ART 227 - Web Graphics

Course Description

This course introduces students to design for the World Wide Web (WWW). The focus of this course will be aesthetic design that is functional and that encourages, enhances, and simplifies the web browsing experience. Students learn to design effective interactive websites using industry standard software, Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) editors and other web development software. Students will explore interface theory, design principles and develop visually rich web pages through hands-on experience. Demonstration, discussion and formal critiques will augment studio work. Upon successful completion of this course a student will be able to: Employ the theory and principles of effective user interface design. Apply the basic design principles to the structure of XHTML formatted web documents with emphasis on the visual aesthetic. Organize effective navigation between various interface designs. Apply basic XHTML code to web documents using visual editing software. Use image-editing software to produce optimized web graphics. Use a professional quality visual editor to develop and maintain web sites. Transfer files to a server using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Solve projects in a unique and creative manner. Produce content as an effective form of visual communication. Communicate issues of critical thinking skills through the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: ART 123, ART 208 and ART 211