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 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 8 & IBM

This week my web design class is having a guest speaker from IBM, Lorraine Trapani and IBM mascot Ai Jackie, who is from Guiding Eyes for the Blind pup. Lorraine will discuss their partnership and share about the amazing Ai smart collars, like Jackie wears, that IBM created in conjunction with North Caroline State college… Continue reading Web Design Week 8 & IBM

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

Web Design Week 5

This week my web design students are learning what are Cascading Stylesheets along with how to create external CSS file and link it a HTML index file. Obviously, they’re finding out there a lot of coding involved to set up CSS, as it is called “reskinning” a website. However, CSS makes it way easier to… Continue reading Web Design Week 5

Text Editors & FTP Apps

Since I am teaching the same web design course for 3 colleges this semester I need to make sure certain programs work. Obviously, each college has a computer lab that is different from other. Tonight’s art class explored Text editors and File Transfer Protocol applications in the Marist College’s Steel Plant Mac lab. Part of… Continue reading Text Editors & FTP Apps

Web Design Week 1

This week, I will be teaching at a few more colleges, which includes Marist and MSMC along with SUNY Ulster. My website’s blog for the next 15 weeks will be focused on Web Design, because it is the main course I am teaching this semester. The textbooks I am using is Responsive Web Design with… Continue reading Web Design Week 1