Thomas Wallace: Lectures and Resources - A collection of website design lectures and resources

Internet Technologies

To view lecture notes for a given lesson follow the links below. Lecture notes will be added the day of each lecture. Assignments will be listed for each section. Assignments are due before class.

Introduction -  Review Syllabus and course expectations - 8.20.2009

Reading Assignment: The history of the Internet and the web, and the evolution of web standards

Introduction: Our Window to the Web: Web Browsers & Understanding Web Related Terminology - 8.25.2009

Assignment: Download and Install Firefox on your computer. Add the Web Developer and Firebug extensions
Read Chapter 2 in Textbook
Reference - Web 2.0 Glossary pg. 105

Getting Started - 8.27.2009

Assignment: Evaluate your favorite web site based on our discussion of Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior. This is a short written assignment that should be emailed to me (tswallace@ualr.edu) no later than 8-31-09. Make sure you discuss the following elements: Site URL, An assessment of the Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior of the site, Things you like about the site, Things you would change.

Site Management - 9.1.2009

Video Tutorial - Defining a site

Out of Class Learning Activity - 9.3.09

Due to a death in the family we will not meet in the classroom. Please read Chapter 4 and be prepared for a quiz and discussion on Next Tuesday.

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 9.8.2009

Assignment Reading: Semantic XHTML (Quiz Material)

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 9.10.2009

Assignment Reading: Marking up textual content in HTML

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 9.15.2009

Reading Assignment: Generic Containers the div & span element

Structure: Introduction to (X)HTML - 9.17.2009

Assignment: Create and Validate a prototype HTML document that includes examples of all HTML elements covered thus far. For a list of requirements view this page.

Emailed to tswallace@ualr.edu on 9.20.09 (Sunday)
Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 9.22.2009

The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 9.24.2009

Reading Assignment: CSS Specificity & Class vs. ID

Assignment: Create styles for your Prototype HTML Document. You should style all required elements from the previous assignment other than the form. Emailed to tswallace@ualr.edu before class on 10.1.09

The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 9.29.2009

  • Continue CSS Discussion
    • Behind the scenes
    • Using Classes
    • Styling Tables
    • Styling Navigation
    • Testing Tools
    • IE6 Bug Fixes

Assignment: Create styles for your Prototype HTML Document. You should style all required elements from the previous assignment other than the form. Emailed to tswallace@ualr.edu before class on 10.1.09

The Building Blocks: Structure/Design - 10.1.2009

Assignment: Read Chapter 20 - Quiz Material

Structure/Design/Content - 10.6.2009

Assignment: Create a color scheme for you web site and bring the Hexidecimal color codes to class with you on Thursday.

Create a storyboard for your web site. Due in class next Tuesday (October 11)

The Building Blocks: Design - 10.8.2009

Out of Class Learning Activity - 10.13.09

The instructor will be out today due to illness. Please read the following articles in class and complete the tutorial. Send all assignments to tswallace@ualr.edu

The Building Blocks: Design - 10.15.09

Homework (Due 10.22.09): Create Banner image for your website in Fireworks. Image should be as wide as your container div and between 80px and 200px tall. < 40kb in size. Emailed to tswallace@ualr.edu before class.

Guest Lecture - Dr. Dagtas Class- 10.19.2009

The Building Blocks: Design - 10.20.2009

Guest Lecture - Dr. Dagtas Class- 10.21.2009

Bringing It All Together - 10.22.2009

Bringing It All Together - 10.27.2009

  • Guest Speaker Melanie Thorton discusses web accessibility

Homework (Due 10.29.09): Explain in your own words what web accessibility means to you & why it is important to build accessible web sites? This is a short written assignment that should be emailed to me (tswallace@ualr.edu) no later than 10-29-09.

Bringing It All Together - 10.29.2009

  • In-class site building demonstration.
  • Q & A

JavaScript - 11.3.2009

  • Dr. Serhan Dagtas

JavaScript - 11.5.2009

  • Dr. Serhan Dagtas

JavaScript - 11.10.2009

  • Dr. Serhan Dagtas

JavaScript - 11.12.2009

  • Dr. Serhan Dagtas

Applied JavaScript - 11.17.2009

Assignment: Read the following Article on Progressive Enhancement. Send me an email (tswallace@ualr.edu) explaining progressive enhancement in your own words. Please discuss why it is important to use progressive enhancment and include a link to another article you found reltaing to the topic. Due before class on Thursday (11.19.09)

Applied JavaScript - 11.19.2009

Web Forms - 12.1.2009

In Class Lab - 12.3.2009

  • Q & A Session

Final - 12.10.2009

The link to the final project should be emailed to me (tswallace@ualr.edu) no later than 12:30 on December 10, 2009. Anything sent after this time will not be accepted.

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