Oregon State Univerity, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
About the Instructor
For 30 years, I have designed print and online promotional materials for small and medium companies in the USA. For 10 years, I have been selling my fine art paintings at exhibits on the West Coast. And for 13 years, I've been teaching technology courses at OSU. Combining these activities keeps me whole!
Philosophy of Teaching/Learning
Challenging both sides of your brain (the creative side and the logical side)
will transform you into a well-rounded designer. Some of you are already that designer and
some of you don't know yet that you can become that person who creates
beauty out of code! play_for_workGoogle has this icon called Play for Work.
To me it represents the joy I feel when being creative with logical languages. I expect to transfer that joy to you!
How to design and publish a static website using an existing publishing platform:
Techniques and tools for designing and publishing on the World Wide Web;
hypertext and HTML; site and page design; media integration; issues raised by Internet publishing.
Courses that require this course as a prerequisite: CS 295 Web Management.
cloud_queueFallgrainWinter: Two 1:50min lecture/demonstration/practice sessions per week (Tues/Thurs).
Extended office hours are provided in lieu of a separate lab.
assessmentMeasurable Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Understand and discuss the language of the Internet and web page authoring.
Demonstrate the development process.
Demonstrate best practices.
Envision, design, prototype, produce, test, and promote a web site with consistent and meaningful navigation, quick-loading images, and compliant HTML and CSS.
Review the scoring criteria and other requirements before you submit your work. I will not rescore projects that did not meet guidelines.
Check your scores every few days.
Each lesson includes points for being complete and on time.
I will score your work as soon as possible after you submit it in Canvas, so you can continue working ahead. In some cases, you won’t want to work on the site until I’ve scored it. To view the comments left in the Gradebook, please do one of the following:
Click the week’s Assignment in Canvas.
Click the Score in the Grades area in Canvas.
If I left questions, or if you suspect a grading mistake, please use the Commenting area of that graded item to ask me questions about it.
I don’t want to discuss grading issues in public but will rely in written communicates so that we both have a record of the exchange.
OSU’s definitions and guidelines for quarter credits implies that for each hour in class, you’ll spend 2 hours outside of class. For this 4-credit course that means a total of 12 hours per week (8 hours outside of class).
Be sure to use the Chat forum often to help save time!
The following is adapted from Dr. Susan Shaw, Oregon State University
Make a personal commitment to learning about, understanding, and supporting your peers.
Assume the best of others in the class and expect the best from them.
Acknowledge the impact of sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism on the lives of class members.
Recognize and value the experiences, abilities, and knowledge each person brings to class. Value the diversity of the class.
Participate actively in the discussions, having completed the readings and thought about the issues.
Pay close attention to what your classmates write in their online comments. Ask clarifying questions, when appropriate. These questions are meant to probe and shed new light, not to minimize or devalue comments.
Think through and re-read your comments before you post them.
Never make derogatory comments toward another person in the class.
Do not make sexist, racist, homophobic, or victim-blaming comments at all.
Disagree with ideas, but do not make personal attacks.
Be open to be challenged or confronted on your ideas or prejudices.
Challenge others with the intent of facilitating growth. Do not demean or embarrass others.
Encourage others to develop and share their ideas.
Be willing to change.
Don't let this intimidate you! The instructions will ensure your success as long as you stay engaged and try what you read.
During the last 3 weeks, you'll plan and build a new website based on what you learned as well as additional new skills if you are ready for a challenge.
live_helpWeekly Tech Support Chat (10 points)
Chat sessions are due before class on Tuesdays.
Earn one point per week/Assignment/Chapter.
You may ask a ridiculous number of questions!
Don’t have a question? Then provide a note about what you learned in the week's lessons.
The Chat function is provided inside Canvas.
Include the URL of your web page when asking for help.
buildWeekly Chapters with multiple Lessons (302 points)
Each project assignment is due on Friday afternoon by 5:00pm. No more than one late assignment is allowed during the term. Weekly assignments include multiple lessons from a single chapter.
Chapter 1 ( 7 points) Install and configure software, upload the first file.
Chapter 2 (37 points) Markup a PHP file, add content, anchors, and fonts.
Chapter 3 (34 points) Add media queries, table, form, and embellishments.