Fall 2021 - IAT 339 D100
Web Design and Development (3)
Class Number: 4863
Delivery Method: In Person
Advanced theory and implementation of web media from a design perspective. Students will design and develop web media that focuses on communication and design issues for a variety of users. This course will address design methods and approaches for technical aspects such as content management, responsive design, and server-side support.
This course presumes you are prepared and willing to learn how to design the front-end of websites and code them by hand using HTML and CSS. If you are stronger in either aspect (designing or coding), the challenge for this course is for you to become stronger in the opposing aspect.
You will also be expected to develop websites in an accessible, semantic and responsive fashion by default, making use of fully standards compliant HTML and CSS.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Identify and analyze user purpose and experience in accessing web content.
- Prioritize and assess platform specific considerations in user's expectations of web design.
- Develop and analyze user requirements for the web for a variety of users.
- Critically analyze affordances of different web design paradigms and explain potential uses.
- Develop, implement and critique solutions to web design problems.
- Apply current industry web design standards (eg. coding practice, search engine optimization), tools (eg. file versioning, wireframing), and content management systems.
- Classify legal and ethical issues in publishing content on the web.
- Participation 5%
- Quizzes 25%
- Group Projects 30%
- Individual Projects 40%
This course uses the SIAT standard grading scale for final letter grades:
|Letter grade||Percentage range|
|A+||95% to 100%|
|A||90% to 95%|
|A-||85% to 90%|
|B+||80% to 85%|
|B||75% to 80%|
|B-||70% to 75%|
|C+||65% to 70%|
|C||60% to 65%|
|C-||55% to 60%|
|D||50% to 55%|
|F||0% to 50%|
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
For this term you will need access to:
- A laptop or tablet
- A code editor (we will use Visual Studio Code)
- A web browser (we will use Chrome at the start of the term)
- An FTP client (we will use Cyberduck)
- A git client (we will use GitAhead)
If you have a preference for another type of software you are welcome to use it.
Readings will be available digitally through Canvas.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place. Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).
Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required. You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.
Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.