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Chabot College Fall 2007Course Outline for Digital Media 35ADREAMWEAVER ICatalog Description:35A - Dreamweaver I 1.5 unitsIntroduction to the basic skills required for designing and producing web pages and multi-page web sites, providing a foundation for eventual creation of interactive, multimedia web sites. Hand-coding HTML and Cascading Style Sheets; using Dreamweaver software as a site design and management tool. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory.[Typical contact hours: lecture 17.5, laboratory 35]Prerequisite Skills: NoneExpected Outcomes for Students:Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:1. use basic operating system features, including navigation of the desktop, saving and moving files to various storage media, and adjusting system preferences;2. explain the basic principles and technologies underlying the World Wide Web, including networking, domains, HTTP, HTML, FTP, and hyperlinks;3. use a no-frills text-editing program (such as SimpleText or TextEdit) as a tool for coding HTML andCascading Style Sheets;4. hand-code basic web pages that include text, images, hyperlinks, lists, and tables;5. hand-code Cascading Style Sheets that control the formatting and display of web page content;6. organize multiple web pages according to a clear, hierarchical, easily navigable structure;7. upload HTML pages and associated files to a web server;8. launch Dreamweaver, navigate and customize its interface, use the tools available on its toolbars and palettes, and apply commands by means of menus and keyboard shortcuts;9. use Dreamweaver’s page-layout tools to create pages with varied visual designs;10. apply design principles in the creation of attractive and easily useable web pages;11. use Dreamweaver’s site-management tools to organize, maintain, and revise multi-page web sites;12. enhance web pages with additional features such as frames, forms, and rollovers;13. test pages across platforms and browsers, and revise them as necessary for increased compatibility.Course Content:1. Basic operating system features, including navigation of the desktop, saving and moving files to various storage media, and adjusting system preferences2. Principles and technologies underlying the World Wide Web, including networking, domains, HTTP, HTML, FTP, and hyperlinks3. Using a no-frills text-editing program (such as SimpleText or TextEdit) as a tool for coding HTML and Cascading Style Sheets4. Hand-coding basic web pages that include text, images, hyperlinks, lists, and tables5. Hand-coding Cascading Style Sheets that control the formatting and display of web page content6. Organizing multiple web pages according to a clear, hierarchical, easily navigable structure7. Uploading HTML pages and associated files to a web serverChabot CollegeCourse Outline for Digital Media 35A, page 2Fall 20078. Launching Dreamweaver, navigating and customizing its interface, using the tools available on its toolbars and palettes, and applying commands by means of menus and keyboard shortcuts9. Using Dreamweaver’s page-layout tools to create pages with varied visual designs10. Applying design principles in the creation of attractive and easily useable web pages11. Using Dreamweaver’s site-management tools to organize, maintain, and revise multi-page web sites12. Enhancing web pages with additional features such as frames, forms, and rollovers13. Testing pages across platforms and browsers, and revising them as necessary for increased compatibilityMethods of Presentation:1. Computer demonstrations2. Lecture with whiteboardAssignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress: 1. Typical Assignmentsa. Hand-code a personal home pageb. Redesign an existing web page to increase its usability c. Create a multi-page web site that presents information on a particular topic2. Methods of Evaluating Student Progressa. Homework assignmentsb. Quizzes and exams, including a final examTextbook(s) (Typical):Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Hands-On Training, Daniel Short and Garo Green, Peachpit Press, December 1, 2005Special Student Materials:Portable file-storage device, such as a USB flash


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