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PTI4070T: Website Design (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Website Design (Fall)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: PTI4070T
TYPE: GC,GV
CREDITS: 0.50
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks

About the Program:
In this course you will be expected to master website creation essentials, learn different tools to create websites, and learn to make websites that follow copyright laws and American with Disabilities Act guidelines. Your progress will be monitored by the online instructor and you will communicate with your instructor via e-mail, web-conferencing, and instant messaging. Students will evaluate a variety of existing websites for content, design and functionality. Students will work collaboratively to design, construct and maintain an interactive website based on a single theme or project.

Course Objectives:

As a result of successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Design Web pages
  • Use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Use tables to layout Web pages
  • Plan and apply color schemes for Web sites
  • Use online graphic resources
  • Explain the basics of the Copyright Law and Fair Use Act
  • Write proper Web citations
  • Build and maintain a portfolio
  • Design and apply templates

Course Outline:

1. Planning and Organizing

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

2. Elements of Design and HTML

  • Beginning HTML
  • Accessibility
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Effective uses of text
    • CSS: staying consistent
    • Internal CSS
    • External CSS
  • Hyperlinks
  • Graphics
    • Using graphics
    • Using tables for page layout
  • Graphics online
    • Using online graphic tools
    • Designing a portfolio

3. Copyright Law

  • What is copyright law?
    • What is copyrighted?
    • Fair use
  • Finding, saving, and citing sources
  • Search engines and citing source

4. What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Editor

  • NVU Web page editor
    • CSS in NVU
    • Switching views
    • Attaching external CSS to new pages
  • Tables
    • Making and editing a table
    • Viewing tables in different view panels
  • Graphics
    • Adding graphics
    • Adding captions and citing sources
    • Making thumbnail graphics
    • Adding a background graphic
  • Navigation
    • Designing a navigation bar
    • Making a graphical navigation bar

5. Final Project

  • Planning
    • Project plan assignment
    • Color and style for final project
    • Research for final project assignment
  • Templates
    • Designing a template
    • Using a template
  • Evaluation
    • Self evaluation
    • Final project

Essential Software: Textbook

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Digital Classroom ISBN: 0470410922
  • Flash CS4 Professional Digital Classroom ISBN: 0470410930
  • WEB Collection Revealed Standard Edition: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, and Adobe Fireworks CS4 ISBN-13: 9781435441989