Web Design I: Dreamweaver
Basic and intermediate principles of designing Web pages/sites using the Dreamweaver web design software and HTML. Emphasis will be on good design and the use of tables, frames, forms, rollovers, DHTML, XHTML, behaviors, and CSS. Also includes site maintenance and the integration of multimedia components such as graphics, sound, animation, and video. This course is for the content person to design, develop, and maintain effective Web sites. This course is also listed as CSIS 85 and DM 85. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. May be repeated twice for credit.
ADVISORY: CSIS 6 or basic knowledge of HTML.
Class starts on August 26th and ends on December 21st, 2013.
When you login, you will only be able to see the index page of our distance education program until the course opens on August 26 at 8am. This course is taught entirely online.
Objectives of Course
- Students will be able to use various techniques using Dreamweaver, CSS and HTML in designing a website including the use of tables, frames, lists, and graphics.
- Students will know how to make a web page access- friendly.
- Students will be able create a functional website with good design principles that contains at least 6 pages that demonstrate the use of tables, frames, lists, graphics, rollovers, and links.
- Students will be able to upload (publish) the website that has been designed in order for it to be viewed by others.
- Discussion board assignments
- Practice demonstration exercises
- Group work
- A final website project
90-100% = A
81-89% = B
71-79% = C
60-69% = D
Under 60% = F
Important Course Information
Students will be required to complete assigned readings, online forum discussions, lessons, and demonstrations each week. The practice demonstrations and lessons each week will contribute to building the final project. Therefore it is imperative to check in regularly through out the week and complete each weeks assignments. If you miss one, you may miss an important and required element for your final project.
Students are expected to know how to save files, copy and paste text, change file formats, send and receive email and attachments, and navigate the internet.
Students are responsible for their computer use and accessibility. Should your computer fail you are required to seek alternative computer use through a Gavilan College computer lab, or other viable source. computer problems are not legitimate reasons for not getting work turned in on time. Allow yourself plenty of time to get the work done well ahead of any deadline.
There will be weekly due dates, but students may log on to complete work at any time during the week.
We will be using version CS6
UPDATE! Newer book available! See info below:
Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS6 Illustrated, 1st Edition
If you have already purchased the older book that's fine. We'll make it work!
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 - Illustrated Series by Sherry Bishop pub. Cenage Learning
ISBN-13: 978-0-538-47869-4 or ISBN-10: 0-538-47869-1
Available at the Gavilan College bookstore or at other bookstores as well.
Suggested book (not required): Basics of Web Design HTML5 & CSS3 by Terry Felke-Morris
Having access to the program Dreamweaver is required.
There are 3 different ways to accomplish this:
- Purchase your own copy. You can go through our bookstore for a student discount. Check out the link here: Purchase Dreamweaver
- We have 2 computer labs on campus that have Dreamweaver available.
- The Business computer lab
- The Digital Media Lab (Macs)
- Off campus sites with Dreamweaver in labs include Morgan Hill and Hollister.
- NOT RECOMMENDED as this is completely untested . However, Adobe is changing the way they offer software and you may be able to access a membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud that will provide access to Dreamweaver. If you wouldl ike to investigate this on your own, as long as you have access to the DREAMWEAVER software, feel free to so so.
The college policy on attendance, as stated in the catalog is:
"students missing one more class hour than the unit value for a particular course, without making prior arrangements may, at the instructor's option, be dropped without possibility of credit."
Since this is an online course, and we don't have meeting times, the onus is on you. You'll have to show up in the class and finish the assignments and project and quizzes in order to get a decent grade. I strongly encourage you to keep up with the assignments each week.
We are learning a lot of different concepts that build on one another and it is very difficult to catch up if you fall behind.
ADA Accommodation Statement
Student Honesty Policy Reference Statement
"Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal."