Session 1: Today we will select students for the Google-Fu assignment. This participation assignment requires each student to research and comment about the content for a particular week of the class.
Assignment 2: “Google-Fu” Interactive Design Research Skills
Due: Before Session 2 of the Assigned Week (6 points)
Each student will be assigned one of nine weeks (2-10) from the class content. The student is required to research the content for their week using Google and find three current and relevant web-based articles about the subject(s) contained within their assigned week that are not already included in the class content. The link to each article and a 1-3 sentence description must be entered as a comment on the class website before session 2 of the assigned week.
1. Enter a single comment with three links and descriptions for the assigned week
2. Make sure the links are current, relevant, and not previously included in the course content
3. Enter your comment 24 hours before session 2 of the assigned week for approval
1 point is awarded for each relevant link
1 point is awarded for an accurate description of the article
Following the discussion we will continue demonstrations for the “Project Portal” This will include creating a basic “normal flow” layout including a header, content area, and footer. We will also look at lists, links, images, and some basic CSS properties. A portion of class time will be available for studio work and feedback.
<!-- this is an HTML comment -->
<title>Title of the page goes here<title>
<h1>h1 is the largest of the six header tags</h1>
<p>All content is contained in the body tag</p>
This weeks reading:
Speaking in Styles – Chapters 2, 3, and 4 (Pages 17 – 88)
Session 2: Today is the last day to get feedback on the “Project Portal”. We will also look at the “Google-Fu” research. Finally, in-class demonstrations will center on completing the layout, techniques, and requirements for the “Project Portal”. This will include a discussion regarding the anatomy of CSS rules and demonstration regarding “box model.”
Next week’s reading:
Speaking in Styles – Chapters 5 and 6 (Pages 89 – 175)
Brainjar CSS Positioning article