Students are encouraged to collaborate on projects.

Welcome to Web Design and Publishing!


This course is designed to instruct students in Web site construction and design. Students will learn HTML/CSS coding and then be introduced to popular Web design and graphics programs including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and JQuery, as well as the multimedia program iMovie. The course will cover the usage of graphics, sound and video and discuss the appropriateness of multimedia on Web sites for journalism, advertising, public relations, and e-commerce. Students will work on several small Web projects that will lead to a final multimedia project using Wordpress as a content management system. The goal is to emphasize more than just the skills associated with individual programs, but the integration of several skills into designing effective and attractive Web sites.

In addition, the class will address social and theoretical implications of technology, such as the digital divide, cyberlaw, e-commerce, and Web content credibility and accessibility.

Web Design Conferences and Events

  • SXSW - Giant conference in Austin covering tech, music and film
  • International Symposium in Online Journalism - UT conference that attracts professionals and scholars, with an accompanying journal
  • Online News Association - Professional organization that hosts an annual conference with excellent training opportunities
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    Due on Sept. 26 - Troubleshooting Exercise. Can you correct all the mistakes on this page? There are 10 problems that can be fixed by simply adjusting code. Make the site look exactly like the one that is presented on the screen. Make sure all links work, all images show, all content shows, layout reflects the example. Only fix problems on the home page, but make sure links to other pages work.

    Hint: most of the changes are in the html, but one can be fixed in the CSS. Don't over think. These are simple coding changes, not major design adjustments.

    When you are done, ftp your "trouble" folder to the public_html folder on your site. Make sure everything works after you ftp it, as well.