DTC 355 Schedule Fall 2022

The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the class.  All changes will be reflected here and a message will be sent out to the entire class through the Announcements on Canvas.

Unit #1 – Web Design Basics

Week & DatesClass PrepIn ClassDue
Week 1 –

Aug. 22, 24, 26

DTC 355 Syllabus

Watch: 
How the Internet Works (6:55)
HOPs (4:37)
Protocols, Ports, & ICANN (4:05)
Domain Names (4:32)
URLs (4:31)

Introductions

Information & The Internet

Activity #1
By the end of class on Friday 8/26 – Activity #1 (Group) – Information & the Internet
Week 2 –

Aug. 29, 31, & Sept. 2
Read:
Hello Web Design Pages 1-94
Web Design Basics – Part 1 & Introduce Web Site Audit

Class Cancelled on Wednesday

Web Design Basics – Part 2 & Activity #2
Due by the end of class on Friday 9/2 – Activity #2 (Individual) – Web Design Basics
Week 3 –

Sept. 5, 7, 9
Introduction to Web Accessibility

WebAIM Contrast Checker
No Class Monday September 5 – Labor Day

Web Accessibility

Activity #3
Due by the end of class on Friday 9/9 – Activity #3 (Individual) – Web Accessibility Training

Unit #2 – HTML & CSS

Week 4 –

Sept. 12, 14, 16
Watch: 
Overview of HTML, CSS & Scripting (4:24)
HTML Basics (1:45)
Common HTML Tags (3:04)
HTML Syntax (3:45)
HTML Part #1

HTML Part #2

Work Day
Due by the end of the day on Friday 9/16 – Web Audit Paper
Week 5 –

Sept. 19, 21, 23
Complete:
CodeAcademy Learn HTML
Work Day

Work Day

Activity #4
Due by the end of class on Friday 9/23 – Activity #4 (Individual) – Code Academy HTML Class
Week 6 –

Sept. 26, 28, 30
Watch:
Web Server Folders & Files (3:15)
Reclaim Your Domain: Episode 1 Signing-Up (8:36)
Reclaim Your Domain: Episode 2 The Client Area (13:03)

Read: 
Hello Web Design Pages 95-120
Domains & Hosting

Wireframes

Activity #5
Due by the end of class on Friday 9/30 – Activity #5 (Individual) – Set-Up Domain & Hosting
Week 7 –

Oct. 3, 5, 7
Watch: 
CSS Basics (2:27)
Absolute and Relative CSS (4:52)

Complete:
CodeAcademy Learn CSS
Work Week

Activity #6
Due by the end of class on Friday 10/7 – Activity #6 (Individual) – Code Academy CSS Class
Week 8 –

Oct. 10, 12, 14
Work Day/ Check-Ins

Work Day/Check-Ins

Work Day/Check-Ins
Due by the end of class on Friday 10/14 – Activity #7 (Individual) – Wireframes

Due by the end of class on Friday 10/14 – HTML & CSS Web Site Check-In

Unit #3 – WordPress Site & Writing for the Web

Week 9 –

Oct. 17, 19, 21
Read:
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web Part #1

Writing for the Web Part #2

Work Day
Due by the end of the day on Friday October 21 – HTML & CSS Website Design Draft
Week 10 –

Oct. 24, 26, 28
Work Day/Check-In

Work Day/Check-In

Activity #8
Due by the end of class on Friday 10/28 – Activity #8 (Individual) – Writing for the Web Part #1

Due by the end of class on Friday 10/28 – WordPress Site Check-In
Week 11 –  

Oct. 31, Nov. 2 & 4
Read: 
Information Architecture Basics
How Information Architecture Works
Card Sorting Beginner’s Guide: Improving Your Information Architecture
Card Sorting: Uncover Users’ Mental Models for Better Information Architecture
Information Architecture

User Experience

Activity #9
Due by the end of class on Friday 11/4 – Activity #9 (Group) – Card Sort
Week 12 –

Nov. 7, 9, 11
Work Day

Activity #10

No class on Friday Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day
Due by the end of class on Wednesday 11/9 – Activity #10 (Group) – Writing for the Web Part #2
Week 13 –

Nov. 14, 16, 18
Watch:
Creating and Managing Subdomains
Overview of CMSs (10:08)
Overview of WordPress (2:53)
Adding WordPress Themes (1:25)

Sub-Domains

Work Day

Activity #11
Due by the end of class on Friday 11/18 – Activity #11 (Individual) – Sub-Domain Set-up & WordPress Installation
November 21, 23, 25
No ClassThanksgiving Break
Week 14 –

Nov. 28, 30 & Dec. 2
Watch: 
WordPress Pages, Posts, Menus, Themes, & Plug-Ins (2:24)
Adding Media in WordPress (1:31)
Image File Formats, Sizes & Compression (12:14)
Inserting Images & Customization (4:38)
Inserting Videos & Audio (4:22)
Customizing Menus with CSS & Inspector Tool (5:44)

Optional:
Installing WordPress Plug-Ins Part 1 (49:10)
Installing WordPress Plug-Ins Part 2 (37:45)
Organizing Pages and Menus with JumpChart (35:18)
Overview of CMSs/WordPress

Posts, Pages, Menus, & Plug-Ins

Work Day
Due by the end of the day on Friday 12/2 – HTML & CSS Website Copy & Final Site
Week 15 –

Dec. 5, 7, 9
Peer Reviews

Work Day

Work Day
Due before class on Monday December 5 – Drafts of WordPress Sites

Due by the end of the day on Monday December 5 – WordPress Site Peer Reviews
Finals No Class Meetings During FinalsDue by the end of the day on Tuesday 12/13 – Final WordPress Site