INFO 240 - Information Technology Tools and Applications

Web Design with HTML & CSS

Course Description

This is the first course I took during the 2017 Fall semester. Throughout the semester I learned and was able to apply techniques that focused on information architecture, cultural issues in website design, and modular web design using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. This course also covered issues related to optimizing images for the web, embedding media, social web and content management systems, accessibility and usability, as well as responsive web design.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Assessment

Each week I had to apply what I learned in the form of an assignment and a blog post answering various questions related to the week's topic, such as the value of checking the validation of a webpage, the advantages of using external CSS stylesheet over other CSS methods (example), describing ways to optimize images to reduce the file size, applying the CSS Box Model (example), applying components of responsive web design (example), using HTML tables and lists (example), forms (example), embedding media (example), and debating the advantages and disadvantages of Web 2.0, social media, and content management systems.

The course culminated with the design of a website that required the use of all the concepts learned throughout the semester. Click on the image below to access the final project.