- Attendance, introductions and review syllabus
- Create a Google Drive folder called “DAR256 your name” and share with me (email@example.com). Talk about presentations
- You are going to need the book for this class. You are going to have to download the lesson files. You will need access to the Dreamweavaer software.
- Cintiqs and pen checkout process
- A brief history of web design
- History of web design infographic
Resources for you to check out on your own time
- We will watch the following video in class when there is time: PHP video
- Review the PHP tutorials up to and including PHP 5 Variables
- We will watch the following video in class when there is time: MySQL databases
- Buy the book for class (Adobe Dreamweaver Classroom in a Book 2018). You can get it on Amazon or at the bookstore.
- Look at the first chapter in the book. You will need to be at a computer that has Dreamweaver on it when looking at the book. Download the lesson files for this book.
- Do the first chapter (5 pages) of this online tutorial and then do the five simple exercises at the end of the chapter:
- Project 1a: Create a website mockup using this Photoshop template, Show what the page will look like in three formats: a mobile phone, a tablet and on a desktop computer. I suggest you do the mobile phone layout first. We’ll look at these next week.
- Access your WordPress website via the link I provided
- Create a homepage for your website with text and graphics
- Put a title/logo on your homepage
There was no class on week 1 and week 2
- Attendance, introductions and review syllabus. Turn in syllabus acknowledgement form
- Create a Google Drive folder called “DAR252 your name” and share with me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Talk about presentations. Show schedule.
- Check out Bannersnack
- HTML 5 banner ad examples
- Article about creating banner ads in 2018
- 50 tips for designing the perfect web banner ad
Discussion (we’ll talk about some of this in two weeks)
- Discuss Multimedia Formats & Funding Options (we may discuss these topics next week, if we run out of time today)
A. Web apps
B. Mobile platforms, Mobile apps, Proprietary
C. Crowdfunding: Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, Patreon (Jason Brubaker), TLC
- Buy the book, read the introductory pages and do the first chapter – turn in any work to your Google Drive folder
- Make a mock up for an ad that will eventually be animated for a website (create some elements that can be animated like text and object and think about how you want to animate them). Here are some examples:
- Non-animated, use for reference – example ads
- Non-animated, use for reference – I made these for you to download and they are at the proper sizes – sample ads. Use Photoshop and format your ad for 3 different sizes:
- 728 x 90 px (desktop)
- 468 x60 px (tablet)
- 234 x 60 px (mobile)