CIS LogoCIS 3630 - Principles of Web Design - Fall 2016

FTRA (37409) Tu & Th 4:10 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.  Vertical Campus, Room 9-160     

QTRA (37381) Tu & Th 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.  Vertical Campus, Room 12-170

This course focuses on the fundamentals of web design and development. As a student in this course, you will be presented with an overview of web design concepts. You will then learn about creating web pages with HTML5 and CSS3, working with images, hyperlinks, about creating page layouts and publishing a Web site.

Additional topics include planning, designing and building a professional web site; typography and graphics; accessibility standards, multimedia and interactivity on the web; testing, publishing, marketing and maintaining a web site. Along with examining different coding strategies, this course will explore the advancement of Web site implementation, gathering requirements, best practices, problem solving strategies and tips for interacting with other technology and business teams.


Lectures: Important material from the text and outside sources will be covered in class. Students should plan to take careful notes as not all material can be found in the texts or readings. Discussion and collaboration is encouraged.

Assignments: Homework assignments will be assigned during the course to reinforce assigned readings, labs and lectures. These assignments may require the use of a variety of applications and software tools (see web site development tools on resources page).

Exams: There will be one or two closed book exams covering assigned readings and material discussed in class. No exam will be given during final exams week for this course.  The web site design project will serve as your final.

Class Attendance & Participation: Student participation and attendance will be part of the grade.  Attendance and participation during the course may be considered for border line grades (within 0.3 points of the next grade).

Web Project: Students will be required to design a website for this class.

Internet: Class notes, instructional material, and student assignments will be posted on this website. Students are encouraged to consult the lecture notes (see menu for your respective class) to review material covered throughout the semester.

Grading: Total points will be computed as follows.


Course Policies

Missed Classes: The student is responsible for obtaining material distributed on class days when he/she was absent. This can be done through contacting a classmate who was present, or by referencing the class’s lecture notes.

Assignments: All assignments should be completed by the due date. The highest potential grade for a late assignment will be 10 points lower, than the lowest grade, given students whose assignments were turned in on time. No credit will be given for any assignments more than a two weeks late.

Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on the exam or project.

Need for Assistance: If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify me as soon at the start of the course.

Extra Credit: There will be an opportunity to earn extra credit in this course, by completing the course evaluation.

Attendance: Attendance is mandatory; see school policies for repeated absence.

Suggested Materials

Textbook: Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5, 7/E Felke-MorrisTextbook: Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5, 7/E Felke-Morris (ISBN-10: 0133571785 • ISBN-13: 9780133571783) eBook Version or Order from Amazon


Web-based Resources: Additional web based resources are suggested on our resources page.