Geolocation

Assignment

Site Prototyping & HTML5 Video and Audio

Assignment

Provide a working example of both an Audio and Video implementation using HTML5. This should be cross browser and work in IE 9 as well as modern browsers. Be prepared to discuss the implementation in class on Thursday. Included on the page should be the url of technique you used and a list of browsers and devices you were able to support.

For next Tuesday please have wireframe of your your final project ready. We will do a rapid prototyping exercise in class using the Bootstrap framework.

Site Planning and Prototyping

Assignment

I’d like you to come up with and idea for a final project responsive web site. I’d like this project to incorporate the the use of responsive design practices and utilize some of the new html5 api’s. This can be for a fictitious client or a real world client or project. Be creative. Pick something you are interested in learning more about. I’d like you to write a paragraph or two explaining the project and what you hope to accomplish/learn by completing the project. In addition I’d like you to create a preliminary sitemap for your site and complete the client questionnaire.

Please email this to me before class on the Tuesday. Be prepared to discuss your idea in class.

Responsive Resume Lab

I’d like you spend today’s lab building out a desktop view to the mobile resume we created in class. If you need help in creating the proper media queries make sure to reference this article. This assignment is graded and should be submitted to me by Friday  so I can look it over prior to class on Tuesday after Spring Break. Please send the url to the project and remember to make this your own. It doesn’t need to look exactly like the initial resume we built. Personalize it. This might be someones first impression of you.

Understanding Media Queries

Assignment

Begin the mobile first styling of you resume using this module for guidance. 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.

The Flexible Grid

Reading Discussion

  • Class Feedback

Grid-Based Design

The Flexible Grid

Assignment

Read Chapter 3
Create your own grid based page using the sample html we generated in class. You should use different dimensions and gutters for this assignment. Use the approach we covered in class to make sure you understand the process. Please upload the assignment to your web space in a directory on your web space and send me the url. If you need a bit of help here is the general workflow…

  • Create directory structure and base html
  • Generate a Grid
  • Implement grid on the sample html file using pixels
  • Convert to percentage-based grid
  • Publish

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 Tuesday. 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.

Microdata Wrap and Grid-Based Design

Grid-Based Design

Files

Clearfix

Assignment

Read Chapter 2  – Responsive Web Design:  The Flexible Grid

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 Tuesday.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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

Final Project Lab and Q&A

Assignment

Be prepared to present you final project on Tuesday. You can review the presentation guidelines here. I will randomly generate presentation order before class on Tuesday.

 

HTML5 Video and Audio

Assignment

Provide a working example of both an Audio and Video implementation using HTML5. This should be cross browser and work in IE 9 as well as modern browsers. Be prepared to discuss the implementation in class on Tuesday. Included on the page should be the url of technique you used and a list of browsers and devices you were able to support.

Site Planning and Prototyping

Assignment

Refine your site concept and create a preliminary sitemap for the site/app using a service discover in class. Experiment with one of the prototyping tools we discussed in class and build a prototype of the mobile view of your new site. This only needs to an outline.

Use Kuler or a similar tool to generate a color scheme for your web site. You should make note of the hexadecimal color values of your scheme. If you need more information check out the following post on deciding on good colors.

Submit the sitemap and color swatches to me via email by Thursday. You should have a wireframe of the homepage in both desktop and mobile views by next Tuesday.