CSIS 6 Web Page Authoring I:Summer (June/July) 2014


Catalog Description:


An introduction to using Hypertext Mark-Up Language (HTML) and Extensible HTML (XHTML) to create web pages which can be uploaded and displayed on the World Wide Web. Students will use HTML/XHTML to create web pages with text in various sizes and colors, links to other sites, background color or patterns, graphics, tables and mailto links. Principles of design and color as they apply to screen presentations will be included. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. May be taken three times for credit. Also listed as LIB 6.

Units: 2.0†††† Advisory: CSIS 1 or CSIS 2 or CSIS 3/LIB 3 advised.

End of catalog description.

Immediately, AFTER YOU SIGN UP for this class send me e-mail, so I can send you instructions.


Instructor: Dennie Van Tassel

E-mail: dvantassel @ gavilan.edu


Assignment sheet: If you sign up for the class and tell me, I can e-mail you the assignment sheet for the class so you can start early, but I will not send you the assignment sheet until you sign up for the class.

Campus web address: http://www.gavilan.edu

The web site is good place to look for a wide variety of information, such as college catalog, course description, phone numbers, etc.


Course welcome page: http://hhh.gavilan.edu/dvantassel/csis06/welcome06.html

Class Hours: The Summer version of this class has normal lectures, Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 4:10 PM. The exact day, hours, and location is in the semester class schedule. But you can also take it in online format since the Web is used to provide homework assignments and collect homework.

Office Hours: Will be announced in class. There are computers available at all 3 sites that you can use for doing homework.


Instructor class description:

This class covers using the construction of web pages using HTML. We will work through much of the assigned textbook.


Student Responsibilities: You need to work on this class several times per week. Read the text. You need spend to several hours EVERY week on this class. If you disappear AND stop working on this class, I may drop you.


Texts & Materials: HTML5 and CSS: Complete by Woods, Course Technology, The bookstore has the new seventh edition: (ISBN 1-133-52612-8). The 6th edition is HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Complete by Shelly & Woods, ISBN 0-538-74745-5. The 5th edition is HTML: Complete Concepts and Techniques, ISBN 1-423-92721-4. The older editions are only available on the Web, from sites like www.amazon.com or www.half.ebay.com

There are three version of this book, which vary in regard to the amount of material the books cover. The versions are Introductory (NOT enough for this class), Complete (used for both CSIS 6 & 7), and Comprehensive (more material than needed). So be careful and do not buy the smaller Introductory version since it does not have enough material for this class. You cannot take this class with out the required textbook since I give you assignments out of the book. You also need a flash drive to save your work each week, especially if you plan to work at home and in the lab. The book is available for very cheap from http://www.amazon.com or http://www.half.com. Or you can use the above supplied ISBN and got to the Web site: http://www.campusbooks.com/ and they will provide a comparison shopping for your textbook.

You can save yourself a lot of wasted time and learn a lot more if you read the textbook. Read the first 2 chapters of the book the first week. You need the textbook the first day of the course, so if you plan to order it using the Internet, you need to do it 2 weeks BEFORE the class starts.

This is a class for beginners, but you will need some basic skills in text editing and operating system use such as opening and saving files. You can probably learn most of the windows basics in the class.

For this Summer class, you need access to a computer several times a week. You can do your work at home on a Macintosh or PC.

Attend class: Do not get behind in the class. The class is accumulative. What you learn this week will be used to do the work next week. If you miss classes you will soon be lost. Plan to miss no classes. Bring your textbook and all handouts to class each meeting.

Grading: This course has Credit/No Credit Option. You will normally get a grade in the class, but if you fill out a Credit/No Credit petition before 1/3 of the class has passed, you can take the class for credit/no credit. Petitions are available at the office or registrar. Please tell me if you do request a Credit/No Credit Option. In order to get a Credit, you need to earn at least a C grade.

If you want or need a good grade because you want to transfer to a 4-year school, are on academic probation, want a scholarship, or just want good grades do the work for a good grade. Donít bother telling me you need a good grade the last week if you have not done the work for a good grade.

Incompletes: I seldom give incompletes and never give them just because you have not done the work. Almost no one ever finishes an Incomplete. Occasionally, people that have been doing the class work have severe family or personal problems and I do give them an Incomplete.

Drops: If you stop attending class, you must fill out a class-drop form or you will get an F grade in the class. This does not do you, the school, or me any good. So if you stop taking the class, drop it at the A&R office.

Special needs: If you have special needs such as hearing problem, visual problems, or other needs, please tell me after class and I will try to assist you.

After all that, this is a fun class. You will learn a lot that will help you in your other classes and help you obtain useful job skills.

I am interested in suggestions about assignments, lectures, material covered.

We are very interested in suggestions for new classes. If you have any classes you would like Gavilan College to consider, give you suggestion to the instructor.

If you are having trouble using the computer for this class, you may want to take CSIS 124 Windows Fundamentals and CSIS 126 Word Processing. Both classes would help you gain the knowledge that we assume you have prior to taking this class.

Thank you for taking the class, and I hope the class is fun and useful.

Next classes: The class you might want to take is CSIS 7 Web Page Authoring II, where we continue on with the same topic. After that we have CSIS 84 JavaScript Programming and CSIS 85 Dreamweaver. JavaScript is used for programming web pages. Dreamweaver is the best web page authoring software, which creates HTML code for you.

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Please feel free to send us your comments and questions.
Send e-mail messages to Dennie Van Tassel at dvantassel @ gavilan.edu
Last revised on May 20, 2014.