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Schedule

Lecture topics are listed in the 2nd column of the table below.

Assignment due dates are listed in bold in the 3rd column of the table.

Note!

Late assignments and tests lose 50% of their total point value.

 

File management problems will result in a deduction of 20% from the score until corrected.

 

Assignments may be revised for an updated grade and turned in up until the next-to-the-last week of class.

 

Tests cannot be revised for extra points.

 

Where listed below, some lecture demonstrations are only for in-class sections and do not apply to the Desire2Learn DL section.

Week 1 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, September 30
Course Orientation    
  Syllabus    
  Getting to Know You (in-class only)    
  Web Platforms    
  Folder structure for this class    
  CSS Revisited Read Tutsplus article: 30 CSS Selectors you must know.  
  pseudo-element selectors    
  reset.css    
  Responsive Web Design and CSS3 media queries    
  Grid and the grid concept in CSS    
  Flexbox
Responsive Flexbox Example
Start Cal 1 next week
       
Week 2 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, October 7
Project 1 and customization option discussed Start Project 1 (nifty) in two weeks
  Mobile-Friendly Test    
  iframe example Cal 1 Sunday, October 7
  JavaScript and related    
  JavaScript form validation vs. other types  
  CSS Pre-Processors Start Cal 2 next week
  LESS, Sass, Stylus    
  LESS Mixins    
       
Week 3 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, October 14
Tuesday: Project 1 Q&A
Continue Project 1 (nifty) Due next week
Tuesday   Cal 2 Sunday, October 14
Tuesday Ecommerce    
Tuesday SEO    
Thursday User Experience vs. Usability Read UIE: 5 Second Test  
Thursday Usability Testing Overview    
Thursday Video: Rocket Surgery Made Easy Usability Test    
Thursday

4 Usability Testing roles:

  • Facilitator (script reader)
  • Client (notetaker)
  • Test Subject (commenter)
  • Spectator (observer for all days)
Start Usability Testing Round 1 - The Plan next week
Thursday Usability Testing Demonstration,
Usability Testing Round 1 -- scheduling
   
       
Week 4 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, October 21
Facilitator Script Complete Usability Testing Round 1 - The Plan
Sunday, October 21
Thursday Thursday: Project 1 Q&A (Optional Attendance) Complete and upload
Project 1 (nifty)
Sunday, October 21
    Continue Midterm Website (midtermsite) next week
       
Week 5 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, October 28
Server-Side Scripts: PHP, ASP    
  Making forms work    
  Uploading to Instructor's Web Server    
    Midterm Site Sunday, October 28
  Project 2 discussion Start Project 2 (nifty) Due in three weeks
       
Week 6 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, November 4
Project 2 PHP discussion (cont.) Continue Project 2 (nifty) Due in two weeks
    Complete Usability Testing Round 2 - The Plan Sunday, November 11
  Usability Testing Round 1    
  Spectator UX Form    
       
Week 7 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, November 11
Usability Testing Round 1 (cont.) Usability Testing Round 1 Report (client notes) Sunday, November 11
  Website Performance    
  Project 2 Q&A Continue Project 2 (nifty) Due next week
       
Week 8 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, November 18
Nifty Q&A Complete and upload
Project 2 (nifty)
Sunday, November 18
  Blog Integration Example - Tumblr and Blogger    
  Blog Integration with WordPress    
       
Week 9 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, December 9
Q&A Final Website    
Warning!
Last week
to turn in late assignments or revisions
Usability Testing Round 2    
       
Week 10 In-Class and Lecture Topic Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Sunday, December 9
Usability Testing Round 2    
    Complete and upload Final Website Due this week (if part of Usability Testing), or next week
       
Week 11 Final Week Out-of-Class -- what you should be doing Due Date -- assignments are due at 11:59pm of the date listed
Ends on
Thursday, December 12
no class Upload Usability Round 2 Report (client notes) -- CLIENTS! Be sure to turn in the notes you took to get credit for the Client part of this test. Thursday, December 12
    Complete and upload Final Website Due this week (if not part of Usability Testing)