iws fall 2012 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 and will be updated throughout the semester.


Week 1: 9/6
Introductions, syllabus, servers, hosting, URLs, XHTML and CSS; sample web site, xhtml code (.pdf), css code (.pdf)
assignment for 9/13

Week 2: 9/13
Create URLs, set up accounts, FTP, set up blogs, hand code first web page as group
Stolley: Preface, chapters 1-5, 9-13; Rettberg on Blogging; Web Standards Readings
Hand out Responsive Resume Assignment

Week 3: 9/20
Class canceled; BW sick

Week 4: 9/27
Discuss various XHTML and CSS coding practices and properties: a, padding, margin, etc., drafting designs on paper
Bring copy of your resume to class, work on Responsive Resume assignment in class; resume sample
Marcotte: chapters 1, 2, and 4, grid based text layout essays
Hand out Integrated Social Media Assignment


Week 5: 10/4
Present and comment on responsive web drafts
Responsive Resume Rough Draft due
Hand out Grid-based Professional Site Assignment

Week 6: 10/11
Professional web site discussion; usability and accessibility discussion
Stolley: Chapters 6 – 8; Usability and Accessibility readings on Readings page
Hand out Grid-based Responsive Professional Site Assignment

Week 7: 10/18
Walter: whole book
Responsive Resume Final Draft and Reflection due
assignment for 10/25

Week 8: 10/25
Site architecture, navigation, sample-grid-sizes.pdf
Stolley: Chapters 14-20; Marcotte: chapters 3,5
Detailed wireframe and emotional design descriptions/sketches due on blog


Week 9: 11/1
work on professional site; flexible images; sample fleximble image page

Week 10: 11/8
In-class usability tests of professional sites

Week 11: 11/15 — Class Canceled for Conferences
T 11/13: Professional Site Rough Draft due online by 11:00pm
Hand out Final Project assignment during conferences

Week 12: 11/22 — Class Canceled for Thanksgiving

Week 13: 11/29
Abbate, Inventing the Internet
Professional Site Final Draft and Reflection due at start of class


Week 14: 12/6

Week 15: 12/13 — last day of class
Discuss Abbate; responsive-slider-tutorial-iwsf12.txt (right click and save to your computer; open in your text editor)

Week 16: 12/20 (Finals Week)
Final Project and Reflection due by 11:00pm

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