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Business and Information Technology Education
Fundamentals of Web Design
Students will acquire fundamental web authoring skills and design strategies through the application of XHTML incorporating Cascading Style Sheets and future trends in web programming/scripting. Once XHTML foundation skills are achieved, students will utilize a WYSIWYG editor and/or a graphics application package to produce standards based web sites. (This course can be substituted with Web Authoring Languages. This course can be substituted for Design Tools and Electronic Marketing in the animation career majors).
Carrie DeMuth
Fundamentals of Technology OR Business and Computer Technology
Explain and implement web design concepts, including page layout, font and color selection, graphic images, copyright and ethics, audience usability, file hierarchy, and navigation.

Select and implement basic web technologies, such as XHTML tables and frames, metadata, and Cascading Style Sheets.

Use web production applications and tools to create and manage pages and sites, create animated GIFs, and edit graphic image files, to enhance the user's experience.
Identify the Internet governing organizations and legal issues.

Research Internet standards, register a domain name, and identify the basic principles of the domain name system (DNS).
Identify the relationship between IP addresses and domain names, including: assignment of IP addresses within a subnet.

Define Internet communications protocols.

Demonstrate ways to communicate effectively and efficiently transfer text and binary files using the Internet.

Identify security-related issues related to Internet clients in the workplace and configure user customization features in web browsers including: preferences, caching, and cookies.

Construct a web page using a text editor and XHTML coding incorporating forms, frames.

Distinguish between and be able to use absolute and relative pathnames.

Identify differences in platforms, browsers, display settings, etc., and related accessibility issues.

Design and apply essential aspects of the Cascading Style Sheets standard for page layouts.

Define style precedence and style inheritance.

Identify pre-production requirements including storyboarding, researching, budgeting, prioritizing, drafting proposals, contracts and requirements documents, etc.

Identify and incorporate standards for usability, ease of navigation, accessibility, and internationalization.

Identify and construct appropriate "voice" for web delivery.

Follow steps involved for testing, optimizing, hosting, and implementation of website.

Identify and use design and color principles for web pages.

Optimize and export graphics.

Identify steps in the website planning development and/or maintenance process.

Define electronic commerce (e-commerce) and related technologies and concepts necessary to develop a secure, useful interface (i.e., storefront).

Represent technical issues to a non-technical audience.
(Select from the following)

CIW Site Development Associate

Brainbench (select two):
- WWW Concepts
- Web Design Concepts
- Options: HTML, XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver

Adobe Certified Associate: Web Communication with Adobe Dreamweaver

WOW Certified Web Designer Apprentice

WOW Academy: Web Yoda Associate Webmaster (WAW)
Brainbench -

Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) -

World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) -
Learning Web Design, ISBN 978-0596527525
Build Your Own Website the Right Way Using HTML & CSS, ISBN 978-0980455274
New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Introductory, ISBN 9780538746335
Web Development and Design Foundations with XHTML, ISBN 9780321530196
Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML, ISBN 978-0-596-10197-8
Adobe Dreamweaver: The Professional Portfolio, ISBN 978-0-9815216-9-5
Dreamweaver Digital Classroom, ISBN 978-0470410929
Learn Adobe Dreamweaver by Video: Core Training for Web Communication, ISBN 978-0321635013
Adobe Dreamweaver Classroom in a Book, ISBN 978-0-321-57381-0
Adobe Dreamweaver Illustrated, ISBN 9781439035795
Adobe Dreamweaver Revealed, ISBN 9781435482609
Adobe Dreamweaver Complete Concepts, ISBN 9780324788327
New Perspectives on Adobe Dreamweaver Comprehensive, ISBN 9781439036051 Online Learning Library
Adobe Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design
CIW Training Materials
The Non-Designer’s Design Book, ISBN 1-56609-159-4 and 1-321-30337-7 Online Learning Library
Career Cluster Resources for Information Technology -
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications E-Business Specialist
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications E-Commerce Designer
Marketing, Sales & Service Integrated Marketing E-Marketing Specialist
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications Interactive Media Specialist
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications Multimedia Assistant
Business Management & Administration Administrative & Information Support Office Information Specialist
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications Web Designer (Entry Level)
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications Web Producer
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications Web Specialist
Information Technology Web and Digital Communications Webmaster