Thomas Wallace

Lectures and Resources

IT Diamond

Spring 2018 | ITEC 3650

Introduction to JavaScript

  • Project Show and Tell
  • Individual project discussion

HTML5 Boilerplate

Introduction to JavaScript

Assignment

Complete Getting Started with programming at Codecademy. Send me a a screenshot of the completion page. I recommend creating an account so you can save your progress and completion other modules in the future.

For those of you interested in taking a deeper dive check out this free book on the topic – https://eloquentjavascript.net/3rd_edition/

Site Planning and Interviewing Clients

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 next week.

Due Thursday (2/15) – Create a blog post on the Dragon/Segway project. Include the site URL, Feedback you received,  How you improved/fixed your site based-on what your reviewers recommended. There should also be a working version of a contact form implemented. If the contact form doesn’t work into your site design feel free to place it on a standalone page.

Web Forms

Assignment

  1. Implement a contact form solution on your Dragon Project. If necessary create a contact page. Try to integrate the form with your site design as much as possible.
  2. Due Thursday (2/15) – Create a blog post on the Dragon project. Include the site URL, Feedback you received,  How you improved/fixed your site based-on what your reviewers recommended. There should also be a working version of a contact form implemented.

Site Feedback

Solicit feedback from a classmate regarding the design and implementation of your Dragon/Segway Project. I’d like you to spend the next week incorporating the suggestions from this critique into your project. When critiquing others keep in mind that we are all at different places skill-wise. Be constructive in your criticism and remember to also include what you like as well.

 

Assignment

Due next Tuesday 2/13 – Email me the final implementation of your Dragon/Segway project. In a blog post, I’d like to hear about your experience working on this project. What did you do well? What would you do differently? I’d also like you to reflect on the feedback session with your classmates. What did you improve based-on what your reviewers recommended? There should also be a working version of a contact form implemented (Will cover on Thursday).

Bringing it All Together

Individual Web Project

Choose one of the two micro-site projects and submit url to me by February 5, 2018.

Starter HTML

SpaceX Dragon

Segway Centaur

Assignment

Begin work on the Micro-site project of your choice. We will work on these projects in a lab environment next week. Please be prepared to ask questions.

Please read the following article on image optimization and write a short blog post discussing three takeaways from the article.

Image Creation and Optimization

Assignment

Create a banner image to insert into the header of your prototype document. Using the technique covered in class, insert the image you created and optimized, into the document. Please email me a copy of the optimized header image you created. Bring questions to class on Thursday.

IT Diamond Semester Preview

  • Review Syllabus
  • Verify VM Access
  • Verify Cloud9 Access – Make sure you have your HTML/CSS work from last semester available for Tuesday’s Session
  • Review Gravit

Assignment

Get organized for the upcoming semester. Be prepared to jump back into CSS and design on Tuesday.