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GRD 342.01

This is an intermediate course in basic web design and authoring as well as the practical applications of Adobe Dreamweaver in web projects. Additionally, students are introduced to and work with Adobe Flash, both as it relates to web design and to stand alone projects, to blogging via WordPress and to Search Engine Optimization. The course examines the technologies, terminology and processes of web design as established in the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) standards. Each student continues to expand their knowledge and understanding of (X)HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), as well as in-depth understanding of how to use Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash to build and author web pages. The principles of design theory as they relate to building web sites are also covered in detail. Through hands on, directed projects students develop their graphic design and problem solving abilities with respect to web design, building, coding and authoring. Web Standards, valid code and best practices are emphasized.

Continued work with the following languages:

  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
  • XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language)
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

Introduction to the following languages:

  • ActionScript 3 (Flash)
  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)
  • PHP

Continued work with the following programs:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Internet Browsers (Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and others)

Introduction to the following programs:

  • Adobe Flash
  • WordPress

Topics and issues related to the web work include:

  • Web Standards
  • Valid Coding
  • Terminology
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Demonstrations with the various tools/software
  • Problem solving
  • Client/designer relationships
  • Prototyping and refinement
  • Project production and organization
  • Project implementation
  • Project launch and maintenance

Class emphasis in on learning best practice design, authoring and coding strategies as related to web design and development. Additional emphasis is placed on proper use of software tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash to accomplish these goals. All students who successfully complete the course will be able to design, code, author, build and implement a live website showcasing design and communication skills and Flash elements.

Download the full Class Syllabus.

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