The CS5 CSS Starter Page Series Lesson Plans for Teachers
Lesson Plan Published 12/8/10 Last updated on 2/28/20
In this article, I give my fifteen week lesson plan for teaching web design to graphic design majors. Most of them have minimal web design experience, and this may be the only course they have to learn as much as possible about the discipline. I use my CS5 CSS Starter Page series as the centerpiece of the course: http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=92A98 (free series on CommunityMX) I expose the students to hand coding basic HTML, marking up and styling a CSS layout (like the two-column, fixed-width, header, and footer CSS Starter Page), creating a comp in Fireworks, using CSS3, applying a custom font with @font-face, using Dreamweaver/Photoshop integration, and learning a bit about what's coming up fast in the web dev world! The lesson plan includes many links and resources.