This page lists the most important links and bits of information about the class.
See the Syllabus page for the full syllabus.
This course gives the students the tools to build standards-compliant, accessible, dynamic Web sites. Students will incorporate client-side and server-side scripting with advanced CSS to create intuitive and interactive web interfaces. The learning will take place in the context of a content management system. Contemporary web development processes and platforms will be explored. A foundational knowledge of programming concepts, HTML, CSS and design for the web is required for this course.
Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (3rd Edition)
Don’t get earlier editions. There have been significant enough changes that they won’t work for you in this class.
Book Web Site
(the book doesn’t start using files until chapter 4)
|Attendance, in-class performance||10%|
|Assignments and Quizzes||30%|
|Project Planning Documentation||10%|
|First Draft of Final Site (Theme)||15%|
You will need access to a computer that has:
- Access to the Internet
- Modern, standards-compliant browser.
- FTP program
- Image Editor
Here are more details:
- Sublime Text 2: [OSX/Win/Linux] Free trial (which never expires), $60
- Komodo Edit: [OSX/Win/Linux] $0
- Notepad++: [Win]
All of the above editors are installed on the classroom computers at BMCC.
You need an FTP tool to transfer your files to the server. If you use an IDE like Dreamweaver or Aptana it’s built in. There are also stand along software. One that is installed in the classroom computers and free for you to download is Filezilla: