Web Design and Architecture has several objectives, apart from the important goal of helping you acquire the basic skills you will need to produce a good website. You will learn:
- information architecture
- communications planning
- navigation and searching systems
- usability & accessibility
- writing and typography for the web
- how to learn new software
- principles of ethical, user-centered design
- basic syntax of HTML5 and CSS
- understanding of file structure
- colour theory and Gestalt design principles.
Grades will be based on participation (10%) lab work (5%), a File Structure Test (10%) and assignments (75%). Please note that your final project must be an original work -- you cannot use content from other websites to populate your site. See the assignment section for full details about the final project marking criteria.
Participation (10%) will be based on your contributions during labs and lectures.
Lab work (exercises) (5%) will be based on the number of lab exercises you have completed -- note, tutorials are not graded, only the numbered exercises. Except for the templates exercise, these are pass/fail exercises (if you complete the exercise -- even partially and imperfectly -- you get the points). However, they must be posted at your webpage by the deadline or you will not receive the points. So I urge you to double-check to ensure that you can see the exercise on the web after you've completed and published the exercise.
Due date: March 28 (5 pm)