CIS 144 - Web Authoring and Publishing

Syllabus - Spring 2000

James Q. Jacobs, Instructor.
Home phone: (8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

Materials: You will need two 3.5" HD diskettes.
Textbooks:  Dreamweaver 3 Visual QuickStart Guide
You can substitute the Dreamweaver 4 textbook if you own 4.0.
We will also use information available online.

Course Description: Designing and publishing Web documents. Creating a Web site using basic hypertext markup language (HTML) tags and converting existing documents to HTML. Using advanced features of HTML, forms, tables, images and frames. Accessing and utilizing scripts. Introduction to available tools for creating and editing HTML documents, especially using the application Dreamweaver 3.0.

Course Objectives.  Students will be able to: Understand HTML, design and publish Web documents, create a Web site, use Dreamweaver 3.0 software.

Course Outline, Meeting Times and Schedule: Classes are held on Fridays, April 13 to May 4, from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. in SMC Room 314. Each class will be a combination of lecture and hands-on tutorials. You are expected to attend all class sessions. This is a hands-on class. If you have more than one unexcused absences you will be withdrawn from the course. Web site assignments are separately described.


HTML editors. Using Macromedia Dreamweaver 3.0. Creating HTML styles. Creating Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Formating with Style. Dreamweaver tutorials.


Assignment One due. Setting up a local site using Dreamweaver. Creating and formatting forms. Creating a jump menu. Forms reading.


Quiz One due and Assignment Two due. Creating frames. Plug-ins. Active Content. Multimedia. Publishing your Web site.


Quiz Two due. and Assignment Three due. Managing your Web sites. Final presentations. Final quiz.

Grading: Quizzes 20%, Web Pages 60%, Final Test 20%.
You must complete all assignments to obtain a passing grade.
Grading scale is 90+ = A, 80+ = B, 70+ = C, 60+ = D.