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GRD 462 - Computer Graphics II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students will learn the tools and workflow necessary to create a website from the initial visual design and user interface to going live on the web. Students will use industry-standard software to create web pages, optimize images and generate HTML and JavaScript. This course includes instruction and practice creating media-rich animation and web pages with Macromedia Flash.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Competencies
  1. Understand the limitations and advantages of working in multi-media and the web.
    1. Understand the internet and its role in entertainment and commerce.
    2. Discuss the technical aspects of delivering text and graphics via the web and how bandwidth, hardware and software impact the user experience.
    3. Familiarize your self with the technical requirements of creating a website by studying the provided “Web Design Survival” and “HTML & Typography” hand outs
  2. Understand “best practices” workflow for creating a website
    1. Know how to plan for the design and user-interface of a website based on input from a client
    2. Discuss the current software available for site-management and the advantages and disadvantages of each package
    3. Understand the workflow (the way an actual website is created) from start to finish.
    4. Explain how workflow differs from being able to use a software package.
    5. Understand how a site is hosted, and the process for setting up an account with a web host provider
    6. Setup a file structure for accurately storing work related to a website.
    7. Complete projects according to written documentation
  3. Understand how to work within a “site” to manage files and links.
    1. Identify and explain the purpose of the tools and menus in the site management software
    2. Explain and manage memory requirements for site management software
    3. Know how to get online help for unfamiliar tools and procedures.
    4. Understand the relationship between the site window and the actual files on the hard disk
    5. Create and manage hyperlinks without errors
    6. Produce HTML files that utilize cascading style sheets to control typography globally.
    7. Import graphics and flash movies into designated folders within site without errors.
    8. Manage the various file types and formats correctly within a site
    9. Properly save and open site document
  4. Learn to use specialized software to author HTML, JavaScript, create and optimize graphics
    1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using authoring software to generate HTML vs. writing code by hand
    2. Identify and explain the purpose of the tools and menus in the authoring software.
    3. Know how to get online help for unfamiliar tools and procedures
    4. Explain and manage memory requirements for authoring software
    5. Produce a professional visual design and user interface.
    6. Understand how to import bitmap and vector graphics
    7. Produce efficiently sliced HTML files
    8. Produce JavaScript buttons with over and down states.
    9. Produce efficient, optimized graphics that look good and download fast
    10. Product HTML files that render accurately in all browsers and on all platforms.
    11. Proof work in browser to check for problems.
  5. Understand how to use animation software to author media-rich animation and navigation
    1. Identify and explain the purpose of the tools and menus in the authoring software
    2. Know how to get online help for unfamiliar tools and procedures.
    3. Explain and manage memory requirements for authoring software
    4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a 100% Flash generated site vs. a Flash/HTML hybrid site
    5. Produce efficiently created animation files using symbols and vector graphics
    6. Learn to write basic scripts to control selected aspects of your animation.
    7. Understand how to import bitmap and vector graphics.
    8. Export correctly optimized animation files to the proper folder within your website.
    9. Proof work in browser to check for problems
    10. Properly save original artwork as a native Flash file
  6. Use a responsible and professional lab techniques when creating websites.
    1. Use creative thinking skills to design the user interface and graphics.
    2. Spend necessary time in lab to produce quality projects.
    3. Complete projects by established deadlines



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