schedule

Week 1

Tuesday, March 29

class: overview; Resource Presentation topics; Reclaim Hosting setup; Brackets setup

assignments:

  1. if you haven’t already done so, set up your account with webhosting and a domain at Reclaim Hosting and download Cyberduck and Brackets
  2. email me your URL
  3. set up Brackets

Thursday, March 31

class: HTML Beginner tutorial at HTML Dog

assignments:

  1. work through the HTML Beginner tutorial at HTML Dog
  2. complete Exercise #1: create and post a webpage (default.html) that has a title, paragraphs, headings, an ordered and unordered list, a link, and an image (including a table and a form is optional); upload the file to your webhost before class on Tuesday 4/5
    • you can make this a serious page (e.g., an about page with content about yourself that you might eventually use at your website), or you can create a fun page with content about hobbies or jokes or likes/dislikes, etc. (I once had a student who made a webpage about how much she hated mayonaisse. It was hilarious.)
    • note that when you upload this page to your webhost it will (and should) overwrite the current default.html page (the one with the VHS video with your name on it)
  3. respond to the Google survey for Resource Presentation topics

WEEK 2

Tuesday, April 5

class: CSS Beginner tutorial

assignments:

  1. work through the CSS Beginner tutorial at HTML Dog
  2. complete Exercise #2: create and post an external style sheet to format the default.html page that you created in the previous exercise (due before class on Thursday 4/7)

Julia Marsh Wednesday, April 6 @ 4:00

Thursday, April 7

class: HTML Intermediate and CSS Intermediate tutorials

assignments:

  1. work through the HTML Intermediate tutorial (just read spans/divs and meta tags) and the CSS Intermediate tutorial at HTML Dog
  2. complete Exercise #3: create and post a webpage that uses meta tags, spans and divs, classes and ids, grouping and nesting, pseudo classes for links, shorthand for borders and margins, and a background image; post the new version of this page before class on Tuesday 4/12
    • if you create a new webpage for this exercise–in other words, not default.html–then please send me the link for the new file

WEEK 3

Tuesday, April 12

class: wrap up HTML Dog tutorials; begin working on the Story template; groups for the Resource Presentations

assignments:

  • download and unzip the Story template from HTML5Up
  • name the folder “story” (rather than “html5up-story”)
  • upload the “story” folder to the “public_html” folder in your web server
  • modify the Story template, following these instructions for modifying the Story template v1
  • upload the new versions of the files you modified; be sure to put them in the “story” folder to overwrite the old versions

Thursday, April 14

class: continue work on Story template (images, css, google fonts)

assignments:

  • modify the Story template, following these instructions for modifying the Story template v2
  • email me a link to the template you’re going to work with for your Professional Website, or the templates you’re considering

WEEK 4

Tuesday, April 19

class: moving your template in FTP; images as backgrounds; image paths; favicons; Google Analytics

assignments:

Thursday, April 21

class: in-class work on templates using more template modifications v2

assignments:

WEEK 5

Tuesday, April 26

class: in-class work on templates; enable the contact form (more template modifications); Canva Pro Presentation (Anna, Cate, Sarah H., Jill)

assignments:

  • have a complete draft of your website ready to show in class on Thursday 4/28

videos:

Thursday, April 28

class: peer review drafts of websites using this website evaluation form to provide feedback; accessibility; Google Certificate presentation (Stella, Helena, Mackenzie, Hanah)

assignments:

WEEK 6

Tuesday, May 3: Professional Website Due

class: install WordPress; begin setting up your WordPress site

assignments:

Thursday, May 5

class: in-class work on WordPress: pages, posts, customize, themes; Web Platforms presentation (Dharma, Melanie, Marissa); Notion presentation (Connie, Jackie, Alyssa)

assignments:

  1. send me an email with a proposal for your WordPress blog or website by Tuesday 5/10
    • provide the URL
    • describe the topic of your blog or site and the content you plan to include
    • describe the target audience and purpose of your blog or site and how it contributes to your professional presence on the internet

WEEK 7

Tuesday, May 10

class: in-class work on WordPress: menus, plugins; Figma presentation (Enya, Megan, Ava, Eileen); check out Helena’s video presentation about Procreate

assignments:

  • continue working on your WordPress site

Thursday, May 12

class: in-class work on WordPress; LinkedIn Premium presentation (Anne, Lane, Jordan); Yoast SEO tutorial; Woo Commerce tutorial; more advanced (but 2.5 hour) Woo Commerce video tutorial

assignments:

  1. create a draft of your WordPress blog/site to show in class on Tuesday 5/17; aim for at least 5 posts/pages/interactive elements

WEEK 8

Tuesday, May 17

class: peer review WordPress blogs/sites; Web Platforms presentation (Dharma, Melanie, Marissa)

assignments:

  1. continue work on your WordPress blog/site (due Tuesday 5/24)

Thursday, May 19

class: begin Multimedia project: overview of project ideas; Notion presentation (Connie, Jackie, Alyssa)

assignments:

  1. send me an email with a proposal for the Multimedia project before class on Tuesday 5/24
  2. complete the WordPress Blog/Site by Tuesday 5/24
  3. check out Using Google Fonts in WordPress (tutorial by Romy)

WEEK 9: WordPress Blog/Site Due

Tuesday, May 24 — meeting via Zoom

class: in-class work on Multimedia Project

assignments:

  1. send me an email with your proposed Multimedia Project, if you haven’t already done so
  2. send me an email that notes the feature(s) of your WordPress site that you’re most proud of
  3. continue work on the Multimedia Project

Thursday, May 26

class: in-class work on Multimedia Project

WEEK 10

Tuesday, May 31–meeting via Zoom

class: peer reviews of Multimedia Projects; Webflow presentation (Alexandra, Lia, Sarah G.)

assignments:

  1. complete your Multimedia Project (due Thursday 6/2)

Thursday, June 2: Multimedia Project Due–meeting via Zoom