Webdesign Fundamentals and working in a team

October 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This week the students continued to work on designing their webpages. There was a good-sized learning curve with Dreamweaver. They have started to research and design their pages.  A good resource is AdobeTV.  After giving the students a tour of Dreamweaver, I asked to look at these videos of ideas on how to make Dreamweaver work.

Next week they will put it together and the entire site will be available for viewing. The challenge is getting the site’s pages to all work together and be aesthetically appealing.

Along with this we discussed the idea that the Internet has many layers of abstraction in our discussion forum on Piazza. I was very pleased to see how well the students understood abstraction.  They talked about layers and the importance of each layer. Many even understood that there was binary code at the lowest level. One student’s response was good and highly applicable to what they are doing right now and so to me was the winning response. 

“There are many layers of the internet, a website for example. It has a page with many subpages. Think of the whole internet as a big website filled with all sorts of subpages. Some people use some while others use other pages. There is something for everyone.”

AdobeTV Link: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-dreamweaver-cs5/simplified-site-setup-in-dreamweaver-cs5/

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