CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This class is an introduction to the current state of tool and techniques used to design, build and maintain web pages, sites and applications. We say current, because things change and by the time you graduate, three new languages will be on the scene, four old approaches will pass away, and an entirely new vision of online information will have arisen.

To cope with this we be exposing you to both top-down and bottom-up views of Web development. That is, user centric design and implementation. The latter will change, but the former is a much slower moving target.

Using Hands-On Practice exercises and Web Site Case Studies to motivate readers, this class includes all the necessary lessons to guide students in developing highly effective Web sites. A well-rounded balance of hard skills (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript) and soft skills (Web Design, e-commerce, Web site promotion strategies) presents everything beginning Web developers need to know to build and promote successful Web sites.

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COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Sara Owsley Sood

COURSE COORDINATOR: Kristian Hammond

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