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 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

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

Cobol Programmers Wanted!

IBM is looking for Cobol Programmers, so last night I decided to look up some names on LinkedIn, and so we will see what happens. I know that my father, Robert Wisor, worked to develop the COBOL business module. Somebody out there must remember his name, as it would of been a team effort of… Continue reading Cobol Programmers Wanted!

UX vs. UI Design

Web design is more than coding, it's an art form which deals with the client's needs and wants. Three big things web designers must consider: How will the user will interact with the website? How will the data will flow through the website? How to make the site stand out from other sites?I often see… Continue reading UX vs. UI Design

Discover Scratch Studio

Recently, I discovered Scratch.com, which is children’s programming app. What exactly is Scratch? Basically, it is a very simplistic form of teaching children how to code. It challenges children to build a program with bright blocks of code to create or solve a project. Here is a great video to watch that explains how to… Continue reading Discover Scratch Studio

Relational Databases

This week in class, students will be learning about different types of databases and how to create one. What is a database? and why do we need one? We review an Introduction to MS-Access video and discuss what is a relational database in comparison to a flat type list, which can often cause data redundancy.… Continue reading Relational Databases

Programming Languages

This week in class we will be studying various computer programming languages. While there are several both open source and proprietary software to choose from, the System Design Lifecycle (SDLC) is the same. Learn SDLC in 9 Minutes Video The 4 main questions any IT programmer should ask before selecting what program language to use:… Continue reading Programming Languages