Teach Yourself Visually HTML and CSS by Mike Wooldridge and Linda Wooldridge
USB flash drive with at least 4GB capacity
CD-RW (rewritable CD) or DVD-RW (rewritable DVD)
Students will be
responsible for maintaining current backup copies of all work. Loss of your data due to
erasure by others from your working lab computer will not be an acceptable excuse for
projects being turned in late or not at all.
To develop skills in designing Internet
web pages by learning how to write HTML and CSS code by hand.
To broaden our understanding of the
Macintosh computer and graphics software used to prepare
images for the web.
The following will determine the final grade:
As you can see, the midterm exam and project together are worth 40% of
your final grade; the final exam and project together are worth 60%. This is
based on the idea that you should know more at the end of the course than in
The midterm and final exams will be based on the chapter review
questions which are accessible from the "exam review" tab at the top of
The chapters to be covered for the midterm and final exams are
designated on the chapter review page. Each exam will consist of a web-based component
and a hands-on project component, which will be averaged
together for a composite exam grade. The exams are graded starting at 100%, the
normal maximum if you answer all the questions correctly.
Participation in class is essential to success in this course.
Students will be asked to discuss their own work as well as to critique
the work of others.
Grading Scale: 10-point scale.
A = 100-90, B = 89-80, C = 79-70, D = 69-60, F = 59-0
The class projects will be graded on:
The aesthetic considerations and quality of the project.
The amount of effort put forth on the project.
The daily participation in working on the project and
understanding of the computer.
Two major projects will be completed during the
course for grading purposes. Both are websites to be designed for a screen
size of 1024 x 768 (usable space = 960 x 620) with appropriate titles on all pages. All pages must be
operational on both Mac and Windows computers. If you strictly follow the instructions and meet
the requirements for the projects as stated below, as well as demonstrate
acquired graphic design principles, you will receive a grade of A, but the
lowest A (90%). The grade will decrease from there for every instruction not
followed or requirement not met.
Use of automatic web page creation software such as Dreamweaver is not allowed in this course except as directed by the instructor. The object of this course is to learn how to write HTML and CSS code manually.
The first project, due the day of the midterm exam, is to produce a
website with a minimum of eight pages, with a theme of "All About Me." It
will have a main page named "index.htm" or "index.html" with 7 clickable links, each of which will link to a topic page consisting of text and images (at least one image per page — images should be no more than 600 pixels high). The project website will contain a folder named "images" to hold all photos, images, and graphics. It will use tables for placement of page elements and CSS for engaging links. The first four menu
links will be labeled:
Birthplace (where you were born)
Home (where you live now and have lived before)
Education (where you have gone to school)
Interests (what you like to do/your hobbies — this may not
include academic subjects like photography, etc. — those are topics for
the final portfolio website)
The subjects of the last three links will be chosen by the student. Possible
Music (favorite music/bands/artists)
Sports (favorite sports team/s)
Movies (favorite films/actors/directors)
This project will become a component of the final project.
The second project, due the day of the final exam, is to produce a
self-promotional portfolio website, which will consist of the midterm website with additional pages and new index page.
This website will be posted to a free
hosting service on the Internet. It
will have a main page named "index.htm" or "index.html" with at least
4 clickable links, and a folder named "images" to contain all photos, images, and graphics. The first 3 (or more) links will lead to examples of the student's
creative college work in at least 3 of the following areas, depending on the
student's academic program:
computer graphics (images)
journalism (text and/or photographs)
broadcasting (text and/or photographs)
The last link on the index page will be titled "All About Me" and will lead to the midterm project pages.
Extra credit can be earned above the maximum 90 points for the
final project (as explained above). Three extra points will be awarded for
each of the following enhancements incorporated into your final project
Projects will be due on announced dates. Five points will be deducted from
the project grade for every class day late. It will be the student's
responsibility to bring missed assignments to me on the day of return.
We will focus on the elements and terminology of web design, and
apply them to our projects.
We will learn the basics of designing for the Internet, including
learning about graphics formats, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), and CSS
(Cascading Style Sheets).
The pace of the class will be determined by how
quickly the process of learning programs and developing
projects goes. We don't want to compromise quality for
speed, yet at the same time setting and meeting deadlines
are all part of the process.
Students using the Mac lab at BHSU must follow these rules:
If you are unsure of something, ask!
You may not install personal software on or remove
software from the computers. Downloading and installing
software from the Internet without approval from the
instructor is prohibited.
You may not move any hardware or change the setup of the
lab in any way.
To conserve consumables such as paper and toner, please
print only when absolutely necessary.
Reasonable accommodations, as arranged through the Disabilities Services
Coordinator, will be provided students with documented disabilities. Contact the
BHSU Disabilities Services Coordinator, Mike McNeil, at 605-642-6099, (Woodburn 134), fax number 605-642-6095, or via email at Mike.McNeil@bhsu.edu for more
information. Additional information can also be found at
Under Board of Regents and University policy student academic performance may be evaluated solely on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards. Students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled. Students who believe that an academic evaluation reflects prejudiced or capricious consideration of student opinions or conduct unrelated to academic standards should contact the chair of the department in which the course is being taught to initiate a review of the evaluation.
In this course you are expected to perform to the utmost of your abilities
in an honest and sincere manner. Cheating & plagiarism will not be tolerated.
Academic misconduct will be dealt with per SD Board of Regents regulations.