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”

WordPress Internship Opportunity at Snowy Range Academy

Project Scope: Successful candidate will work with Snowy Range Academy Operations Manager to update and modernize the school’s website (www.snowyrangeacademy.org) using WordPress.  New web design should include: Responsive layout for computers, tablets, phones (which many new WordPress themes do for you) … Continue reading “WordPress Internship Opportunity at Snowy Range Academy”

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”

First Day: COJO 4530

Students of media, journalism, and strategic communication (e.g., PR, advertising) need to diversify their skills. This class gives you a platform through which to share your work and add HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver skills to your resume. You’ll create and … Continue reading “First Day: COJO 4530”

COJO 4230, Week 10: A Few More Notes on Lists & Intro. to Programming

HTML and CSS book More Lists: Ch. 13, p. 631-633 Download files for the HTML5 Programming Book HTML5 Programming Book HTML5 reminders: Ch. 1, p. 4-8; 12-13 How HTML5 works: Ch.1, p. 14-16 Intro. to JavaScript: Ch. 1, p. 22-31 … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Week 10: A Few More Notes on Lists & Intro. to Programming”

COJO 4230, Weeks 8-9: Advice for Improving Your Website

Here are some tips for improving your websites: Read your grade comments on e-Companion. Avoid using uppercase letters and spaces in your file names. Use all lowercase and no spaces. If you need to use a space, then use an … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Weeks 8-9: Advice for Improving Your Website”

COJO 4230, Weeks 4-5: Images on the Web

We’ll take a look at how images function on the web. Ch. 5: Meeting the Media – Adding Images to Your Webpages How images work with browsers on pp. 164-166 The different types of images on pp. 167-169 The image … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Weeks 4-5: Images on the Web”

Design and Style for Portfolio Websites

Design Principles Emphasis Defined: Highlights the importance of the site’s content. Also relates to hierarchy. When creating a draft of your site, list all of the information that needs to appear on the page. Then, number the information by order … Continue reading “Design and Style for Portfolio Websites”

Technical Basics for Portfolio Websites

Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting You’ll be designing a website using HTML (hypertext markup language) and CSS (cascading style sheets) in Dreamweaver. Then, you’ll upload your files to a website host, who will store and provide the files for … Continue reading “Technical Basics for Portfolio Websites”