Week 4: Domain Names, Hosting, Linking, and Images

Reminder: Assignment #2 (Draft Design & Layout) Due Tonight to WyoCourses. Reminder: 25-Point Quiz on Thursday during class time. Understand the differences among inline vs. block vs. void elements. Identify examples of each type. Understand what the basic elements (or … Continue reading “Week 4: Domain Names, Hosting, Linking, and Images”

Week 3: More Building Blocks for Construction and Planning

Announcements: What is one thing that you learned from the guest speaker? Assignment #2 is due on Tuesday by 11:59 p.m., uploaded Word file or PDF to WyoCourses — the Draft Design & Layout. There will be a quiz on … Continue reading “Week 3: More Building Blocks for Construction and Planning”

Week 2: Building Blocks for the Web

Krug Chapter 2: How We Really Use the Web What is the sad reality about how we use websites? (hint: billboard vs. great literature) Why do we scan? –> On a mission. Don’t need to read everything. It’s a basic … Continue reading “Week 2: Building Blocks for the Web”

Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work”

Week 1: First Law of Usability and How to Learn HTML

Krug Introduction A usability consultant identifies problems with websites. You will benefit from knowing about usability as a website designer and future employee of a company/non-profit that has a website. Krug outlines seven key words that define usability: Useful: Does it … Continue reading “Week 1: First Law of Usability and How to Learn HTML”

Adding a Resume and Achieving that “Wow Factor”

Adding a Resume For the final website, you need the resume in both PDF and HTML versions. This means the resume should be downloadable by PDF and should be coded in HTML (or appear as an image). See classmate Olga’s … Continue reading “Adding a Resume and Achieving that “Wow Factor””

Drop-Down Navigation & Appendix Top 7

Drop-down Menu Drop-down menus can make navigating your website easier. I added a drop-down menu to my personal website. In order to give you a cleaner version of the drop-down menu, we will examine the clean example on my website … Continue reading “Drop-Down Navigation & Appendix Top 7”

Basics of SEO & Google Analytics

SEO: Search Engine Optimization Before we get started: Search for your name again on several search engines. What happens? Do you see your website? If you don’t see your website yet, then perhaps the search engine spiders need more time … Continue reading “Basics of SEO & Google Analytics”

Updating to HTML5 Markup

Ch. 12, Modern HTML: HTML5 Markup Monday and Wednesday Download the correct HTML (right-click, view source, copy and paste code into Notepad, save as “blog.html”) and CSS file (click link, copy and paste code into Notepad, save as “starbuzz.css”) for this assignment … Continue reading “Updating to HTML5 Markup”