Unit 1: Web design basics
In this project, students will get an introduction to the basic principles of web design, HTML, and CSS as they create a webpage. Through analyzing websites, they will learn to identify purpose and audience to use design principles to emphasize purpose and audience. They will also learn about the phases of web production and about publishing web projects.
Student product: Original webpage
Unit 2: Web design & planning
In this project, student teams build a website for a client. The client selects the topic and specifies the content to be included. Each student team interprets client needs in proposing design solutions for the site's navigation, page layout, look & feel, and content flow. Students write design documents to help them communicate clearly with the client.
Student products: Web production project plan and design solution document; website prototype, storyboard, wireframes, and design comps
Unit 3: Web development & deployment
In this project, student teams use their client-approved design documents for the technical build of a website. Teams will learn about technical features to enhance the look and feel, consistency, and usability of their websites. They will also learn how to conduct technical and usability tests of their client websites. Teams will create a presentation for the clients explaining how the site accomplishes the client goals.
Student product: Client website
Unit 4: Portfolios
In this project, students create the elements of a portfolio that features work they have completed and work to be completed, concentrating on a particular career area. As students create their portfolios, they plan, implement, and test their designs; students then reflect on and evaluate their work.
Student product: Portfolio