AR 314 Advanced Graphic Design I
The focus of your work this semester will be on creating a personal, professional web site which will showcase your resume, creative images from your portfolio as well as a statement about your goals as a designer. You will take it live to the internet using an ftp client. You will get your own domain name and learn to update and maintain your website.
Goals of the Course:
-Plan a Web site design based on the function and content of the information to be delivered. Extend that understanding to helping solve client needs in the future.
-Create a site map that visually shows the plan of each page in your site and how the architecture of the site is conceived.
-Develop user-friendly pages with bandwidth-saving techniques and clear navigation systems.
-Integrate prior graphic design experience to the Web site design.
-Develop Color Schemes using Adobe Kuler or
Dreamweaver Tutorial, Part 1 My video introduction
Term Assignment. Develop a comprehensive personal website which promotes you and your visual portfolio work you have done to date at Albertus. Include an About Me page, Resume and Gallery page with links out to individual pages of images.
Develop front page sites using 3 or 4 of the "free" site builders such as Squarespace, Weebly, Jimdo, Tumblr, Wix.
Upload and host online.
Tradition of Honor: As a member of the Albertus Magnus College Community, each student taking this course agrees to uphold the principles of honor set forth by this community, to defend these principles against abuse or misuse and to abide by the regulations of the College. To this end, every student must write and sign the following statement at the end of each examination: "I declare the Honor Pledge."
Tradition of Respect: In our class: 1) Everyone is allowed to feel they can work and learn in a safe and caring environment; 2) Everyone learns about, understands, appreciates, and respects varied races, classes, genders, physical and mental abilities, and sexualities; 3) Everyone matters; 4) All individuals are to be respected and treated with dignity and civility; and 5) Everyone shares the responsibility for making our class, and the College, a positive and better place to live, work, and learn.
Special Needs and Accommodations: Please advise the instructor
of any special problems or needs at the beginning of the semester or mod.
Those students seeking accommodation based on disabilities should provide
a Faculty Contact Sheet obtained through the Academic Development Center in
Aquinas Hall, (203) 773-8590.
WITHDRAWING FROM A COURSE:
It is the responsibility of the student to officially drop or withdraw from a course. However, failure to attend a course for 14 calendar days may result in an administrative withdrawal from the course. The policies on course withdrawals and administrative withdrawals may be found online at http://www.albertus.edu/policy-reports/academic-policies-regulations-ug#apgr
Albertus Magnus College adheres to the definition of a credit hour in compliance with, and as defined by, NECHE commission policy.
Virtual Training Co. Photoshop CS2 Essential Training with Michael Ninness... Free
Lynda.com has video tutorials that cover Dreamweaver, Photoshop, FTP and more
ADOBE TV Dozens of Videos from Adobe on using Dreamweaver.
Any mass market bookstore will have numerous Photoshop titles for sale in the computer section. Although not required you may want to pick up a book that fits your budget an learning style to have as a reference.
The Non-Designer's Design Book, Second Edition - Robin Williams (Author); Paperback
Niederst, Jennifer. Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics,
and Beyond. Sebastopol, CA:O'Reilly, 2003.
Website Design Awards