The focus of this course is to provide students with the fundamental understanding of the Web standards, such as XHTML and CSS, and how they can be used in development of Web applications.
The course has no formal prerequisites but students are expected to have some programming experience.
RECOMMENDED TEXT and Resources:
Leslie Sikos - Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML (Link on Amazon) (Recommended by not required)
- Class participation [10 points]
- Assignments [40 points]
- Assignment 1: Markup languages (due Feb 6)
- Assignment 2: Stylesheets (due Feb 20)
- Assignment 3: Client side scripting (due March 20)
- Assignment 4: Graphics (due April 17)
Tuesday 11:00-12:00, 709 Information Science Building (135 North Bellefield Avenue)
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Markup languages
- Client-side and server-side scripting
- Metadata, semantic Web
- Web syndication
- Graphics, audio, and video
|1||Jan 16, 2014||Introduction and overview||Introduction to course|
|2||Jan 23, 2014||Markup languages |
Assignment 1 posted
|3||Jan 30, 2014||Markup languages ||XML|
|4||Feb 6, 2014||Stylesheets|
Assignment 1 due
Assignment 2 posted
|5||Feb 13, 2014||Scripting - Client side||Document Object Model|
|6||Feb 20, 2014||Scripting - Client side|
Assignment 2 due
|7||Feb 27, 2014||Server side technologies||Overview|
|8||March 6, 2014||Midterm|
Assignment 3 posted
|9||March 13, 2014||Spring break|
|10||March 20, 2014||Server side technologies|
Assignment 3 due
|11||March 27, 2014||Graphics, Audio, and video||SVG|
|12||April 3, 2014||Metadata, Semantic Web|
Assignment 4 posted
|13||April 10, 2014||Optimized apperance||Layouts|
Embedding external content
|14||April 17, 2014||Accessibility and Internationalization|
Assignment 4 due
|Defining Web Accessibility|
|15||April 24, 2014||Final project||Demo session|
Academic Integrity: You are expected to be fully aware of your responsibility to maintain a high quality of integrity in all of your work. All work must be your own, unless collaboration is specifically and explicitly permitted as in the course group project. Any unauthorized collaboration or copying will at minimum result in no credit for the affected assignment and may be subject to further action under the University Guidelines for Academic Integrity. You are expected to have read and understood these Guidelines. A document discussing these guidelines was included in your orientation materials.
Attendance: Class attendance, while not mandatory, is required if you want to succeed in this course, especially since the course does not have any course book and it involves a lot of in-class discussions. If you have missed the lecture, make sure that you have a copy of the slides. All the lecture materials will be uploaded online. The class participation credit is engineered to encourage your attendance.
Late Submissions: Homework or projects submitted after due date will be accepted, but your objective grade will be scaled so that you lose 10% of the grade for every late day. I.e., if you will submit your work one week late, you will lose 70% of the grade.
Concerning Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890/(412) 383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
An important note on plagiarism: Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive no credit for the assignment on which the cheating occurred. Additional actions -- including assigning the student a failing grade in the class or referring the case for disciplinary action -- may be taken at the discretion of the instructors. You may incorporate excerpts from publications by other authors, but they must be clearly marked as quotations and properly attributed. You may obtain copy editing assistance, and you may discuss your ideas with others, but all substantive writing and ideas must be your own or else be explicitly attributed to another, using a citation sufficiently detailed for someone else to easily locate your source.