What is Website Development?

Website development is a comprehensive course which covers concepts in web development and hands on training in using Dreamweaver web development software. Concepts covered include: web development cycle, usability & accessibility, ethics and other topics.

Note: If you just want to create a web page and don't care about learning the overall concepts associated with developing web sites, don't take this course! There are plenty of free web site and blogging sites that have predefined templates and wizards where you just drop in your content, which require no knowledge of web site development. Go use them and don't waste your time with this course.

However, if you want to learn how and why of creating web sites from the ground up and create your own layout and visual appeal, then this is the course for you!

When and Where

For Spring 2015: Tentative calendar

Recommended preparation for course

Needed Computer Skills

Before taking this course you should be proficient in the following skills:

If you don't have these skills, please drop the course and take ICS100 or ICS101 first.

Other skills

Textbook & Software

Online resources will be posted to the course calendar instead of a print textbook.

Distance Learning Section

Students who succeed in distance learning classes, set aside time each and every week to work on the course. These students do the lessons before completing the assignments, email questions to the instructor, and do not wait until the due date to work on lessons and assignments. Also check UH email frequently (at least several times a week.)

It is easy to get behind in a distance learning class, if you skip a week. Then it can become overwhelming to get caught up.

If Laulima is down or slow (such as Sunday nights) the lessons, exercises and website project instructions can be accessed directly from my website. I recommend bookmarking this page:
http://vanessa.wcc.hawaii.edu/ICS107/107calendar.html

Classroom Section

Students are more successful when they attend each and every class session. Successful students who need to be absent also take the time to make up the work within a reasonable time.

ASK QUESTIONS!!!!

The instructor of this course LOVES questions. She never thinks that any question is stupid. She thinks that students who ask questions are SMART. Students who ask questions - SUCCEED. So if you think that if you ask questions the teacher will think you are dumb or be upset with your questions, forget those worries. Teachers learn how to improve their courses by students asking questions. So...

Always

Seek

Knowledge