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

It’s A Wrap

It has been a very challenging semester for me, as I was teaching at five different colleges. I am proud of myself that I got to work for Marist, Mercy, MSMC, Pace University, and SUNY Ulster, as they’re such fine academic institutions. All the colleges students did excellent under the strict masked pandemic restrictions. However,… Continue reading It’s A Wrap

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 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 for Nonprofits

Today, I had an awesome guest speaker for my Mercy College web design students, Gail Orser from Strategies for Organizational Success LLC, to speak about her professional experience working with non-profits. She shared about the importance of creating a good mission and vision statements along with the need for nonprofits to develop SMART Goals for… Continue reading Web Design for Nonprofits

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