Schedule

FINALS WEEK

December 13

Tuesday

  • Final Class: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Thursday

  • See you next semester!

Resources

WEEK 16

December 6 & 8

Tuesday

  • complete website due

  • user testing

Thursday

  • dead days: no class

WEEK 15

Nov 29 & Dec 1

Tuesday

  • complete style guide due

  • work on website

Thursday

  • work on website

WEEK 14

November 22

Tuesday

  • final wireframe and two nav mockups due

  • testing

  • start development

WEEK 13

November 15 & 17

Tuesday

  • analyse card sorting data

  • plan the information architecture and navigation

  • define tasks

  • wireframe prototyping in Balsamiq

Thursday

  • rapid prototyping

  • work on wireframe

WEEK 12

November 8 & 10

Tuesday

  • ballot design

  • UX principles

  • intro to final project

Thursday

  • card sorting exercise

  • information architecture

WEEK 11

November 1 & 3

Tuesday

  • final project critique

  • Video: Mike Monteiro

Thursday

  • Lynda Playlist: User Experience

  • Quiz

WEEK 10

October 18 & 20

Tuesday

  • no class

Thursday

  • work on one-page websites

  • dev tools exercise

  • DUE TUESDAY: finished one-page website

WEEK 9

October 18 & 20

Tuesday

  • image optimization

  • work on project

Thursday

  • CSS positioning property

  • smooth scrolling with anchor tags

  • work on project

  • HW: finished site due by Tuesday

WEEK 8

October 11 & 13

Tuesday

  • codeanywhere.com

  • path exercises

  • HW: mood board

Thursday

  • wireframing; finish in class

  • HW: main HTML structure, based off wireframe

Resources

WEEK 7

October 4 & 6

Tuesday

  • finished type spec page due

  • transfer to local file structure

  • watch Luke W. video

  • HW: HTML5 Semantics Lynda playlist, plus quiz

Thursday

  • file structure and paths

  • FTP project to server

  • introduce next project: one-page info site

  • HW: content for info site (just text), organized in formal outline structure

WEEK 6

September 27 & 29

Tuesday

  • work on project

  • HW: Chapters 1, 2, & 6 from On Web Typography + quiz

Thursday

  • work on projects

WEEK 5

September 20 & 22

Tuesday

  • planning main structure of type specimen page

  • dealing with dramatic letters: overflow, neg margins, line-height, etc...

  • tables

  • HW: main section structure by Thursday

Thursday

  • no class

WEEK 4

September 13 & 15

Tuesday

  • layouts with floats

  • psuedo classes

  • HW: navbar with pseudo elements

Thursday

  • history of the grid

  • HW: typespecimen mockup

WEEK 3

September 6 & 8

Tuesday

  • more specific selectors: chaining, drilling down — h1, h2 {}, blockquote a {}

  • relative vs absolute measurements: ems and percentages

  • web typography / print vs screen fonts

Thursday

  • "Speak the truth" : in-class exercise in typesetting and box model

  • Floats (and display:block;)

  • HW: reproduce three layouts with floats