Welcome to Web Design and Publishing!
This course (MC 4315) is designed to instruct students in website construction and design. Students will learn HTML coding and then be introduced to popular Web design and graphics programs including Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, jQuery as well as the multimedia program iMovie. The course will cover the usage of graphics, sound and video and discuss the appropriateness of multimedia on websites for journalism, advertising, public relations and e-commerce. Students will work on several small Web projects that will lead to one final multimedia project. The goal is to emphasize more than just the skills associated with individual programs, but the integration of several programs into designing effective and attractive websites.
In addition, the class will address social and theoretical implications of technology, such as the digital divide, cyberlaw, e-commerce, and Web content credibility and accessibility.
The course time on most days includes lecture during the first half and lab time during the second half. Students will be expected to attend open lab hours to complete projects.
We look forward to a fun and creative semester.