CS553 Class Notes

Some useful links:

http://www.webs.com/ Get free website here for the class
http://www.download.com Great site for freeware/demoware (you can get a trial version of Dreamweaver!)
Textbook website New Perspectives on HTML, XHTML, and Dynamic HTML: Comprehensive, 4th Edition - P. Carey
Cool ruler Cool ruler (to measure pixels on PC screen)
http://www.w3schools.com/ Good reference site for all things HTML & Javascript
http://www.zymic.com Get another free website (good for Dreamweaver, has free FTP)
http://www.0catch.com Yet another free website (good for Dreamweaver, has free FTP)
http://skydrive.live.com Get free 25 Gigabyte online file storage
paint.net Get free 'photoshop' type paint/photo editor
http://www.openoffice.org Free 'MS-Office' type software
browsershots.org See your webpage on all different platforms/browsers
Lorem Ipsum Generates 'dummy' text for website layout
CSS Zen Garden Demos of what can be done with CSS based design
Wikipedia Web Colors Good explanation of hexadecimal RGB triplets and how the web handles colors
textbook powerpoints ch1-6 (31MB)  
textbook powerpoints ch7-12 (30MB)  
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Great free HTML (non Gui) editor

Web Development tools

Excellent web development tools

 

************************1st Lab Packet***************************

Due date: Monday, October 3rd.

Your home page will have hyperlinks to all 6 assignments (tutorial & review) for chapters 1-3.

Email the link of your webs.com website to: gomperpe@piercecollege.edu and make sure you get a reply from me to make sure I got it! You can use any other website you have to host your files (freewebs, etc.) if you prefer, just make sure everything works!

Extra credit: Chap 2, case problem 2 and/or Chapter 3, case problem 1

Please note: Chapter 3 Case 1 has a problem where it says on Step 5 to make the leading .7 points. It really should be .7em

************************Midterm********************************

Midterm will be: Saturday October 29, at 9am covering chapters 1-6

Bring Scantron form 882 (thin green one w/100 questions) and #2 pencil.

Exam will be true/false & multiple choice. Midterm review on Saturday, October 22.

************************2nd Lab Packet************************

Due date: Tuesday, November 1.

Your home page will have hyperlinks to all 6 assignments (tutorial & review) for chapters 4-6.

You should have 2 links for the tutorial in chapter 4: one for the 'online scrapbooks' as seen on page 220, and another link for the 'samples for online scrapbooks' as seen on page 235.

Email the link of your webs.com website to: gomperpe@piercecollege.edu and make sure you get a reply from me to make sure I got it! You can use any other website you have to host your files (freewebs, etc.) if you prefer, just make sure everything works!

Extra credit: Chap 4, case problem 3 and/or Chapter 5, case problem 2

 

************************Web Project***************************

Web Project. Pick your own site subject/content, include these features:

Do these in HTML, not in a GUI website developer (like Dreamweaver)

Basic Features:

  • Page Titles
  • Hyperlinks - to external URLs, within your site, named Anchors, have one (or two) open in new window (popup)
  • Graphics
  • Ordered/Unordered Lists

Intermediate Features:

  • Use Style Sheets - External/Embedded
  • Create HotSpots for a Graphic
  • Tables (both for displaying data and for a layout)
  • Layers using AP Div tags
  • Forms
  • Frames (not covered in lecture)
  • suprise me!

Advanced Features:

  • Add Flash and/or Shockwave elements
  • Rollover Images
  • Make XHTML compliant
  • Additional audio/video objects
  • Java Scripts and/or Java Applets
  • suprise me! (however, viruses/spyware are not a nice suprise )

Project due: Tuesday, December 20.

Submission instructions:

Get your site up on any free website (freewebs, 0catch, etc.) and email the link to: gomperpe@piercecollege.edu and make sure you get a reply from me to make sure I got it!

Be sure to include a 'Table of Contents' that tells me which features you've included and where they are in the site. You can include this in an email to me or put in on the first page of the site.

************************Final Exam***************************

Final will be: Saturday December 17, at 9am. Chapters covered: all chapters we've covered since Chapter 1, but focusing on the one's we've covered since the midterm: Ch. 7,9,10,11,12.

Bring Scantron form 882 (thin green one w/100 questions) and #2 pencil.

Exam will be true/false & multiple choice.

You can check your grades for this (and all other classes) at:

http://www.laccd.edu/student_information/sis_logon.asp

************************3rd Lab Packet***************************

Due date: Tuesday, December 20.

Your website should have hyperlinks to all assignments (tutorials, reviews) for chapters 7,9,10,11,12.

Chapter 7 tutorial should have 3 files/links: jumbo.htm (page 462), jumbo_wmv.htm (page 444), and jumbo_mov.htm (page 443)

Email the link of your geocities website to: gomperpe@piercecollege.edu and make sure you get a reply from me to make sure I got it! You can use any other website you have to host your files (freewebs, etc.) if you prefer, just make sure everything works!

Extra Credit: Try the Chapter 8 Tutorial on Frames. Choose as many case problems from chapters 10, 11 and/or 12 as you would like to do.

Hint for Chapter 10 Review:

var imgNumber = randomInteger(9); // Return a random number from 0 to 9
document.write("<img src=' "+imgNumber+".jpg' alt= ' ' />");

Correction for Chapter 11 Review, page 656:

July 4th event will be in 10 hours, not 8.