Week 10

Week 10 – Topics

The “Cool Careers “ Speakers Forum will be held next week:

Graphic Design
Wednesday, November 9th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

Room 235

Chris Collins, Creative Director, American Design Company
Shelly Rhoades, Creative Director, Soiree Agency

Be sure that all assignments are in your “week” folders up on the class server. I’ll be grading your midterm and assignments over the next few days.


Please watch, read and review the following before Thursday, November 10

What is a CMS? (VIDEO)

What is WordPress? (VIDEO)

Top 10 WordPress Terms You Should Know

Anatomy of a WordPress Theme

Showcase of college websites currently using WordPress

Midterm Project: Due Thursday, November 3

This project will be completed individually, the midterm is not a team or group project.

Specifications:Design a prototype home page and first-level page for the Design Technology department website. Create a site map for the complete website (you can start with the sitemap you already created and make any necessary revisions) and be prepared to present the site map for your presentation. Focus on implementing what you learned from the Information Architecture documents we created in class. Create an interesting navigational interface that allows the user to navigate the site in multiple ways. Use HTML and an external CSS file to build the prototype for your home page and first-level page of your site. Post your thoughts and decision-making process for this project on your WP blog.


  1. Sitemap for entire site
  2. Design Comps (2 directions) 
  3. Home page
  4. First-level page for one of the sections. (Commonly referred to as the “landing page.”)
  5. Posting your thoughts and decision-making process for this project on your WP blog.

You need to upload your midterm project to the class server in order to present your project to the class. Please do this BEFORE class on Thursday, November 3. Please upload your work in your folder and name it “midterm_yourlastname”

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