Web Design Syllabus

Text for ENGL 4170/5170: Web Design for Content Writers, fall 2009

Information Architecture, 2nd edition. Christina Wodtke and Austin Govilla. New Riders, 2009. Use only the 2nd edition. The 1st edition is a very different book. $29.70 at Amazon

Tues 25 Aug

Thurs 27 Aug

Tues 1 Sept

Thurs 3 Sept

Tues 8 Sept

Tues 15 Sept

RapidWeaver 4.x is installed. We're on!

for Thurs, collect and draft more content for portfolio site

Thurs 17 Sept

Your portfolio URL: http://calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/students/firstinitiallastname/ This makes your portfolio home page the home page for your web work in the class.

Tips and FAQs

Thurs 24 Sept

Tues 29 Sept

Thurs 1 Oct

Tues 13 Oct

Thurs 15 Oct

Tues 20 Oct

Thurs 22 Oct

Tues 27 Oct

from the BSU site
<meta name="description" content="Bemidji State University, a lakeside campus in northern Minnesota, offers arts, sciences, and select professional programs in a personal learning atmosphere focused on the environment, community service, and the global family. Learning extends beyond the classroom through business partnerships, community service, internships and international travel. Graduate and online programs provide additional options. The University is home to the Bemidji State Beavers." />

<meta name="keywords" content="Bemidji State University, BSU, bemidji state, bemidjistate.edu, Minnesota Universities, MnSCU, Bemidji, Minnesota, north central minnesota, premier university midwest, shaping potential worlds, lake learning life, northern, college, school, education, distance, academics, athletics, beavers, online, beltrami, lake bemidji, environment, sustainability" />

Thurs 29 Oct

from the statement

Work in groups of 1 - 3 to design and develop a user-centered, moderately-sized web site from the ground up. On the way, you'll be

In class, some discussion on possible projects and getting started.

For Tues, 3 Nov

Tues 3 Nov

Thurs 5 Nov

Tues 12 Nov

Thurs 12 Nov

Tues 17 Nov

Thurs 19 Nov

Tues 24 Nov

Thurs 26 Nov

Thanksgiving. No class

Tues 1 Dec

Thurs 3 Dec

Tues 8 Dec

Tues 15 Dec

In your presentation, link your choices and decisions back to the text. Chap 2 and others.

During presentations by others, make notes that lead you to questions of design, and comments on alternative ways of addressing the problem.

Weds 16 Dec

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