Assignment 01

Below are your assignments due next week by 8:00am Monday, February 18

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We’re going to use Tumblr as our class blogs for this course.

This is where you’ll post your written assignments for this class. The first thing I’d like you to post to your Tumblr blog is a list of 3 of your favorite websites. For each– tell me what type of website it is (based on our class notes below) and who is the audience and possible goals for the website. Post the URL (web address) of your Tumblr blog to the comments sections below. I will post the links to all of our class blogs in the right-hand column under “class blogs.” You’ll see a link to my Tumblr blog there.

Below is more information about Tumblr and a “walk through” video about how to post content to your Tumblr blog.


All class notes from Class 01A & Class 01B (obvious, right?)
Assigned Readings from our textbook

  • Chapter 1: Where do I start?
  • Chapter 2: How the Web Works
  • Chapter 3: The Nature of Web Design
  • Chapter 20: The Site Development Process


Discussion – Assignment 1: Introduce yourself
Be sure to introduce yourself in the Discussion section of our eCompanion class website for this course.

Discussion – Assignment 1: Taking Stock.(Page 16 in our textbook).
Answer and discuss the six questions posted in the Discussion section of class website. Feel free to respond and discuss with your answers with your fellow students. I”m happy to lead the discussion but I want all of you to actively participate. The more discussion we have in this class, the better.


VIDEO: File Organization (Website Directory Structure)

VIDEO: The Basics of HTML

VIDEO: The Basics of CSS


Please complete the Class Goals survey so I know more about your background. It’s quick and easy and should only take a few minutes.

From our textbook
Exercise 2-1: View Source. (Page 24 in our textbook).
Complete this exercise and be sure you are familiar with how to “View Source” in a Browser.

Part 1 – Code a simple HTML page
Watch the video above “The Basics of HTML” and “The Basics of CSS” and create a simple HTML page as demonstrated in the videos. Please be sure to watch the video on “File Organization” also. Your files must be organized correctly. Upload your web files (they should be in a “parent” folder, as a zip file to the “Dropbox” on site by the due date.

Part 2 – Create a site map for 8-10 page website of your choice
Using Illustrator or Photoshop, create an 8-10 page site map for a website of your choice. Refer to the information in the class notes about how to create a site map in Illustrator. You may use the Monday May Design site map as a template, but if you do so, please be sure to make your site map different than the one I’ve given you. The Monday May Design site map is a PDF but you should be able to edit it in Illustrator. Upload a PDF of your site map to the “Dropbox” on site by the due date.

When you upload your zip file to the Dropbox, please be sure to include your name in your file names. For example:


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