iws fall 2010 weekly schedule

About the Schedule

All readings are to be completed before class and students must come to class ready to discuss the text in great detail. The schedule is subject to change.

September

Week 1: 9/7 Design
Introductions, syllabus, servers, hosting, URLs, XHTML and CSS; sample web site, xhtml code (.pdf), css code (.pdf)
assignment for 9/14

Week 2: 9/14 Design
Create URLs, set up accounts, FTP, install WordPress, the WordPress Dashboard
WPD Intro, Chapters 1, 2, 6; SAMS Intro, Chapters 1 – 4; Walker Rettberg on Blogging
Hand out Professional Web Site Assignment (Installation I) and Blogging Assignment

Week 3: 9/21— Design
Installing and learning how to understand themes
WPD Chapters 6 – 11; SAMS Chapters 4-6, 8-9, 11-12
Hand out Professional Web Site Assignment (Installation I)

Week 4: 9/28 — Book
Neilsen and Loranger, Prioritizing Web Usability
Hand out Professional Analysis Assignment, Part I and Social Bookmarking Assignment

October

Week 5: 10/5 — Design
WPD Chapter 14; SAMS Chapters 23 – 24
Professional Analysis Part I due

Week 6: 10/12 — Design
Professional Web Site (Installation I)
and Reflective Statement Rough Draft Due

Week 7: 10/19 — Book
Abbate, Inventing the Internet
Professional Web Site (Installation I) and Reflective Statement Due
Hand out Professional Web Site (Installation II) Assignment

Week 8: 10/26 — Design
Manipulating themes
WPD Chapters 12, 13, 16
Hand out Social Bookmarking Assignment

November

Week 9: 11/2 — Class Canceled for Election Day
Professional Analysis Part II due

Week 10: 11/9 — Book
Bolter, Writing Space; Accessibility Readings and Web Standards Readings (on the Readings page)
Hand out Professional Web Site (Installation II) Assignment and Professional Analysis Part II Assignment

Week 11: 11/16— Book
Gitelman, Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines
Blog post in which you discuss 3 theme options due

Week 12: 11/23 — Design
brief intro to child themes; brief intro to the box model; accessibility discussion
SAMS Chapters 14 – 17, 20
Professional Analysis Part II due

Week 13: 11/30 — Book
Gitelman, Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines
iws-f10-inst1-template.pdf
Hayles, Writing Machines and some eLit (to be added)

December

Week 14: 12/7 — TBD
Hayles, Writing Machines and some eLit (see Readings page)
course evaluations; TBD
Professional Web Site (Installation II) rough draft due

Week 15: 12/14 —  last day of class
Professional Web Site (Installation II) rough draft due
12/18: Professional Web Site (Installation II) and Reflective Statement due

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