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 12

This week’s web design class will be learning how to add social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter, to a website. Each team will be asked to include at least two media sites into their nonprofit site. Social media marketing can benefit a website, as it helps usually increases traffic back… Continue reading Web Design Week 12

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 7

This week my web design students learned about mobile first strategy and why it is important to start with the smallest screen device and work your way up to a desktop screen when designing a website. The class has the opportunity to create a mobile site this week as homework, so they explored the necessary… Continue reading Web Design Week 7

Web Design Week 3

This week students will covering Chapter 2 and learning how to code html web templates. Students will be completing several exercises in class to learn the html5 semantics elements. Semantics means those elements that have meaning to a web designer or web developer. The four basic semantics are: header, nav for navigation, main, and footer.… Continue reading Web Design Week 3

Web Design Week 2

This week for my web design course students will start to learn the basic of Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), which is the programming code that a computer’s internet web browser reads in order to display a websites. Students will hand code their first webpage using Notepad, which is a simple text editor and then… Continue reading Web Design Week 2

Adjunct Teaching

Over the weekend, I was asked, “What is an Adjunct Professor and what do they do?” The easiest way to explain the concept is that once a grad students completes their masters degree, then that graduate has the opportunity to teach in higher education at any college and/or university. The educational institutions are not required… Continue reading Adjunct Teaching

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

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