Welcome to Web Design and Publishing!

This course is based on the syllabus Dr. Cindy Royal developed. Dr. Royal designed this course to instruct students in Web site construction and design. Students will learn HTML/CSS/jQuery coding. Then the instructor will introduce students to popular Web design and graphics programs including Photoshop and iMovie, as well as the content management system WordPress. The course will cover the usage of graphics, sound and video and discuss the appropriateness of multimedia on Web sites for journalism, advertising, public relations, and e-commerce. Students will work on several small Web projects that will lead to a final multimedia project. The goal is to emphasize more than just the skills associated with individual programs, but the integration of several programs into designing effective and attractive Web sites.

In addition, the class will address social and theoretical implications of technology, such as the digital divide, cyberlaw, e-commerce, and Web content credibility and accessibility.

The course requires attendance at lab sessions and lectures, as topics tend to build upon one another. In past semesters, students who attended class regularly turned in the more creative, impressive projects. See below for examples.

The course time on most days includes lecture during the first half and lab time during the second half. Students will be expected to attend open lab hours to complete projects.

I look forward to a fun and creative semester.

Web sites




Lillie  Credit Repair  A Heroic Journey
Garrett  Houston City Guide  The Classic Label
Amanda  Knitting Site  ListenLive San Marcos
Terra  Writing Site  Disabled Pets Proactive
Taylor  Halloween Floods