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CAWT-170 - Website Development I - Teresa Pelkie

Course:Website Development I
Professor:Teresa Pelkie
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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My name is Teresa Pelkie and I will be your instructor for this course. I created my own business, WWW Sights, a website development company in 1996, developing websites for many local small business clients. I have taught classes in web development since 1999 at community colleges in San Diego County, and starting at Canyons in 2017. I am excited to be teaching this course and I look forward to working with you this semester!

Course Description

Introduces web site creation and remote web site administration using HTML, CSS, and FTP. Also includes related topics, such as information architecture, Internet infrastructure, security, and accessibility. Proficiency with Windows or Mac, the Internet, a browser, and a PC or Mac skills is assumed. Formerly CIT-170.

This 3-unit course introduces you to the creation of web sites using markup language and cascading style sheets (CSS). The markup language we will use is HTML5 (the latest version of the Hypertext Markup Language specification). We will also be working with CSS3 (the latest version of the cascading style sheet specification).

CAWT 170 is one of the courses required to complete an AS or Certificate of Specialization in Web Site Development or Web Publishing and Design offered by the Department of Computer Applications and Web Technologies (CAWT). This is the foundational course in the Certificate or AS course sequence and should be taken before any other courses in the program.

What to Expect in this Course

You will learn how to HAND code the HTML and CSS languages using an HTML editor, in addition to understanding how the code is used to structure and design a web page. You will learn how to upload a web site to a web server.

Types of Assessments

Quizzes, Discussion Board Assignments, Mostly Coding Assignments

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

LEARNING WEB DESIGN A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics 5th Edition by Jennifer Niederst Robbins O'Reilly Media

Web Style Guide, 4th Edition: Foundations of User Experience Design;

Other Relevant Course Information

It is assumed that you know how to use a computer and organize files.

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Last updated: 09/14/2021 Sub#: 620