Internet Technologies – Spring 2012

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Applied JavaScript - April 17, 2012


Find and complete one jquery tutorial on the web. Upload the finished project to your web space and send me a link to the working example. Finish as homework due Thursday (4.17.12). 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.

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Experimenting with JavaScript - April 10, 2012


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  • In-class assignment – On a blank HTML page implement a JavaScript from Dynamic Drive. Upload to the web and email me the link. Included in the document should be the URL where you got the script and any enhancements you made to the script. Extra credit will be given for any script that have been enhanced from their original format.


Read the following Article on Progressive Enhancement. Send me an email ( 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 Thursday.

Accessibility and finalizing your page template - March 29, 2012


Continue to work on your site design and template. Bring questions to class for Tuesday’s Site building demo.

Class Example

Announcement + Extra Credit

Join the Society for Computing and Information Science tomorrow evening at 6:00pm in the EIT auditorium for a webinar entitled “The How and Why of Responsive Web Design” with Ethan Marcotte. Afterwards we’ll head to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. Hope you can make it.

If you write a short summary of the presentation and submit by next Tuesday you will be eligible for up to 10 points of extra credit.


CSS Positioning Review – Building Graphics with Fireworks - March 15, 2012


Create Banner image for your portfolio website in Fireworks. Image should be as wide as your container div and between 80px and 200px tall and less than 40kb in size. Emailed before class the Tuesday following Spring Break.

Working with Paths in Fireworks - March 8, 2012

Your assignment for this session is to 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 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!

In Class Lab – Introduction to CSS - February 21, 2012

Please read through the following tutorials in preparation for our work with CSS on Thursday. We will move quickly through the content covered in the following write ups so I expect you to come to class with a good grasp of what is covered within the tutorials below.

CSS Basic

CSS Box Model

Note: I have your quiz grades which I will return to you in class on Thursday. I will have your html assignment graded and returned to you prior to class next Tuesday.

See you on Thursday.

Introduction to Dreamweaver - February 14, 2012


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.
Emailed to on 9.19.11 (Monday)
Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

Getting Started - January 24, 2012


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 ( no later than 1-26-12. 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.