WEB 201 1 - Fundamentals of Web Design: Principles and Practices of Website Design (3 Units)
This course incorporates the foundational principles of Web design with experiential activities relevant to the process of designing, producing and analyzing static Web sites. These principles form the basis for knowledge and skills threaded through program courses. The importance of design, type, usability and accessibility will be examined through the components of visual and text communications. Application activities involving Web design industry tools, such as Photoshop, code editing software, HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) launch the studentsí» professional portfolio projects.
Prerequisite: This is a prerequisite course for all courses in the program.
WEB 202 2 - The Information Architecture: Design for Usability and Interactivity (3 Units)
This course will probe into the components of visual and text communications as introduced in the Fundamentals of Web Design course. The User-Centered Design Process will provide a framework for an exploration and study into the organization, structure, and interface design of effective web design. Exercises are designed for students to critique different web sites in order to understand the connection between design and usability, accessibility, operations, and maintenance. Studentsí» portfolio development will continue as well as their understanding of project collaboration and effective communication.
Prerequisite: WEB 201 may be taken concurrently.
WEB 203 3 - Web Design I: The Application of Web Design (3 Units)
Prerequisite: WEB 201
WEB 204 4 - Web Design II: Advanced Applications of Web Design (3 Units)
Prerequisite: WEB 202. WEB 203 may be taken concurrently.
WEB 205 5 - Strategic Web Design: Building Data Driven Websites (3 Units)
The growth of e-commerce, web analytics and business evaluation drives the need to design interactive web applications to collect, retrieve and act on the info in a well-timed method. This course will compare information manipulation involving PHP, SQL via Apache Web Server. Concepts will be integrated with business practices to develop studentsí» skills in client management, assessing needs, and the ability to adapt with new media and technology. Web design and integration with CMSs will be presented as well. Task management, communication and organizational expertise are threaded into routine in addition to the completion of the pupilí»s professional portfolio.
Prerequisite: WEB 203