Fremont Unified School District Catalogue Course Description
Explore web design as you incorporate graphics, sound, movies, and animation into HTML/ CSS built websites. Students will learn all phases of the design process from the idea state, through planning, production and testing while creating original web sites. Learn design concepts for content and layout as you design commercial web pages.
In the dawn where web publishing has become completely accessible to the average consumer, businesses are seeking qualified web-designers to cut through the âboxed, cookie cutterâ- excessive template-looking sites. This course aims to arm students with the knowledge to establish sites, which can offer companies, and their brands, products, and missions a tailored look and style; A creative design, with friendly, accessible user interfaces, that meet the needs of their clientsâ innovations, ideas, and mission statements. This course aims to give students the base practical knowledge to create web sites from the ground up, using W3C standards building methods for current browser and media queries. Students will also become knowledgeable regarding: website accessibility, semantic mark-up, proper character encoding.
Present their artistic web site designs while create a semantically structured HTML document with a text
editor, meeting publication requirements
Create a standards-based CSS document with a text editor
Use a Dropbox and file organization to manage and share documents, and back-ups, and collaborate with colleagues and instructors.
Use of browser property inspectors to effectively determine proper edits in markup.
Understand color theory and use of Pantone color charts, and hexadecimal colors
Open, copy, edit, and share Google Docs and spreadsheets
Embed images, audio, video, and Flash .swf files in an HTML document
Edit outdated HTML tags, and recreate websites with proper use of current standard methods.
Create their own forms, galleries, and website design templates requiring input interfaces.
Use Dreamweaver to create and manage a complete web site.
Use Photoshop to crop, mask, and color-correct images.
Explain the differences between JPEG and Gif, PNG file types
Give an accurate estimate for how long a web design project will take to complete.
Create and manage a personal web portfolio
Learn methods, responsibilities, and protocol for publishing work on the World Wide Web.
Critique, evaluate, and augment web site design to improve design effectiveness and communication.
Actuate Search engine optimization (SEO)
Texts & Supplemental Instructional Materials
Negrino,T., Dreamweaver CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Peachpit Press
Reding, E., Adobe Photoshop CS6 Revealed: Deluxe Education Edition, Thompson Course Technlogy
Weinmann,E., Photoshop CS6 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Peachpit Press
Zeldman, J., Designing with Web Standards: Third Edition, New Riders
Microsoft Windows7 & Office 7
Adobe Creative Suite 6: Web Design Premium: Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks,
Flash, Illustrator, Lightroom 2.0, Media Encoder, Photoshop
Apple Safari for PC, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox &
their inspector consoles. Sublime Text 2, Notepad ++,TextMate version 2.0-alpha.9529