The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the methods and techniques of developing a simple to moderately complex web site. Using the standard web page language XHTML, students will be instructed on creating and maintaining a simple web site. After the foundation language of XHTML as well as some dynamic XHTML has been established, the aid of an Internet editor, specifically Dreamweaver, will be introduced. To further enhance the web sites a second language, Java Script, will be included. Finally, web site design & layout techniques as well as basic search engine analysis will be added to enhance the students practical design skills.
Prerequisites: CS110 or CS 131 or permission of the instructor.
The course will be divided into 4 primary topics.
XHTML with some dynamic XHTML concepts as well.
Web site maintenance with Dreamweaver
Web site layout and design techniques & Internet search engine analysis.
LOCATION: 5505 SENSQ
TIME: T & H 4pm to 5:15
INSTRUCTOR: S. K. Chang
Office: 6101 Sennott Square
Office Hours: 5:15pm to 6pm TuTh
Larry Randles Lagerstrom
Note - You will need to purchase AT LEAST 3 - CD-R rewritable disks for this class. The lab has a CD writer that we will be using to save your work.
You will also need a Pitt Network account.
20% mid term
20% Labs/Class work
20% Homework and Final Project
Late Policy: Unless stated otherwise, all assignments are due at the beginning of class. For each day that an assignment is late 10% of the total possible points will be deducted from the grade.
Extensions: Extension will only be granted before an assignment is due and only under extraordinary circumstances.
Quizzes: There will be three announced quizzes. The date of the quizzes will be given in class and posted to the class web site at least one week ahead of time. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped, and the remaining quiz scores will be added together to get the quiz portion of your grade for the class. There will be no makeup quizzes. If you miss a quiz, that quiz grade is the one that will be dropped.
Exams: There is a midterm and a final exam scheduled for this class. Both exams will be in-class, half written and half application. No makeup exams will be offered unless you have a documented medical excuse. PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING ONE OF YOUR NEW CD-R DISKS TO BOTH EXAMS!!!!!
Lab grading: Labs will be worth 20 points for each completed. While some labs may be challenging, most will be very basic and an easy way to pick up points. There will be NO makeup labs!
Special circumstances. If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the Office of Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union, (412-648-7890/TTY:412-383-7355) as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
- CELL PHONES! PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR CELL PHONE RINGER ON. CELL PHONES DO HAVE A VIBRATE MODE THAT WILL QUIETLY ALERT YOU OF AN INCOMING CALL WITHOUT DISTURBING YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES. IF YOU NEED TO ANSWER A CALL DO NOT ANSWER IT IN THE CLASSROOM. PLEASE GO OUT INTO THE HALL TO ANSWER YOUR CALLS!!!
- You should check the class web site (http://www.cs.pitt.edu/~chang/134) regularly for announcements regarding class and assignments.
- If you are absent from a lecture, you are responsible for learning what was covered, and obtaining any notes or handouts given in class. All class handouts are available on the class website unless stated otherwise.
- It is usually better to e-mail me rather than call because I am always around a computer but not always my phone.