Course Schedule

Please note that this schedule may change, though any changes will be announced in lecture.

Date (Wk) Reading(s) In lecture In Lab Due
Jan 4 (Wk01)

"The Dao of Web Design" (Allsopp, 2000)

"Creating Style Guides" (Robertson, 2014)

The Interwebs Introduction to P01: Process
HTML Basics Exercise
Jan 11 (Wk02)

"Designing Systems" (Chpt 1) from Atomic Design (Frost, 2016)

Styling the Webs Critiques
CSS Basics Exercise
Jan 18 (Wk03)

"Atomic Design Methodology" (Chpt 2) from Atomic Design (Frost, 2016)

Like Building Blocks Critiques
Grids Exercise
Jan 25 (Wk04)

"Thinking in Versions" (Chpt 1) from Git for Humans (Demaree, 2016)

The Utility Belt Introduction to P02: Company
P02 Intro
Git Exercise
P01: Process
Feb 1 (Wk05)

"Responsible Design" (Chpt 1) from Responsible Responsive Design (Jehl, 2014)

Devices and their Fickle Owners Critiques
CSS Positioning Exercise
Feb 8 (Wk06)

"Considering Accessibility" and "Disabilities and Impairments" (Chpt 1 & 2) from Accessibility for Everyone (Kalbag, 2017)

Usefulness Critiques
Accessibility Exercise
Feb 22 (Wk07)

"Getting Set Up" and "Understanding Data Types" (Chpt 1 & 2) from JavaScript for Web Designers (Marquis, 2016)

The Content King Critiques
JavaScript Exercise
Mar 1 (Wk08)

"Let's talk about design portfolios" (Fosco)

"The Worst Portfolio Ever" (Cornell)

Being the Unicorn Introduction to P03: Portfolio
P02 'Speed-dating'
P02: Company
Mar 8 (Wk09)

Pages 9-59 from SASS for Web Designers (Cederholm, 2013)

The Dark Side Critiques
Preprocessing
Mar 15 (Wk10)

No readings.

The Coding Quiz Critiques
More JavaScript
Mar 22 (Wk11)

No readings.

Turning it to 11 Critiques
Speed-optimization
Mar 29 (Wk12)

No readings.

Debugging Day Critiques
Speed optimization exercise
Apr 5 (Wk13)

No readings.

The Future Webs P03 'Speed-dating' P03: Portfolio