Web Design Reflection

Whenever I teach a new course I like to take time to reflect back on it. This enables me, so I can tweak the course for my future students. I had the privilege of teaching a new course called Web Design at 3 different colleges. I used the same textbook called Responsive Design with Html5,… Continue reading Web Design Reflection

Web Design Week 15

Yes, it is finals we for my web design classes. This week I will be reviewing both Mercy College’s students personal art portfolio websites and PACE University’s students nonprofit group websites. I am looking to seeing how all their sites turned out. Each class will take time to critique each other’s sites and provide constructive… Continue reading Web Design Week 15

Web Design Week 14

It is show and tell time this week for my web design classes. Teams will be presenting their group nonprofit sites that they have feverishly been working on the second half of the semester. The groups have made a tremendous effort to coordinate together even in a pandemic to build site that have meaning and… Continue reading Web Design Week 14

Web Design Week 13

This week in my web design classes, I covered other marketing tools like blogging, infographics, and mashup videos, so students will understand why these features are good to include into a website. We also discussed the importance of search engine optimization, usability testing, and website maintenance. Lastly, we talked about the steps for the life… Continue reading Web Design Week 13

Web Design Week 11

This week my web design students will be learning about how to incorporate JavaScript into a website. Javascript is used to add interactivity to any website, such as style text differently or ask a user to do some sort of activity on a webpage. The creative interactivity is more appealing to visitors and is often… Continue reading Web Design Week 11

Web Design Week 10

My web design students this week will be learning how to add audio and video using html and css to websites. By adding these new features both their personal and group websites can be more appealing to visitors. The main goal of any website is obviously to create interactive elements to draw more traffic to… Continue reading Web Design Week 10

Web Design Week 9

This week in Web Design students will learn about Media queries and how they help responsive designer format a web page no matter what screen is used. We will be diving into tables and forms, so data can be both captured and display as readable information. One example of forms is to obtain customer email… Continue reading Web Design Week 9

Web Design Week 6

This week web design we will be doing a review for next week’s midterm. Students will be choosing their groups and basic theme for the 2nd half of the semester. Each team is to design their own nonprofit website to support the local community. The team will be given several assignments to complete together to… Continue reading Web Design Week 6

Moodboards

The second week of web design class, I had students create a mood board to reflect their personal portfolio website. It was to include colors, typography, photos, textures, patterns, and anything miscellaneous that the student wants to consider including into their site. What is a Mood Board and how useful is it? is actually best… Continue reading Moodboards

Adjunct Orientation

Last night, I had the privilege of attending a fantastic orientation for Marist College’s adjunct professors. It was located in the new Hancock building on their Poughkeepsie campus. It was nice to meet and mingle with the deans, chairs and other teachers that represent each school at the college. It was great to be face-to-face… Continue reading Adjunct Orientation