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Web Design II

Subject: Business Technology

Course Description:

A well-designed skyscraper is an impressive sight. A well-designed website is also an impressive site of another kind - the kind that reveals the advanced skills of a expert designer. This course takes you through the entire construction process from planning, to creating the structure, to adding the final special touches. In this course, you will learn how to create a storyboard or blueprint for your website. You will learn about website navigation, style sheets, graphic creation, digital image optimization, security, and server hosting. You will also learn how to work in teams, with specific tasks assigned to individual team members. You will use Adobe CS4 products for website creation and management. The purpose of this course is to equip you to be a master architect, contractor, and manager of a valuable property. Property that communicates a message in an impressive way.

Major Topics:

Segment 1

  • Website Marketing Discussion & Audience Discussion
  • Defining Website Objectives for Blueprint
  • Web Design Blueprints & Storyboards
  • Researching Web Hosting Options
  • Copyright Laws
  • Researching & Gathering Materials
  • Comparison of WYSIWYG/HTML Editors
  • Mastery of Basic HTML Tags
  • Installation of Abode Dreamweaver
  • Become familiar with the Dreamweaver workspace
  • Create a Website using Dreamweaver
  • Setup Sites in Dreamweaver
  • Using Dreamweaver to add Image Placeholders, set Page Titles, add Images, and set Background Colors.
  • File Naming Conventions
  • Using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to Transfer Pages and Images to the Web Server
  • Uses of Meta Tags
  • Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Creating and Applying Style Sheets
  • Designing Webpages using Tables
  • Formatting Text

Segment 2

  • Discover how people with disabilities or limitations use the Web.
  • Understand the importance of Web page accessibility.
  • Test Website for accessibility
  • Use Dreamweaver accessibility tools.
  • Determine appropriate use of alternate tags and long description tags.
  • Apply alternate tags and long description tags to Web pages.
  • Explore use of site reader, such as JAWS.
  • Examine and employ techniques for building navigation
  • Explore issues of scalability
  • How to solicit user feedback
  • Use of Templates
  • Use of Frames
  • Advanced uses of CSS
  • Develop critical thinking skills when using electronic resources
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate uses of images on Web pages.
  • Differentiate between different image types and determine the best use of each image type.
  • Define hot linking and explain why hot linking should be avoided.
  • Define image editors and identify the purpose of image editors.
  • Installing Abode Fireworks
  • Review the basics of using a photo editor.
  • Crop and resize images.
  • Save image files in the appropriate format.
  • Optimize images correctly.
  • Using Masking
  • Create original image and add to webpage.
  • Uses of Rollovers and Hotspots
  • Building Animation
  • Adding Video and Audio

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, FLVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, essays, oral assessments, and discussions. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.

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Course Details

  • Course Code: 8207120
  • Course Credits: 2.0

Prerequisits:
CCC & Web Design I

Estimated Completion:
2 segments / 32-36 weeks