at 11 a.m.

F 11/4

  • Discuss working with images.
  • For next time:
    • Williams, "Designing with Type," chapters 9, 10, 11, 14.

10

M 11/7

  • Working with images, continued.
  • For next time:
    • Williams, "Designing with Type," chapters 15, 17, 18, and 19.
 

W 11/9

  • Discuss embedded fonts.
  • Discuss type design and readability.

F 11/11

For next time: read The Yahoo! Style Guide, chapters 1, 2, and 3.

11

M 11/14

  • Discuss writing for web audiences.
  • The Yahoo! Style Guide, chapters 4, 5, and 6.
  • Introduction to the final project.
 

W 11/16

Client followup video interview begins at 11 a.m.

F 11/18

  • Attendance optional workshop day.
  • The Yahoo! Style Guide, chapters 17 and 18.

12

M 11/21

Discuss SEO.

 

W 11/23–Su 11/27

Thanksgiving recess—no classes.

13

M 11/28

 

W 11/30

  • Discuss strategies for developing a web presence.
  • Workshop and review day.

F 12/2

  • Discuss dynamic pages and web hosting services.
  • Discuss multimedia.
  • Project workshop.

14

M 12/5

  • Summing up and final project workshop.
  • Potluck.
 

Ω

F 12/9

Final project due to Moodle by 11:55 p.m.