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HTMLII Prerequisites

HTMLI or equivalent. Ability to work competently within the Macintosh or Windows operating system is essential, including saving and copying files, using Zip disks, opening applications, etc.

Required Book

HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide
by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy
O'Reilly and Associates, Publishers

Recommended Book

Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 4 in 21 Days
by Laura LeMay and Denise Tyler

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Course Description

We will start with a review of basic and obscure HTML fundamentals, followed by an introduction to frames, forms, advanced table construction, the META tag, and client-side imagemaps. We will then review traditional programming concepts and practices, followed by a short introduction to JavaScript programming.

Class Requirements

HTMLII is graded on a CR/NC (credit/no-credit) basis. For a passing grade, students are required to:

  • Attend 4 out of 6 classes
  • Deliver a 4 to 6 page, original website as a final project

Note: Final Projects should only include HTML code that is appropriate for them; it is not necessary to use everything that we learn in class. Projects MUST be coded, by hand, from scratch; NO WYSIWYG EDITORS, no cut-and-paste, no BBEdit or HomeSite tools. Remember that the final project is an exercise, and that the only way to learn HTML is by typing it ALL out for YOURSELF.

Final projects are graded on: 1) clarity and ease of navigation, and 2) clarity of code. They should download quickly, and not be cluttered with unnecessary animation or multimedia elements. Projects are NOT graded on graphical content, design, or depth of content; prototype sites with filler content are acceptable. WARNING: Students caught recycling Michael's code examples in their final project will NOT receive a passing grade.

Note: Michael is highly entertained by humorous sites, and encourages your most amusing efforts! Personal, serious, corporate, or business websites are also acceptable.

HTMLII Student Disk

Standard Graphics Folder

Note: All .sit and .zip archives were created using Stuff-It Deluxe 5.5. Version 5 .sit archives require the latest version of Stuff-It Expander, the standard Macintosh decompression utility, available for both Mac and PC. You can pick it up free at http://www.aladdinsys.com/expander/index.html.

Example Pages

Last Updated: April 17, 2001