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Section #32400
January 28 - May 25, 2019

You may take this class totally online!!!
No classroom attendance required.

Advanced Web Design Online Class

GCMW 202 is a follow-up to GCMW 102. The Web is changing, standards for coding your Web pages are changing and new technologies are evolving. Dreamweaver has been keeping up with those changes. Although it is now imperative that Web Designers understand how to use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to create the design of their pages, it is difficult for new students to master this in their first semester of Web Design classes. There is not enough time to adequately cover CSS and Page Layout along with the basics of Web Design. Therefore, this class will concentrate heavily on using CSS to create attractive, professional Web pages that are standards-compliant and that download quickly.

Prerequisites

GCMW 102 or the equivalent knowledge/experience. You should know how to create normal HTML Web pages and know how to use FTP to upload files to the server. You may use Dreamweaver or other software to do this.

Required Textbooks - Free Version Available

Software Requirements:

There are no absolute software requirements for this class. I highly recommend that you use the software that you are most comfortable with for developing Web pages. You may use Adobe Dreamweaver, or you may use a text editor, which you can find for free. There will be suggestions in the class.

Other software that you will need are the free Adobe Acrobat Reader and an unzipping (decompression) program such as the free Stuffit Expander to unzip files.

You will need an image editing program to create and edit images for your site, as well. Adobe Photoshop works well, and you'll be able to download and use a trial version of that program. It will be good for one month only, so don't install the trial until you are ready to use it.

Adobe software is also available for your use in Computer labs on campus. All of our students are welcome to use those labs as they wish.

After you enroll in class, you are eligible for Academic Prices on software. (Note: When you purchase software at academic prices, you are getting complete versions of the programs. You need not worry about reduced functionality. The difference between the Academic version of Dreamweaver and the Full version is in the licensing. The academic version is only licensed for academic or private use. The regular version is licensed for commercial use.)

Adobe is also offering good prices on bundles that include many of the popular Adobe products such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator. One of the best places to purchase an academic version of the Adobe software is at Foundation for California Community Colleges.

Logging on to the class site:

Connections to our online Web site will be activated at https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/atrc/lms-login/ on January 28th, the first day of the semester. On that page, click on the "Canvas" graphic. It will ask you to login.

Username: Students registered for this class will use their nine-digit student identification number for their UserID to login. Be sure to type in all 9 digits.

Passwords: For your password, use the same password that you use on eServices.

Once you are logged on to the system, you will see your classes listed on your dashboard. Click on the link to the Page Layout for the Internet, GCMW 102/202 class. Then read the "Instructions" that you will see on the first page. They tell you what to do.

You don't have to log in at any particular time of day. During the course you will be logging in frequently, but at times that are convenient to your schedule. You will have an assignment due at the end of the first week of classes, so it is important that you do login during the first few days of class.

Any problems finding the class - email me at: jfontanella@palomar.edu.

eServices Email Address: Be sure to check your email address on eServices. Keep it updated so that if a teacher wants to send you some information, she will be able to. You can add a non-Palomar address, and then mark it as your "Preferred" email address. That way you can receive your Palomar email at the address that you use most often. Also, if you are unsure of your password for Blackboard, you can use the "Forgot Password" link, and the password will be sent to your preferred address.

Check Back:

This page will be updated to reflect any changes in information about the class. Please check back often. Once you have registered for the class, be sure to get your books and software so that you are ready to start the first week of class.

Applying to Palomar and Registering for the Class

You can now apply to Palomar College Online and register for the class. Please go to the Application Page.

Your application to Palomar College is free. When you apply, you will be given a student ID number. Once you have your student ID number, you will be able to register online for classes. Register at: https://eservices.palomar.edu/psp/pals9prd/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&