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Course Title:
Web Design - Basics Section TA
Course Code:
Technology/Tech Ed.
Grade Level:
07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
15 weeks
Intermediate computer skills
No materials will be sent to the school. The student’s school will be responsible for downloading and providing a variety of software which will include, but is not limited to, Kompozer (web authoring software which will be used for the entire course), Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Skype, a free Web Site Host, a school provided OR free graphics program, a school provided OR free gif animation program, audio and video utilization and the ability to scan.
Additional Requirements:
Accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor
(see additional details below):

Through collaborative and individual activities, you will gain historical background, explore the current status of web design, and take a peek into what the future holds. You'll examine the relationships between goals, audience, content, and function of web sites. You will learn how to effectively plan both basic and advanced design elements, including typography, graphics, audio, video, and animation, in order to develop a web site that appeals to both client and audience alike. You will learn to work with a client, solicit feedback from your audience, and respond to suggestions from many spheres.

This course will explore artistic and functional principles of design, the development process, working with a client, and the technical development of a final web product. The skills you develop in this course will expand your understanding of the World Wide Web and its many elements. This course takes a wide perspective and should not be confused with courses that focus on learning to use specific web page authoring software.

*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*

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