We have used Unit #1 as a platform for practicing the basic principles of HTML and CSS covered in our textbook. At this point, none of you knows everything there is to know about web design (spoiler alert: you probably never will), but you should feel confident in your ability to look at HTML, CSS, and image files and understand how they fit together. Next week, you’ll get to put that knowledge to the test — literally. Then we’ll move on to more advanced projects that extend the skills you’ve learned with new tools and templates designed to simplify the process of developing websites. Here’s a quick overview of each day:
- On Tuesday, we will have the first exam of the semester. Please arrive ready to spend the entire class period on the exam, which will consist of three sections: multiple choice questions, short responses (definitions and mini-essays), and a markup exercise. Everything we have covered during the first four weeks of class is fair game for the exam, so you should review your personal notes and the shared document in our class’s Google Drive folder, reread textbook chapters, and form study groups with your classmates to ensure that you are prepared.
- On Thursday, I will introduce Unit #2, the Responsive Microsite, and we will take our first steps into the world of responsive web design. Before you come to class, please read Chapter 18 in Learning Web Design, and “Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It,” by Kayla Knight.
If you have any questions about these plans, let me know. Otherwise, good luck studying this weekend!