Web Dev 2

The web is accessible to all human beings on the planet. Using grid systems, type systems, and reusable code, students construct modular and flexible web architectures to support the many different screen dimensions, platforms, and needs of people connected to the web.


  1. 1

    Introduction & review

    An overview of the course this term, assignments, projects and weekly tasks & a few review exercises to flex your code muscles.

    1. Web Dev 2 intro slide deck
    2. Semantics schemantics
  2. 2

    Grid systems

    Learn how modular grid systems can simplify layouts making coding more efficient.

    1. Grid systems slide deck
  3. 3

    Grid systems redux

    Get more experience using modular grid systems in different website layouts.

    1. Finding grids
  4. 4

    Modular type

    Explore modular & responsive type systems to simplify and codify typesetting on the web.

    1. Modular type slide deck
  5. 5

    More modular type

    Dig deeper into modular type systems for better understanding.

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    Grids + modular type

    Combining grid systems with modular type to create a website without much hassle.

    1. Sketching websites
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    Modular CSS

    Reduce CSS clutter and repetition by using modular CSS ideas and pre-built components.

    1. Modular CSS slide deck
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    Everything modular!

    Combine modular grids, type and CSS components together to get a website running quickly.

    1. Finding patterns
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    Forms

    Discover how to code interactive fillable forms.

    1. Forms slide deck
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    Complex forms

    Look at creating more complex & large interactive forms.

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    Tables

    Code complexly formatted data charts using the HTML table element.

    1. Tables slide deck
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    SaaS website planning

    Start your SaaS website by sketching, writing some text & starting to code.

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    SaaS website progress

    Start your SaaS website by sketching, writing some text & starting to code.

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    SaaS website testing

    Peer test everybody’s SaaS website on variety of platforms and devices.

    1. Course feedback
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    SaaS website completion

    Finish the SaaS website by the end of the term.

Marking scheme

Exercises — 75%

31 exercises @ 2.4% each.

  • Pass/fail — marked in class or automated.
  • Personal feedback given at specific intervals.

Big projects — 25%

1 milestones @ 25.0% each.

  • Letter grade.
  • Proof you learned everything.

Course learning requirements

1
Use modern tools to make websites

  • Host websites on cloud platforms
  • Use version control software to track code changes
  • Use online collaboration tools for getting assistance
  • Get feedback from automated tools and apply the suggested changes

2
Prepare websites for multiple devices and use cases

  • Make adaptive layouts that change and respond to different devices, screen sizes & type sizes
  • Use design techniques to structure layouts for increased usability of a website to meet any user’s need

3
Systemize websites

  • Create and use a responsive, adaptive grid systems for websites
  • Apply techniques to reduce duplication in typography code
  • Separate CSS into distinct chunks and files for maximum organization and reuse

4
Apply an understanding of proper file, folder, and code organization

  • Create links between pages, maximizing utility of URLs
  • Organize HTML, CSS, and images into standardized locations and folders
  • Group and collect CSS into separate organized files

5
Create functional user-friendly forms

  • Using modern & accessible techniques to design and build forms
  • Make forms functional with online cloud platforms

6
Layout data in charts

  • Use HTML tables with CSS to effectively design data
  • Make the data tables work on multiple devices using responsive techniques

7
Plan, prototype and develop websites

  • Sketch components & how they adapt to different screen sizes
  • Wireframe pages to describe the content and basic layout
  • Build responsive prototypes for websites for all devices
  • Test websites on multiple devices for the best compatibility

Vocational learning outcomes

Description Taught Assessed Culminating performance
1 — Conceptualize and develop design solutions using principles of design to create visual communications that meet the needs of the projects.
2 — Employ the design process to create design solutions that meet the project objectives and the needs of the client and/or user.
3 — Plan, create and use photography, illustration and typography in design layouts to meet the requirements of the creative brief.
4 — Design, develop and create a variety of media products using relevant, current and/or emerging technologies.
5 — Communicate ideas, design concepts and opinions clearly and persuasively to others.
6 — Use recognized industry practices throughout the design process and related business tasks.
7 — Plan, implement, and evaluate graphic design projects using project management skills to deliver quality work to clients according to schedule and within budget.
8 — Complete all work in a professional and ethical manner, and in accordance with all applicable legislation and regulations.
9 — Keep current with visual media design trends, technologies and industry practices using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
10 — Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Essential employability skills

Description Taught Assessed Culminating performance
1 — Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
2 — Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
3 — Execute mathematical operations accurately.
4 — Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
5 — Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
6 — Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
7 — Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
8 — Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
9 — Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
10 — Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
11 — Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions and consequences.