Web IDE’s and Introduction to CSS

Assignment

ReadCSS Specificity & Class vs. ID. Be prepared for a quiz covering readings from the last several weeks.

HTML5 Microdata

Putting it all together…

Microdata

In-class Lab – Please Complete the following Tutorial and submit your online Resume to me via Email.

Note: If you are uncomfortable with sharing any personal information with me  (or Google!) feel free use fictitious information. You may skips steps 8-10 if you’d like.

For more information on the subject check out the following resources

The goal of this exercise is familiarize you with the proposed Microdata Spec and to get your brain wrapped around its use. Don’t spend too much time playing with the CSS. We are going to restyle the resume in coming exercises.  Be prepared to discuss in class on Tuesday. Submit the url of the completed resume prior to class on Tuesday. We will continue to build of of this assignment in the coming weeks. Failure to complete could impact your ability to complete those assignments.

Publishing to the Web

Assignment

  • Create and Validate a prototype HTML document that includes examples of all HTML elements covered thus far. For a list of requirements view this page.
  • You can email the html document to me or for additional credit upload to the server and send me the url. Send to tswallace@ualr.edu before 2.16.15.
  • Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

HTML5 Structural Elements and ARIA Roles

Today’s Codecast

Adding Browser Support

Making it Accessible

Development and Debugging Tools

Prepping a Document for Mobile

Putting it all together…

Microdata

Assignment

Read the following articles in preparation for the class exercise on Thursday.

Working with HTML5

Assignment

Read the following resource as a review. We’ll have a quiz next week over all of the reading and discussion so far. – Getting to know HTML

Bringing it all Together

Segway Project

Assignment

  1. Begin work on the Segway Project
  2. Optimize and post to your blog the Clone Stamp and Marquee Tool exercise images we worked on in class last week. Please describe the techniques you used in the exercise.
  3. Email me an optimized version of your header graphic you created in class.

Image Optimization

Assignment

Please read the following article on image optimization and write a shot blog post discussing three takeaways from the article.

Review the HTML & CSS concepts covered last semester and bring questions/need for clarification to class on Thursday. We’ll begin a web design project on Thursday. If you need some review this site covers a good chunk of what we discussed last semester.

Getting to know the Web Inspector – Out of class activity

Work through the following article – The Webkit Inspector

Be prepared to discuss and perhaps demo something you learned on Tuesday. Don’t feel intimidated if you you do not understand all of the information covered in the article. Becoming familiar with this tool will greatly increase your productivity and ability to identify and troubleshoot problems.

 

 

Introduction to HTML5

Assignment

Create a Codepen Account and experiment with it’s features.

Read Semantic XHTML (Quiz Material) & Read Chapter 2.

Creating Imagery for your Site

Assignment

Create Banner image for your sample page in Fireworks. The image should be as wide as your container div and between 80px and 200px tall and less than 40kb in size. Emailed tswallace@ualr.edu before class on the Thursday. Have fun with this. You can make an image for anything. It could be a company, an event, a hobby etc. I’d like to see the following elements present in your design. Typographical Element, some sort of photographic element or vector artwork, and a consistent color scheme (Try Kuler).

Next class I’ll show you how to integrate this image into your template page properly. Please bring the optimized file to class.

What is new in HTML5?

In Class Assignment

Visit 10 Websites / Services you frequent. For each you should provide me with the site url, declared doctype, and a list of linked resources with the relationships. Only include the relationship information for elements we have not discussed. I’d like for you to discover as many new relationship types as possible. There is no need to list all relationship attributes for the site, only ones that are new to you. Once completed select one of the new relationship types and provide me with an explanation of its purpose.

Please email this assignment to me prior to class on Thursday.

Homework Reading

Structure, Content, Design & Behavior

Assignment

Evaluate your favorite web site based on our discussion of Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior. This is a written assignment that should be emailed to me (tswallace@ualr.edu) no later than 1-28-15. Make sure you discuss the following elements: Site URL, An assessment of the Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior of the site, Things you like about the site, Things you would change.

Introduction Fireworks

My Reading List – Import into a reader of your choice. I use Feedly
Thomas Wallace Reading List (Right-click save as or import via URL)

Woking with Photography

Image Optimization

Assignment

Post optimized samples of the images you created to your blog with an explanation of the tools and approach you used.

Introduction to Fireworks

  • Fireworks Workspace
  • Creating Shapes
  • Working with Typography
  • Cropping and Resizing

Complete the following tutorials and submit the folder icon you create in the 3rd tutorial.

You should email this icon to me before class on Thursday. Late submissions will not be accepted. I do not expect you to perfectly replicate the icon in the tutorial but I would like to see a solid effort from each of you. This is a challenging assignment so I encourage you to not wait until the night before it is due. Good Luck!

My Reading List – Import into a reader of your choice. I use Feedly
Thomas Wallace Reading List (Right-click save as or import via URL)

Introduction to Fireworks

  • Fireworks Workspace
  • Creating Shapes
  • Working with Typography
  • Cropping and Resizing

Complete the following tutorials and submit the folder icon you create in the 3rd tutorial.

You should email this icon to me before class next Thursday. Late submissions will not be accepted. I do not expect you to perfectly replicate the icon in the tutorial but I would like to see a solid effort from each of you. This is a challenging assignment so I encourage you to not wait until the night before it is due. Good Luck!

jQuery Lab

Assignment

Find a jQuery tutorial/technique  on the web. When evaluating the script make sure that the page is still usable without Javascript enabled. You should pick something that can be integrated into your current site to meet the above mastery requirement. Submit the URL to me via email of the working script. Due Thursday.

Some examples to get you started…