Introduction to Web Development (M/Th)
Allow 4-9 hours each week to work on these assignments.
Start working on your assignment early enough to get some help if you get stuck. Don't wait
'till the night before class to start.
- In addition to whatever is posted below, between each class:
Expression Web is available on Bridges:
- If you want to install Expression Web on your Windows computer you can get a copy on Bridges --> CIS 206 --> Resources --> Web_Trial_en.exe
Due Monday, Sept. 25: Note: Don't miss the assignment (below) due on
Thursday, Sept. 21
- Continue working through the HTML(5) Tutorial at W3Schools.com
- Click on Next Chapter to get from one chapter to the next.
- Be sure to experiment each time you see a Try it Yourself button.
- Go through the following chapters:
- HTML Introduction (Review)
- HTML Editors (Skip)
- HTML Basic Examples (Experiment with all the Try it Yourself opportunities. For example, add a link to CuttingEdgeCourse.com)
- HTML Elements (Read)
- HTML Attributes (Skip)
- HTML Headings (Experiment with all the Try it Yourself opportunities)
- HTML Paragraphs (Experiment with all the Try it Yourself opportunities)
- Be ready to pass in the second draft of your "6-step" paper.
- For the first section (1. Define your goals) of the article be sure to state your goal and answer the 7
questions with regard to your Web site. Remember, your goal can't be to simply provide information. You need to look
- For the second section (2. Do your research) of the article, start by carefully rereading this section
of the article. For each site (competition, fact, community) identify it with the heading of the home page and the URL
and explain the insights you gleaned from the site. If it wasn't insightful, don't include it in your paper.
- The "Find the data" section seems to be easily misinterpreted. For this section, think about any assertions (facts
or opinions) you will make on your site. Look for sites that back them up.
Due Thursday, Sept. 21:
- If your "6-step" paper was returned marked "Writing Center", make sure you go to the Writing Center (Library, 2nd floor) for help BEFORE
- Allow at least 30 minutes for your meeting. Keep in mind that you may have to wait...
- Bring a copy of the assignment.
- Bring a copy of the "6-step" article.
- Bring the 1st draft of your paper.
- Make sure the person you see signs your first draft and marks the date they talked with you.
- Watch The importance of HTML (3:19) from: HTML Essential Training with James Williamson at
Lynda.com. Take notes.
- You'll need to login at Lynda.com (https://lyndalog.rwu.edu)
- Your Username is your Bridges Username.
- Your Domain is ACADEMICS.RWU
- Your Password is your Bridges Password
- Start working on the HTML(5) Tutorial at W3Schools.com
- Go through HTML Introduction (Study, take notes)
- If we have a quiz you'll be able to refer to handwritten notes in your notebook...
so make sure you take good notes.
Due Monday, Sept. 11:
- Take handwritten notes in your notebook as you read
If You're Not Converting Visitors to Customers, Blame These Common Landing Page Copywriting Mistakes, by Nathan Chan/Aug 25, 2017.
Be sure to follow the Kissmetrics link.
- Using the articles above as a guide, create (on paper) a heading, sub-heading, and body copy for the home page of your site.
- Write a short paper (1-2 pages) explaining, as succinctly as you can, how your copy meets the requirements
laid out in the Kissmetrics article and avoids the mistakes in the "If you're not converting ..." article.
- Be ready to hand in the text for your home page and your short paper at the beginning of class.
- Links for class:
Due Thursday, Sept. 7: