Course Introduction: Web Design 1A, First Semester

Web Design is a hands-on applications course. In TAWEBDN 1A, the first half of the Web Design course, we will explore networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. We’ll learn about issues such as copyright law, basic computer and other general technology skills, communications skills, Web server information, style sheets, and the fundamentals of building and designing Web pages with HTML that meet the current standards. (In TAWEBDN 1B, the second half of Web Design, we’ll take a look at forms, advanced cascading style sheets, multimedia, integrating JavaScript and HTML, and other advanced topics.)

Since the Internet is an important part of this course; you will be expected to conduct research and view other designers’ Web pages using the Internet. You must have a background in basic computer skills and the Internet to successfully complete the lesson assignments. You should already know how to:

• operate your computer system
• access and use the Internet
• multitask (run more than one program at a time)
• start the text editor on your computer
• start and use various software programs (such as Paint)

Software and Materials

The required software and materials for this course are:

• Notepad++ (text editor for Windows users) or J-Edit (text editor for Mac users)

• course data files to be downloaded (from Moodle course)

• Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers (free download of Mozilla browser from http://www.mozilla.org)

• media (such as a thumb drive) to save your work on (or you may save your work to the hard drive of your computer)

• Windows compression utility, WinZip, or 7-Zip (must be able to zip up your folders of project files in order to upload them to your assignments)

Required textbooks (Sold separately):
Textbook: Felke-Morris, Terry. (2012). Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5 (Sixth Edition). Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-278339-2.
Course: HIGH TAWEBDN / Online
Schedule Number: 10139
Instructor(s): Tracy Clanton-Smith
Units: 0.5 Academic Credits
Lessons/Exams: 6 lessons, 1 final exam
Tuition & Mandatory Fees:
       9th - 12th Grade Courses $140.00
       Administrative Fee $40.00