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Welcome to Web Design & Publishing

Fall 2019
MC 4315 – 001
MW 3-4:50
OM 106B

This course is designed to instruct students in website construction and design. Students will learn HTML/CSS coding and then be introduced to graphics programs and introductory programming techniques, as well as the multimedia editing. The course will cover the usage of graphics, sound and video and discuss the appropriateness of multimedia on Web sites for journalism, advertising, public relations, and e-commerce. Students will work on several Web projects that will lead to a final project using WordPress as a content management system. The goal is to emphasize more than just the skills associated with individual programs, but the integration of several skills into designing effective and attractive Web sites.

In addition, the class will address contemporary issues related to technology in social media and data journalism.

The course time on most days includes lecture and discussion on the first half of class and lab time during the second half. Students will be expected to attend open lab hours or work outside of class to complete projects.

I look forward to a fun and creative session!