Internet Technologies – Fall 2015

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Semester Wrap Up - December 3, 2015

Assignment

Research JavaScript Implementation for Final

Progressive Enhancement and Site Planning - November 24, 2015

Assignment

Complete the planning document and sitemap and submit to me via email before class on Tuesday.

Begin looking for ways you can implement jQuery into your final project. Identify what is it you’d like to do (image gallery, carousel, lazy load etc.) and begin researching what it takes to get it implemented. Your assignment for the weekend will be to get something working you can submit a week from Tuesday.

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Introduction to jQuery - November 19, 2015

Additional Reading and Study – Javascript 101

Read the following Article on Progressive Enhancement. Send me an email (tswallace@ualr.edu) explaining progressive enhancement in your own words. Please discuss why it is important to use progressive enhancement and include a link to another article you found and read relating to the topic. Due before class Tuesday.

Image Optimization - October 29, 2015

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.

Introduction to Fireworks - October 22, 2015

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

Assignment

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! If you’d like you can download a 30 day trial of Fireworks on your own computer so you can work off campus.

Introduction to Fireworks - October 20, 2015

  • Review Positioning Exercises
  • Fireworks Workspace
  • Creating Shapes
  • Working with Typography
  • Cropping and Resizing

Assignment

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! If you’d like you can download a 30 day trial of Fireworks on your own computer so you can work off campus.

Introduction to CSS - October 1, 2015

Assignment

ReadGetting to Know CSS |  Getting to know the  Box Model – This is quiz material.

SOCIS Workshop

Game Development and Digital Art using Unity by Jason Zack – October 1 – EIT 203 – 6:00

Introduction to CSS - September 29, 2015

Assignment

ReadGetting to Know CSS |  Getting to know the  Box Model – This is quiz material.

SOCIS Workshop

Game Development and Digital Art using Unity by Jason Zack – October 1 – EIT 203 – 6:00

Introduction to CSS - September 22, 2015

Assignment

ReadCSS Specificity & Class vs. ID – This is quiz material.

Join us for the 2 Days to Start-up Interest meeting – Tuesday, September 22 at 12:15pm in EIT 322

FTP and HTML5 Structural Elements - September 17, 2015

  • Quiz
  • Using an FTP Client – Filezilla – Tutorial
    • Host:ualr.edu
    • Username: students\username
    • Password: students domain password
    • Port:21 (It should default to this)
  • HTML5 Structural Elements

Assignment

File Managment - September 15, 2015

Assignment

Working with HTML5 - September 10, 2015

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

Introduction to HTML5 - September 1, 2015

 

Introduction to HTML5 - August 27, 2015

Assignment

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

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

Structure, Content, Design, & Behavior - August 25, 2015

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 8-27-15. 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.