CS 295 Web Management

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 12 years, I have been selling my fine art paintings at exhibits on the West Coast. And for 10 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! Get yourself to that place:
Be a Listening Genius:


infoCatalog Description

How to create and promote a dynamic website using existing frameworks/libraries: Designing, developing, publishing, maintaining, and marketing dynamic websites; web security and privacy issues; emerging web technologies; running a website marketing campaign.

Prerequisite: CS 195 or basic HTML and CSS skills.

Spring 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:

  1. Research Frameworks and Content Management Systems (CMS) to make informed decisions.
  2. Plan and configure a CMS project which includes:
    • Secure user accounts
    • Dynamic forms
    • Efficiency plugins
    • Custom user interfaces
    • Secure ecommerce
    • Customized responsive theme
  3. Research best practices in website security and new issues.
  4. Employ and analyze Search Engine Marketing (SEM) techniques.
  5. Prereq: CS 195 experience with HTML and CSS.

Read more about OSU’s Learning Goals



Web Design, Management, and Interaction ($24)

Web Design, Management, and Interaction Textbook Cover



Chrome browser ($0)

Chrome Browser

ShiftEdit ($0)

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This 11-week course (4-week intensive in the summer) touches on the use of four languages, which may be new to you. Even if you have no prior knowledge, you can succeed in this class, if you:

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:

  1. Click the week’s Module in Canvas.
  2. Click the Score in the Grades area in Canvas.

If I left questions, or if you suspect a grading mistake, please copy all the notes from the Grades area into an email message (using your ONID email), along with a link to your site and your question, and I will review 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). And for the summer 4-week intensive, that means potentially 12 hours per assignment more than once per week. Be sure to Chat often to help save time!


The following is adapted from Dr. Susan Shaw, Oregon State University


In the first 3 weeks, you'll work on the design of a modern one-page site to refresh your skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as research modern options. The instructions will insure your success as long as you stay engaged and try what you read.

During the remaining 7 weeks, you'll plan, design, and market a dynamic, database-driven framework/content management site.

Each module is due on Sunday evening at 8:00pm. Modules turned in late will incur a reduction in points.

live_helpWeekly Tech Support Chat (10 points)

buildWeekly Chapters with multiple Lessons

assignmentFinal Exam (10 points)

Take the hand-written Exam during week 11 (Finals week) in the classroom. (Check the OSU Catalog after week 6 for date and time).

assessmentStudent Assessment of Teaching

During the last week you will be asked to evaluate the teaching of this course. Some courses can be evaluated via Canvas and Student Online Services. Your Feedback is greatly appreciated!