Web Design & Development Level I:

Web Design First Steps: HTML, CSS & JavaScript

Instructor:  Kris DeBruine
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fall Quarter, 2014 – 9 Weeks
October 1 - December 3, 2014 (No class the week of Thanksgiving)


This course is designed as an introduction to web design with an emphasis on essential markup languages. Students will create a simple multi-page website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Students will hand-code their web documents rather than relying on a web editor (i.e. Dreamweaver) in order to gain a firm grasp of HTML and CSS syntax. During the last two weeks, students will experiment with JavaScript to add dynamic functionality to their websites. We will utilize the popular JQuery library to add advanced features to our websites. Students will create a website on their own hosting account. The course is a hybrid course with weekly face-to-face sessions and corresponding online resources and assignments.

Weekly class sessions will consist of lectures, discussion and guided demonstrations. Our time together each week will be packed with important information and skills, therefore attendance is critical to a student’s progress in the course.

The online portion of the course will consist of reading assignments, web development assignments and quizzes. In addition to the two hours of weekly class time, students should expect to invest another two to five hours to homework each week.


  • FTP and Web Servers
  • HTML and HTML5
  • CSS and CSS3
  • Positioning and layout with CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery

Course Materials

Web Hosting Account
Each student is required to purchase a web hosting account for the duration of the course (3 months of hosting) from an approved hosting provider (approximately $36). The accounts must meet minimum requirements which include cPanel access, an FTP account, mySQL 5.0+ and PHP 5.2.4+. Web hosting sign-up information will be provided when students register for the course. The web host must be compatible with the latest version of WordPress.

Please refer to the Textbooks page for detailed information on course materials for this class.

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