You will learn the basics of web design principles, digital media options, web design language (HTML), Internet uses and processes, design considerations, the impact of target market demographics, deliverables, and multiple software packages. Courses such as this can provide the skills and motivation for you to successfully complete college programs in one of several business areas. The primary purpose of this type of multi-media graphics education is to provide instruction for and about e-commerce and Internet communications through the use of Web Page Design.
This is a repeatable course with progressive levels through Novice (this first level), Intermediate, and Advanced levels. You can turn this series of courses into a full Career Pathway as first an introductory, then a Concentration, and finally a Capstone course.As an AME Course: From CALPADS: Introduction to Graphic Design
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of digital design, tools, processes and systems common to careers in graphic arts and digital production. Exploration topics include printing enterprise, art and copy preparation, graphic design, image generation and assembly, production photography, graphic reproduction operations, binding and/or finishing related to digital imaging, printing, and digital production. This course serves as an introductory course to a variety of AME Pathways including, Graphic Arts, Professional, Photography, Animation, and Game Design.
As an ITC Course: From CALPADS: Introduction to Web and Social Media Programming and Design
This course will introduce students to the integration of various media into programming assignments including Web assignments. Students will also be introduced to the basic design elements used in interactive media. Other topics include encoding methods, using media design and editing software, animation and drawing software as well as image editors and three-dimensional design. Online content delivery process will be outlined as well as establishing online presence and e-commerce capabilities and Web security. Simple coding assignments using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets are used to teach basic Web design including the use of images, hyperlinks, tables, forms, video and audio.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Advertising and Promotions Managers||11-2011.00|
|Advertising Sales Agents||41-3011.00|
|Multi-Media Artists and Animators||27-1014.00|
|15-0000||Computer and Mathematical Occupations|
|15-1090||Miscellaneous Computer Specialists|
|15-1099.00||Computer Specialists, All Other|
Upon completion of the Web Page Design course, the student will be able to:
You will be using mostly on-line learning sites and teacher developed materials as indicated in each Unit/Lesson.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT And/or Software:
ESSENTIAL ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT And/Or Software:
DESIREABLE EQUIPMENT And/Or Software:
The Internet and the World Wide Web are two different entities within the universal communications system. There is a dif ference between the infrastructure and the software management systems. Students will learn to identify those differences, define each system and demonstrate their new expertise by conducting an online research project based on a predetermined topic. Students will also be provided a history/timeline of the world wide internet from its inception to applications in current day society as part of this unit. Finally, students will work in small groups to write a report on their findings, using PowerPoint as their delivery tool, and make their findings public posting their work in a public location (in the room) and making an oral presentation.
In many projects students will gather, manipulate, and create images and websites. This unit emphasizes the social responsibility students have to each other and their audience to help them build good practices as they take these skills to future programs and jobs. As students research content online, they must continually consider and evaluate content bias, currency, and source corroborating.
This unit emphasizes the need to gain permission to use graphics, images, video, and audio produced by others and to copyright their own original work.
There are two components to this unit:
This unit provides an overview of copyright protection -- what it is, how you get it, and what your rights are after you have it. Specifically, you learn why although media files and text are publicly available on the Internet, they are not necessarily free to use at will. You will also discover the specifics of copyright protection, the types of work that are afforded protection, and the rights you have as a copyright holder. You also gain an understanding of what is means for a work to be in the public domain and how to find works you can use in your own projects. (Waxer & Baum)
This unit examines copyright infringement (the unauthorized use of a copyright-protected work without permission). How you feel about copyright infringement often depends on which role you play in the infringement scenario -- the person who holds the copyright to a work, or the one who wants to use it. If the work is downloadable from the Internet, the variables are even more complex; tools such as file-sharing software make potential infringement even easier, so deciding whether an dhow you can use the work can be more difficult. To be an informed and empowered decision maker, you need to understand what constitutes infringement how to seek permission to use a copyrighted work, and also how to apply the fair use doctrine. (Waxer & Baum)Classroom6 Hours
The lessons in this unit will enable web page design students to apply art-design principles and theories in the construction and layout of a web page.
What is Boolean Logic and how does it relate to network searches?
Surfing the Internet and its using its tools as a responsible and courteous user, In this unit, students learn about the rules and social conventions of using the net and its tools, along with Internet Netiquette in a variety of settings.
Students will investigate a variety of web based resources in order to determine the purpose, construction and history of blogging. A wiki is an easy to use a webpage that anyone can edit.
Included in this unit is the PBL Project, Monetizing Your Wordpress Website. Students will have the skills needed to identify proper content writing and images for their blogs. Students will be able to create ads and affiliate offers needed to monitize their blog. Students will also be able to identify paid traffic sources and how drive traffic to their websites.
Good to excellent file management is a MUST in this class and in any type of computer technology. It is especially important in web page design. In fact, effective file management is one of the MOST important components of successful web page design and display on the Internet.
In this unit you will learn the importance of, and strategies for effective file management. Then you will demonstrate your skills by creating a file management tree and moving existing files into that tree, making certain that files are placed in the correct folders.
Hypertext Markup Language & Cascading Style Sheets
This is the mechanics of making a web page. The student will learn how to create basic HTML elements of a web page, create it using basic text editing software, and viewing it in an Internet Browser. HTML is a scripting language and it comprises four primary elements or concepts:
HTML is primarily concerned with 2 things: CONTENT (the words and images in the page) and INSTRUCTIONS for the browser (tags that command the browser).
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) provide a way for you to apply styles - such as fonts, font sizes, borders, and colors - to HTML and other on-line documents. CSS is important to web page designers because it allows them to separate content and format.
The first component of any web site development process is the planning stages. There are a variety of components that may seem like busy work but are actually very important foundation components for the whole project. You will learn how to develop and effective and productive web page and the necessary skills and procedures necessary to achieve that end. Included are design elements, structural aspects, target audiences, goals and intended visitor outcomes, as well as strategies to make your site as user-friendly as possible.
This unit will focus on web page planning, basic design, and layout of uploading images to web pages created by the student. Students will learn how to showcase their previous work when applying for a job. The instructor introduces the concepts of review and redesign. Students then are introduced to drawing and editing tools such as the Line, Rectangle, Pen and Text Tools.
Students learn the initial design concepts necessary when beginning a web site that results in an effective and productive multimedia site. They cover the six features that set technology apart from all other communication technologies, a little about Source Code, rules of multimedia design, and a variety of other design concepts.
Adobe® Dreamweaver® software enables students to develop with PHP-based content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal; design with powerful CSS inspection tools; and test your web pages across browsers with Adobe BrowserLab, a new Adobe CS Live online service.* CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time.
You will be creating a web site of your own design. You will select any club, class, or activity taking place at your high school. That selection will be the topic for your site. You are fully responsible for completing all necessary research, gathering and/or taking photographs and illustrations, writing the text, and composing an informative and interesting site about your chosen topic.
Adding interactivity to a website will increase user engagement and help users retain the information that they learn in the process. Activities in these lesson plan will help students think about the information they are presenting in a new way. Websites are no longer just informational, but can enhance the learning experience by engaging the user with interactive design. Students will to present the information triggering multiple senses for higher retention of the information presented. Included are design and technical aspects, goals and intended visitor outcomes.
Students will design an interactive activity by evaluating and organizing the content of an informational web page. They will use other students in the class to test the impact of the activity.
Students will be shown how to publish their actual web content (web pages, folders, css files, images, other media, etc.) to a web hosting service of their choice. The students will choose a unique yet descriptive Domain Name for their site using a "whois" search and other tools to determine a unique domain name not taken yet on the Internet. Then they will search for an appropriate web hosting service on-line. The students will be posting actual web pages of a business for which they have produced a professional business web site. Students will join with their business partner and have them purchase the domain name and hosting service. Students will then publish web content to the service using Dreamweaver site commands for both the local and remote folders.
The lessons in this unit will be used to create a complete employment portfolio. Jobs,work habits and ethics. Communication skills and employee responsibilities
The lessons in this unit will also consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.