Assignments for Web Page Development CGS2820C
Fall 2020. CRN 15170 B01 (See Canvas for routine Syllabus and SCF policies)
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CGS2820C is a 3-credit A.S. course.
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Professor: Floyd Jay Winters, Ed.S.,
CIW (Certified Internet Web Assoc.), ACA (Dreamweaver CS5)
Class Room: Live online using Microsoft Teams Thursday 6:00-7:50PM
Best Office Hours: Immediately after class or as needed
Email: WinterF@SCF.edu. All course communication should be through Canvas email.
CGS 2820C, web page Development will give students the skills to build web pages in
Html is an acronym for HyperText Markup Language. It is the language that web pages are written in. This language consists of Tags – which are basically commands enclosed in angle brackets (< >). Most tags are turned on and then turned back off (by placing / in front of the tag).
To turn on html enter: <html>
To turn off html enter: </html>
To turn on the page body enter: <body>
To turn off the page body enter: </body>
with a Cascading Style SheetCascading Style Sheet (CSS)
A Cascading Style Sheet separates the document content (text and images) from the document presentation (colors, fonts, and layout). A CSS document is a separate page that is not visible to the person viewing the web page. Whereas HTML pages often have a .htm file extension, CSS documents have a .css extension.
One CSS page is typically linked to the entire site to give a consistent look and feel. Thus, changing one single line in the CSS, such as the background color, will change the background color for the entire site., a NavigationNAVIGATION
We will use
Notepad is a free "Text Editor" that comes with Microsoft Windows. It is commonly used by both professionals and beginners alike to make quick web page edits in HTML (HyperText Markup Language - the language of web pages).
Unlike a word processor, Notepad does not add extra code for things like margins and printer definitions. Notepad does not allow you to set fonts or colors or even bold. Notepad files are very small.
You can open Notepad by choosing Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. for the first 6 weeks
We will use Adobe DreamweaverDREAMWEAVER
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, (academic price $149) is the industry-leading web design software program, an outstanding visual HTML editor and a superb code editor, with excellent autocompletion and validation features. Dreamweaver is part of the Adobe CS6 suite. for the last 10 weeks. Note: Students can get the complete Adobe CC suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat...) for $19.99 per month.
You can also download and use Microsoft Expression Web 4 for free.
You may also be able to download a 30 day trial version of Dreamweaver for the last part of class. (For Mac users, use TextEdit in place of Notepad - See Video, then use a free HTML editor like NotePad++, Komodo Edit or Brackets (both Mac and PC) after you get comfortable writing code with TextEdit.)
Text book: Your professor has gone to great lengths to build and assemble extensive and free online text and video resources for you in place of purchasing a required textbook. There are links to these free eBooks and tutorials at the top of this syllabus. These free resources will save you a considerable amount of money. However, each student is required to buy a
Domain NameDOMAIN NAME
A Domain Name is an organization, business or personal name on the Internet such as:
BillSmithOnline.com or BillSmith.net or BillSmith.org or BillSmith.info or BillSmith.biz
Your full Domain name is your Web address. A domain name consists of several parts. The letters www. before the domain name mean that what follows describes the location of a site on the World Wide Web. The last two or three letters of a Web address are known as its top-level domain: .com, .gov, .edu, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .uk ... (cost between $1.99 and $12.00) and purchase HostingHOSTING
Hosting is when a company which owns Web servers will host or allow individuals to store their web pages on the company Web servers for a fee, usually $4.00 or $5.00 a month. Typically, you pay less per month, if you purchase a year or two years of hosting up front.
An example of a company that will register your domain name, give you an email account associated with your domain name, and host your website is GoDaddy.com. on a Web ServerWEB SERVER
A Web Server is a combination of hardware (computers and storage devices) and software used to store and deliver web content that can be accessed online. As an example, a web server is used to host or store and deliver the content for the SCF website at http://scf.edu. for at least 4 months (cost about $5.00 per month.) Total costs for four months may be less than $29; however I recommend you pay for a full year's hosting up front. These fees are far less than half the cost of a book. Purchasing domains and hosting plans will be covered in class.
For more information on getting your own Domain, see Domains and Hosting and FTP (PDF). You can buy a .info domain at www.GoDaddy.com for as little as $1.99. It is better to buy a .com, .net, or .org for a little more money. Almost all students use GoDaddy, which is highly recommended due to cost, and most importantly the support, because if you need help you can ask your classmates, your professor, and the excellent 24/7 GoDaddy phone support can be invaluable.Ask GoDaddy for:
1. Domain Name,
2. Hosting for 6 months to 2 years (the longer the term, the cheaper the rate),
3. Economy package,
4. A Linux server,
5. Make sure your hosting includes the cPanel
A. Do a web search for GoDaddy Coupons. The cost for a domain and 6 months of hosting should be less than $39.
B. Do NOT get a Website Builder or an "Instant" website or any other template or code generator. You will be building your own website from scratch, creating your own code using only Notepad for the first part of this course.
C. Once you set up a hosting account, make sure you know both your GoDaddy ID and password as well as your domain cPanel/FTP UserNameUSERNAME
A UserName is a unique alphanumeric identifier used to grant a person access to a computer or an account.
For example: WintersF and PasswordPASSWORD
For added security be sure to use Strong Passwords which must be at least 8-characters long, contain at least one upper and lowercase character, one digit, and one punctuation character.
For example: Hard2Cr@k . A hosting customer may own multiple domains. Consequently, many hosting companies, such as GoDaddy, issue both a hosting Account number or name and a separate UserName for your domain. GoDaddy Account logins and domain FTP logins are different.
D. See GoDaddyFileManager.pdf for one way to upload files.
See Setting up a GoDaddy FTP Account for pictorial tutorial on GoDaddy cPanel.
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, which allows a Webweaver to upload their files to the remote server or host. NppFTP (an add-on to Notepad++) is an example of a free and easy FTP client. However, most web page editors, such as Dreamweaver or Expression Web include an FTP client under the Site menu option. or publish a website using NotePad++ NppFTP click below:
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, which allows a Webweaver to upload their files to the remote server or host. NppFTP (an add-on to Notepad++) is an example of a free and easy FTP client. However, most web page editors, such as Dreamweaver or Expression Web include an FTP client under the Site menu option. or publish a website using Expression Web see (or Dreamweaver), click below:
|In the end, the root folder of your actual local and remote website should look like this:|
|images [Dir]||This is a subFolder - All images go here|
|favicon.ico||This is often in the images folder|
|index.htm||Your Home page (usually must be in lower case)|
|media.htm||Media library demo|
|portfolio.htm||Your artwork, or books, or items for sale...|
|transcript.htm||Your Transcript using unordered and ordered lists|
|FormProcess.php||Php Script used to process forms|
|yourSiteName.css||Your external stylesheet|
A: 90 - 100% |
B: 80 - 89% |
C: 70 - 79% |
D: 60 - 69%
Class Assignments: 100 points each. (1 extra Credit Assignment: PHP/ASP)
Canvas Quizzes: Ten 10-point, 10-question quizzes worth a total of 100 points
Hands-on Tests: Two tests worth 100 points each
Hands-on Final Exam: 400 points. Make-up Quizzes, Tests, Exams will NOT be given
For extra credit there is an Canvas Photo assignment, an online Office and Windows Shortcut quiz, an online Windows Quiz, and a PHP & ASP assignment. To see your grades in Canvas click on the Grades link on the left side of the Canvas screen.
Late Assignments Policy: Three points will be deducted for each day an assignment is late for the first 3 weeks, and 1 point will deducted for each day late thereafter.
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