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PTI4070T: WebDesign (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Website Design
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: PTI4070T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 0.50
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks

Major Concepts/Content:

In this project-based course, students will be introduced to the language of the web and utilize the same web design tools professional web masters use.  Students will explore a webmaster’s role in an organization, plan a website and create web pages and digital images. Students will learn the importance of accessibility and copyright and learn how to apply these standards.  The course will culminate with an electronic portfolio of student work.

Course Objectives:

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Examine the role of a webmaster in an organization
  • Evaluate the purpose of a website and its audience
  • Plan and structure website
  • Develop webpages using Hypertext-Markup Language (HTML)
  • Format webpages with color and style using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Enhance web pages with student-created images (Fireworks)
  • Utilize professional WYSIWYG web-authoring software (Dreamweaver)
  • Appreciate and apply web accessibility standards
  • Give credit where credit is due by understanding Copyright Law and Fair-Use
  • Write web-citations
  • Build an electronic portfolio of student work

Course Outline:

I. Planning and Organizing

  • Roles of a Web master
  • Purpose and Audience
  • Folder & File Names

II. Elements of Design and HTML

  • Accessibility
  • CSS: Staying Consistent
  • Tables
  • Editing CSS Code
  • Hyperlinks
  • Graphics Online
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III. Copyright Law

  • What is Copyright Law?
  • Finding, Saving & Citing Sources
  • Search Engines & Citing Sources

IV. WYSIWYG Editor

  • NVU Web Page Editor
  • Tables
  • Graphics
  • Navigation Bar

VI. Final Project

  • Planning
  • Templates
  • Evaluation
  • Final Exam

Essential Software:

Textbook: There is no textbook required for this course. All of the instructional content is available online within the course.