TITLE: Web Development Tools

Lead Instructor: Michael Schore (see Web Advisor, class and section, for the actual instructor)
Office: PLM 361B
Phone: (919) 866-5370

Office Hours: TBD

Posted In Blackboard

     Title: Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual (June 2007)
     Author: David McFarland
     ISBN: 0596510438
     Publisher: Pogue Press (O'Reilly)

Software used to complete coursework: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Other required equipment: Internet access and computer to use for course work. Check system requirements for software.

Credit Hours: Three (3) Semester Hours
Pre-requisites: none
Co-requisites: none
Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to web development software suites. Topics include the creation of web sites and applets using web development software. Upon completion, students should be able to create entire websites and supporting applets.

Course Goals:
  • Using Dreamweaver to create web sites
  • The creation of a basic site layout and design
  • Ability to create a fully functional web site using Dreamweaver or other web development tools.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate (through completion of classwork and assignments):
  1. To recognize and distinguish HTML and other markup languages
  2. To demonstrate effective usage of the Dreamweaver interface
  3. To practice site control using Dreamweaver
  4. To demonstrate basic site layout using Dreamweaver
  5. To practice how to create links and format text using Dreamweaver
  6. To demonstrate how to create tables, frames, and Cascading Style Sheets using Dreamweaver
  7. To practice how to create rollovers and forms using Dreamweaver
  8. To comprehend how to add Dreamweaver extensions
  9. To practice how to publish a web site
  10. To comprehend the function of an applet.
The Core Values of Wake Technical Community College
Respect Instructor and students will foster an environment that is respectful of all.
Responsibility Instructor and students will foster an environment that promotes taking responsibility for one's actions and obligations.
Critical Thinking Instructor and students will strive to improve the critical thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Communication Instructor and students will strive to ensure that both written and oral communications are clearly understood.
Collaboration Instructor and students will strive to develop collaborative skills.

Grading Is As Follows:
Exams 50% Exams must be taken on the assigned date; otherwise a grade of zero will be assigned. Any exception to this policy must be the result of a documented emergency or prior arrangement with the instructor to take the exam before the scheduled exam date. There will be no exceptions to this rule. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Weekly Lessons and Assignments 30%

Lessons & assignments:
Lessons and assignments are due on the assigned date. There will be no extensions, no exceptions. ONLY DOCUMENTED EMERGENCIES will be considered for extensions. In the remote chance that an extension is given, a full grade point will be deducted for each DAY the project or assignment is late.

Projects 20% Course Project :
Projects are due on the assigned date. There will be no extensions, no exceptions. In the remote chance that an extension is given, then a full grade point will be deducted for each DAY the project or assignment is late. ONLY DOCUMENTED EMERGENCIES will be considered for extensions.
Class Participation/Attendance 0%

You are expected to participate in all class activities.

We will strictly follow the college attendance policy. You may NOT be absent for more than 10% of the time. More than 10% absentee means you will automatically be withdrawn from the class. You will receive a "W." This is a hard and fast rule. Any absences must be documented (i.e. doctor's excuse) to be excused.

Note for seated classes: Three tardies (more than 20 minutes is tardy) equal one absence.
Note for online classes: Your participation in class discussions is considered as your attendance on a weekly basis.

Classroom Policies:
  • Students are responsible for all of the information presented in the Wake Technical Community College Student Handbook.
  • Please note that computers are to be used at all times for official course purposes. Use of computers for general web surfing, email, chat rooms, etc. is not allowed. Violation of this rule will result in a grade deduction and possible loss of computer privileges.
  • The college forbids the use of audible electronic equipment (cell phones, pagers, etc.) during instructional time.
  • If you miss a lecture or arrive late, you are responsible for the material presented, handouts distributed, and any announcements made that day. The instructor will not provide notes for missed classes.

Tentative Schedule
Note: This schedule is subject to some changes/modifications per instructor -- This offered as only a study guide. The pace of each class differs according to the instructional needs of the students in the class. Always consult with your instructor.

Note** A Final Project may be assigned in place of a Final Exam.

Unit Coursework Textbook/Assignments
HTML review
Dreamweaver Basics
Instructor Provided
Chapter 1
Dealing with Web sites
Chapters 15, 17
Practice Activity
Web Page Content
Chapters 2, 3
Cascading Style Sheets
Chapter 4
Practice Activity
Chapter 5
Practice Activity
Test 1 - Chapters 1-4 & 15, 17
Chapter 6
Practice Activity
Chapter 7
Practice Activity
Page Layout
Chapter 9
Practice Activity
Chapter 10
Practice Activity
Test 2 - Chapters 5-7, 9
Chapter 11
Practice Activity
Flash and Multimedia
Chapter 14
Library Items and Templates
Chapters 18 and 19
Customizing Dreamweaver
Chapters 20 and 21
Test 3 - Chapters 10, 11, 14, 18-19
Accessibility Usability
Chapter 16
Advanced CSS
Chapter 8
Exam Week
Test 4 - Chapters 20, 21, 16, 8

Disability Support Services is available for students who require academic accommodations due to any physical, psychological, or learning disability. To determine eligibility, contact the office at 108-S Holding Hall or http://disabilityservices.waketech.edu/.

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