The purpose of Advanced Web Design 1 is to begin to prepare students to work in the professional field of Web Design. Students acquire new Photoshop tools and enhanced their knowledge of HTML and CSS by learning advanced Dreamweaver.
Anyone looking to pursue a career in Web Design and development needs to know how to use Adobe applacations such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop because they are the industry standard.
In this class students will create a Photoshop portfolio displaying a variety of advanced skills. Additionally, they will be assigned the task of creating a class website, which will house resources, tutorials, and other information that can be useful while designing.
The focus of this course, however, is to create an educational site about a specific topic for a teacher in the school. This project will require a student to implement the skills which they have learned over the semester and apply them in a more professional and practical setting.
To access the tutorials from this course, visit the lessons page for step-by-step instructions written by students themselves. In addition, this site provides external resources from designers around the web, and the list of students actively enrolled in this course.
Why Web Design?
In The Classroom
Web Development Tools
Adobe Photoshop is a versatile and very powerful tool use for photo editing. As web developers, the students work with photoshop to edit images they take, and icons for the website to fit they desired style of the webpage they are creating. Although expensive, the tool enables us students to altar the images in ways that are normally extremely difficult, allowing us to make just about whatever we want, from transparent images, to animated pictures, as well as simple high resolution images.
Dreamweaver is also included in the Adobe suite, and is used to put together a website. As students, we use this tool to connect all the resources of our website together into one single product; the website. Dreamweaver enables us with easy to use tools that make the coding process of a website easier, as well as other difficult parts of web design such as orginization of assets.
HTML 5 is the newest release of the HTML langauge. This language is what the web runs on, and your browser interprets in order to show a webpage. In HTML, tags are defined which represent different aspects of the webpage. As students, we learn HTML 5 in order to keep up to date and know the best ways to go about creating a webpage safely, and to the modern standards.
CSS 3 on the other hand, goes hand in hand with HTML 5. Similar to HTML 5, it is the most up to date version of CSS. CSS 3 allows us to define styles to the HTML 5 tags, in order to change the appearance of the webpage. Without CSS, us students would not be able to make the webpage look attractive to our viewer's eyes which is a vital part of web design and development.