Internet Technologies – Spring 2017

To view lecture notes for a given lesson follow the links below. Lecture notes will be added the day of each lecture. Assignments will be listed for each section. Assignments are due before class.

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Introduction to JavaScript - April 17, 2017

Assignment

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 Wednesday.

Creating Site Imagery - March 27, 2017

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 Wednesday. 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.

Working with Photography - March 15, 2017

Working with Photography

Image Optimization

Assignment

Email me the completed optimized samples of the images you created in class. Due when we return from Spring Break.

Positioning Lab Review – Introduction to Graphic Design Tools - March 8, 2017

  • 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 on Monday, March 27, 2017. 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.

Web IDE’s and Validation - February 13, 2017

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.
  • Upload to the server and send me the url. Send to tswallace@ualr.edu and mxkumar1@ualr.edu  before 2.20.17.
  • Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

Introduction to HTML5 - February 8, 2017

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 - January 30, 2017

Introduction to HTML5 - January 25, 2017

Assignment

Read (Quiz Material) Introduction to HTML

Introduction to HTML5 - January 23, 2017

Assignment

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

Read (Quiz Material) Introduction to HTML

Structure, Content, Design, & Behavior - January 18, 2017

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) and  Manoj (mxkumar1@ualr.edu) no later than 1-23-17. 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.