VHS Catalog 12-13

Course Title:
Web Design - Advanced Section SO
Course Code:
Technology/Tech Ed.
Grade Level:
07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
15 weeks
Prerequisites: Access to e-mail and not restricted from downloading/uploading files. Basic Technology Skills (knowledge of how to use a web browser, how to organize files and folders on a computer and having prior computer experience is also a must). Basic Web design skills (What HTML is, how to create a simple page with text, graphics and hyperlinks, no additional knowledge is needed, we start at an intermediate level).
MediaKit: NO MEDIAKIT IS PROVIDED - We will use the KompoZer web editing program. It is free of charge and students need to be able to download and install this software on computers during WEEK 1 - http://www.kompozer.net/
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):

So you know a little about designing web pages. Maybe you tried to create a personal web page for yourself. You have a friend, family member or even a business prospect asking you to create a web site. Perhaps you took a beginning course on web design and want to know more. You know some basics about putting a page together, but now you want to fill in the blanks and take the next step.

Well look no further! In this course, you will learn how to take a basic page and apply intermediate and advanced techniques in setting up a professional looking web site. Online tutorials will guide you in the creation of a website that you create about a topic or research question of your choice. You will also learn how to upload your site to the Internet by using free web hosting companies.

This course also reviews the topics and tools most important to a web developer: searching the Internet, information and web site validity, web site accessibility for all, multimedia, layout and design and more. We will each week look at a web design skill or topic and also a web tool important to developers.

In the process, you will make friends and work cooperatively with others students from around the world in the creation of a team website that you design, create and upload together.

Access to a computer and the Internet outside of your school class time is very helpful. You will need the program KompoZer (works on both PC and Macs) on your computer, as well as a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox to preview the web pages you create.

Access to a web host and ability to upload files: IMPORTANT Do not sign up for this course if you do not have access to a computer and/or network drive that you can store files in and work on during the class. Your school will need to allow you to upload .html files you create to free webhosts on the Internet for viewing and grading by the teacher, or you need your own host that your school allows you to upload to.

Some schools Internet filtering devices and Acceptable User Policies do not allow students to upload web pages and view certain websites. Check to make sure that your school allows you to upload and view these types of websites BEFORE signing up for this class.

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

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This catalog description was last modified on 08/09/2012

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