DTC 355 Schedule Spring 2023

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 –

January 9, 11, 13

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)

M – Introductions

W – Information & The Internet

F – Activity #1
By the end of class on Friday 1/13 – Activity #1 (Group) – Information & the Internet
Week 2 –

January 16, 18, 20
Read:
Hello Web Design Pages 1-94
M – No Class – MLK Jr. Day Celebrated

W – Web Design Basics – Part 1 & Introduce Web Site Audit

F – Web Design Basics – Part 2 & Activity #3
Due by the end of class on Friday 1/20 – Activity #3 (Individual) – Web Accessibility Training
Week 3 –

January 23, 25, 27
Introduction to Web Accessibility

WebAIM Contrast Checker
M – Web Accessibility

W – Class Cancelled

F – Activity #2
Due by the end of class on Friday 1/27 – Activity #2 (Individual) – Web Design Basics

Unit #2 – HTML & CSS

Week 4 –

January 30, February 1, 3
Watch: 
Overview of HTML, CSS & Scripting (4:24)
HTML Basics (1:45)
Common HTML Tags (3:04)
HTML Syntax (3:45)
M – HTML Part #1

W – HTML Part #2

F – Work Day
Due by the end of the day on Friday 2/3 – Web Audit Paper
Week 5 –

February 6, 8, 10
Complete:
CodeAcademy Learn HTML
M – Work Day

W – Work Day

F – Activity #4
Due by the end of class on Friday 2/10 – Activity #4 (Individual) – Code Academy HTML Class
Week 6 –

February 13, 15, 17
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
M – Domains & Hosting

W – Wireframes

F – Activity #5
Due by the end of class on Friday 2/17 – Activity #5 (Individual) – Set-Up Domain & Hosting
Week 7 –

February 20, 22, 24
Watch: 
CSS Basics (2:27)
Absolute and Relative CSS (4:52)

Complete:
CodeAcademy Learn CSS
M – No Class. President’s Day

W – Workday

F – Activity #6
Due by the end of class on Friday 2/24 – Activity #6 (Individual) – Code Academy CSS Class
Week 8 –

February 27, March 1, 3
M – Wireframes

W – Work Day/Check-Ins

F – Work Day/Check-Ins
Due by the end of class on Friday 3/3 – Activity #7 (Individual) – Wireframes

Due by the end of class on Friday 3/3 – HTML & CSS Web Site Check-In

Unit #3 – WordPress Site & Writing for the Web

Week 9 –

March 6, 8, 10
Read:
Writing for the Web
M – Writing for the Web Part #1

W – Writing for the Web Part #2

F – Work Day
Due by the end of the day on Friday 3/10 – HTML & CSS Website Design Draft
Spring BreakMarch 13 – 17No Classes
Week 10 –

March 20, 22, 24
M – Trouble Shoot HTML & CSS Web Site Drafts

W – Trouble Shoot HTML & CSS Web Site Drafts

F – Activity #8
Due by the end of class on Friday 3/24 – Activity #8 (Individual) – Writing for the Web Part #1
Week 11 –  

March 27, 29, 31
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
M – Introduce WordPress Site Assignment,

W – Information Architecture & User Experience

F – Activity #9
Due by the end of class on Friday 3/31 – Activity #9 (Individual) – Writing for the Web Part #2 (Peer Review)
Week 12 –

April 3, 5, 7
Watch:
Creating and Managing Subdomains
Overview of CMSs (10:08)
Overview of WordPress (2:53)
Adding WordPress Themes (1:25)
M – Sub-Domains

W – Work Day

F – Activity #10
Due by the end of class on Friday 4/7 – Activity #10 (Individual) – Sub-Domain Set-up & WordPress Installation
Week 13 –

April 10, 12, 14
M – Check-In Time

W – Check-In Time

F – Check-In Time
Due by the end of class on Friday 4/14- WordPress Site Check-In
Week 14 –

April 17, 19, 21
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)
M – Overview of CMSs/WordPress

W – Posts, Pages, Menus, & Plug-Ins

F – Work Day
Due by the end of the day on Friday 4/21 – HTML & CSS Website Copy & Final Site
Week 15 –

April 24, 26, 28
M – Peer Reviews – IN CLASS

W – Work Day

F – Work Day
Due before class on Monday 4/24 – Drafts of WordPress Sites

Due by the end of the day on Monday 4/24 – WordPress Site Peer Reviews
Finals No Class Meetings During FinalsDue by the end of the day on Thursday 5/4 – Final WordPress Site