You will quickly discover, if you don't already know, that the technical
aspects of making a basic web page are fairly easy to master. However,
like most things in life, designing for the web can take place on
many levels of sophistication. This course is constructed to help
you expand your abilities to combine communicative, rhetorical,
and visual knowledge with an understanding of navigation, content
organization, and the common conventions of the web.
this course we will be working toward developing and designing web
sites that thoughtfully engage audiences through both their aesthetic
and technological approach. While we will spend some time working
with HTML, grapic, and animation applications, this is not a course
in software or programming. Instead, we will focus on developing
strategies for creating web sites that invite and encourage users
to interact with our sites and their content.
Williams Web Design Workshop. by John Tollet, Robin Williams,
& David Rohr, Peachpit Press, 2002.
zip-disk for saving and backing up your work
to Peachpit Press's Visual
Quickstart Online Library. While you may want to purchase
print versions of some of the handy, well-written, and easy to
use Visual Quickstart Guides, this online subscription
gives you access to nearly 2 dozen web, graphics, animation, and
programming books. The subscription price of $24.95 for 6 months
may well be worth the price.
Information & Office Hours
& Phone: Walker 146, 487-3275
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1-2 & by appointment (people
who get A's in class make frequent use of these hours)
Contact: I will often also be available in the lab. Most of the
time I will be willing to answer questions or help you with your
work. However, please ask rather than assume that I have the time
to help. As a graduate student I also have work to do and may
not be there to work with others.