Intro to HTML for Designers

Course Number: CAS 106
Transcript Title: Intro to HTML for Designers
Created: May 15, 2018
Updated: July 10, 2019
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 40
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


Course Description

Introduces beginning HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) for designers of web pages. Includes codes and tags, FTP (file transfer protocol), and validating HTML codes using industry standards. Introduces elements of web design including story boarding, color palettes, fonts, and layout. Introduces web site organization and navigation via internal and external links. Compares and contrasts hosting services, including cost, technical support, and additional services such as PHP, JavaScript, shopping carts, and SEO. Recommended: CAS 133. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Design web storyboards using current professional standards and industry best practices
  2. Write HTML code to create simple web pages using a text editor adding tags, elements of color, font and graphics as design elements
  3. Compare and contrast hosting services
  4. Upload HTML and related files using FTP to a web server and test in different browsers

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: objective tests or quizzes, scored assignments, projects, class discussion participation and/or journal reflections

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Review the history of the Internet, the Web, and HTML
  2. Learn about web storyboarding
  3. Use a simple HTML template to develop a basic web page
  4. Add additional tags and elements to alter color, font, navigation and add graphics
  5. Describe different website structures: linear, hierarchical, and mixed structures
  6. Compare and test the differences between local and server file management and absolute versus relative tags
  7. Discuss client side image map and how to incorporate this image map in an HTML document
  8. Present and describe Final Project to class: explain why you chose the theme, the content, and navigation links