Introduction to CSS

Assignment

Style your prototype HTML Document from top to bottom. Upload the file to your web space and send the URL to tswallace@ualr.edu before class on Tuesday.

If you haven’t already, please read the following article on CSS Positioning and be prepared to complete an in class lab assignment on Monday.

HTML5 Semantics

Working with HTML5 Boilerplate

Leveraging HTML5 Semantic Elements

Adding ARIA Roles for Accessibility

Adding Browser Support

Development and Debugging Tools

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.

Assignment

Read the following article on Microdata

Building a Responsive Resume

Assignment

Complete the mobile first styling of you resume. I’d like you design to reflect your own taste and not replicate what we did in class. Please read the following Article and be prepared apply the concepts included within to your work in lab on Tuesday. Next Week you will have a lab in which you add a desktop view to your site using media queries.

Introduction to CSS

Assignment

Finish styling your sample html document. Make sure that you have styles to provide the page layout and visual design (typography and color). Really experiment with the different properties and their values. I don’t expect this to be beautiful, but I do want you to see what you come up with. Please be prepared to share this with me in class on Monday.

Adaptive Web Design

For today’s out of class assignment, I’d like you to watch the video below and then share with me via email 5 takeaways (ideas, technical concepts, techniques). You should be able to complete this assignment in the time allotted to class. Please be thoughtful in your responses and be prepared to discuss on Thursday. I also encourage you to check out some of the additional content on the speakers web site. (http://bradfrostweb.com/blog/)

Beyond Media Queries: An Anatomy of an Adaptive Web Experience from marc thiele on Vimeo.

HTML5 – Structural Elements and Text Level Semantics

Site Planning

Out with the old in with the new

Working with HTML5 Boilerplate

Leveraging HTML5 Semantic Elements

Adding Browser Support

Assignment

Watch the HTML5 Boilerplate Video | Download the Files (If you haven’t done so already) Review the HTML and CSS Documentation while looking through the boilerplate files. Be prepared to discuss on Thursday.

Grid-Based Design

Files

Clearfix

Assignment

Read Chapter 4 in Responsive Design / Experiment implementing your own grid on the example html we worked with in class. Try using one of the grid-generators we examined in class. Be prepared to review in class on Thursday.

Working with FTP

  • Using an FTP Client – Filezilla – Tutorial
    • Host:ualr.edu
    • Username: students\username
    • Password: students domain password
    • Port:21 (It should default to this)

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 2.17.14.
  • Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

Segway Project Lab

Over the course of the last few days, I have spoken with several of you that are having issues with this project. Before moving on to more complex topics, I’d like to spend today. Working with each of you individually on this project. I have have pushed back the submission date to Thursday.

HTML5 Microdata

  • Review Homework Reading.

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. Be prepared to discuss in class on Thursday. Submit the url of the completed resume prior to class on Thursday. We will continue to build of of this assignment in the coming weeks. Failure to complete could impact your ability to complete those assignments.

File Management and 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 2.17.14.
  • Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

Transitioning to HTML5

Today’s Codecast

Out with the old in with the new

Adding Browser Support

After the Transition

Development and Debugging Tools

Prepping a Document for Mobile

Putting it all together…

Assignment

Work through the following article – The Webkit Inspector

Be prepared to discuss and perhaps demo something you learned. Don’t feel intimidated if you you do not understand every little bit of the article. Becoming familiar with this tools will greatly increase your productivity and ability to identify and troubleshoot problems.

What’s 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

Creating Imagery in Fireworks

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 Tuesday. 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 file to class.

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 1-27-13. 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 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 Tuesday. 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!