CIS 1300: Web Design Software
The goal of CIS 1300: Web Design Software is the creation of effective web
pages using a software program such as Adobe Dreamweaver. The course
includes web page and web site design concepts and preparation of graphics
for the web, with the primary focus on implementation of the design. This
on-line course combines textbook readings, textbook assignments, and
hands-on computer work. CIS 1300 is a 3 semester hour course.
CIS 1300 is intended for the beginning Web page developer. The prerequisites
are CIS 1120 (The Internet) and CIS 1130 (Windows Basics) or
CIS 1150 (Introduction to Computer Information Systems). Working knowledge of
the Internet and WWW (search techniques, file downloads, decompressing files,
Web navigation, using email, etc.) and Windows (create folder (subdirectory),
copy files, move files, pathnames, etc.) is expected.
Although you do not always need to be "online" while you are completing the
tutorials or the assignments that are in the text book, you will need to be on
line to access course materials and to do the Internet activities.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the history and design approaches of Web design software
- Create a local site definition
- Create a site concept and metaphor
- Design the site navigation and aesthetic concept
- Create a new site
- Add text to a page
- Create hypertext markup language (HTML) styles
- Create and edit cascading style sheets
- Upload a site to a server
- Add and format a graphic
- Create rollovers and tables
- Insert and modify a navigation bar
- Insert, select, resize, and move a layer in a Web page
- Add and edit behaviors to a Web page
- Create animation with dynamic layers and behaviors
- Add rich media to a Web site
- Describe advanced concepts such as templates, meta tags, library items,
All tests and exams are online.
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
If you cannot obtain a copy of CS5 you can use CS5.5, but be aware that
there are some significant differences in how each version of the program
functions. There will be no accommodation for variances in assignment
submittals due to using a version of Dreamweaver other than CS5.
- Web Browser
Your work will be graded in the latest version of
Internet Explorer or
Firefox so make sure your pages render
properly in both. Testing with Safari
is also recommended.
- To submit your assignments, you will need to zip your files. If you are
running Windows XP or Vista, you can use the Windows compression utility.