Basic Web Design: HTML & CSS

Enrollment Message:

How to design a beautiful and functional website. Students will learn how to take their design and translate it into a live website using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) programing languages. HTML5 and CSS3 will be the standard versions used in the class. Students will understand design components of websites, including the use of color, layout and when to use different techniques, typography rules, and the importance of imagery. At the conclusion of the course, students will present a website to the class. Upon completion of this course, each student will have hands-on experience creating a fully functioning website. Prerequisites:None. Students do not need to have a previous technical background with HTML or CSS prior to taking this course.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

Recognize and understand HTML web page elements.

Know how to write basic HTML code.

Understand and apply effective web design principles.

Enhance web pages using text formatting, color, graphics, images, and multimedia.

Understand and apply CSS to format web page elements.

Apply accessibility standards.

Plan, design, and publish a multi-page website.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Intro to Web Design

Module 2: Layouts and Function

Module 3: Beautification

Module 4: Dynamic Layouts

Module 5: Audio and Video

Module 6: Final Project

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient.

HTML Text Editor (choose one): 

(a) TextEdit – For use on Mac – comes with Mac Operating System 

(b) Notepad – For use on Windows – comes with Windows Operating System 

(c) Text – For use on Chromebook – free app download from the Google Store 

Image Editing Software (choose one): 

(a) Pixlr – https://pixlr.com/editor/ (in-browser) 

(b) GIMP – http://www.gimp.org (downloadable program) 

Web-hosting and basic in-browser FTP: 

Neocities – https://www.neocities.org

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@mivu.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient. See Technology Requirements section for details on required software.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: National Business Education Association
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 10201
MDE Endorsement Code: NR - Computer Science
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Accelerate Education
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus