week by week
date work

Tuesday,

January 25

Discussion: Housekeeping & Introductions

Practicum: Structuring a Document

Tuesday,

February 2

Reading: Working with XHTML & CSS

  • Charles Wyke-Smith, Stylin’ with CSS (recommended)
  • Adobe Team, DW Classroom in a Book

Internet Visits: CSS Tutorials, Templates & Tools

Practicum: Standards-Based/CSS Design

BLOG URL DUE

Tuesday,

February 8

Reading: Typography 1

  • Robin Williams, Non-Designers Book, Ch. 12

Internet Visits: Typography

Practicum: The Problem of the Footnote

CSS PAGE DUE

Tuesday,

February 15

Internet Visit: Typography 2

Practicum: More Standards-Based/CSS Design

Tuesday,

February 22

Presentations: Type Assignments

TYPE ASSIGNMENT DUE

Friday,

February 19

LAST DAY TO DROP

Tuesday,

March 1

Reading: Color

  • Edward Tufte, Visual Explanations
  • Robin Williams, Non-Designers Web Book, Ch. 9

Internet Visits: Color

Practicum: Photoshop/Colorizing

Tuesday,

March 8

Reading: Design

  • Katrin Eismann, Photoshop Restoration and Retouching
  • Robin Williams, Non-Designers Web Book, Ch. 10–11

Internet Visits: Useful Image Techniques

Practicum: Photoshop/Engravings

Tuesday,

March 16

NO CLASS (Spring Break)

Tuesday,

March 22

Presentations: Image Assignments

IMAGE ASSIGNMENT DUE

Tuesday,

March 29

Internet Visits: Accessibility

Practicum: Photoshop/Advanced Stuff

Tuesday,

April 5

Reading: Information Architecture

  • Steve Krug, Don’t Make Me Think
  • Robin Williams, Non-Designers Web Book, Ch. 6–8

Internet Visits: Design

Tuesday,

April 12

Internet Visits: Interactivity

Practicum: Interactivity Tools

Tuesday,

April 19

Presentations: Design Assignments

DESIGN ASSIGNMENT DUE

Tuesday,

April 26

Presentations: Web Projects

INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS DUE (preliminary)

Tuesday,

May 3

Presentations: Web Projects

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT DUE (preliminary)

Tuesday,

May 11

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT DUE (final)

SELF-EVALUATION DUE