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Gavilan College

Instructor Information

Sabrina Lawrence

Phone: 408 848-4885

Online Environment

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Take LIB732 Online Learning at Gavilan College. It's a free non-credit, self paced class. You can take all, some or none of it, depending on what you need. It will not show up on your transcripts. You should see it under your "My Courses".


Web Design

Fall 2016

Basic and intermediate principles of designing Web pages/sites using current web design software programs (including content management systems) and HTML. Emphasis will be on good design and the use of DHTML, XHTML, behaviors, and CSS. Also includes site maintenance and the integration of multimedia components such as graphics, sound, animation, and video.

This course is for the content person to design, develop, and maintain effective Web sites. It is cross listed as CSIS 85 and DM 85. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. May be repeated twice for credit.

ADVISORY: CSIS 6 or basic knowledge of HTML.

Class starts on August 29th and ends on December 16th. The course opens on August 29th at 8am. This course is taught entirely online.

Objectives of Course

  • Students will be able to design and construct high-level web pages using a html editor, content management systems, and/or CSS utilizing good design principles; working individually and in groups.
  • Students will know how to make a web page access- friendly.
  • Students will be able create a functional website with good design principles that contains at least 4 pages that demonstrate the use of tables, frames, lists, graphics, rollovers, and links.
  • Students will be able to upload (publish) the website that has been designed in order for it to be viewed by others.

Course Requirements

  • Discussion board assignments
  • Practice demonstration exercises
  • Group work
  • Quizzes
  • A final website project


90-100% = A
81-89% = B
71-79% = C
60-69% = D
Under 60% = F

Important Course Information


Students will be required to complete assigned readings, online forum discussions, lessons, and demonstrations each week. The practice demonstrations and lessons each week will contribute to building the final project. Therefore it is imperative to check in regularly through out the week and complete each weeks assignments. If you miss one, you may miss an important and required element for your final project.

Students are expected to know how to save files, copy and paste text, change file formats, send and receive email and attachments, and navigate the internet.

Students are responsible for their computer use and accessibility. Should your computer fail you are required to seek alternative computer use through a Gavilan College computer lab, or other viable source. computer problems are not legitimate reasons for not getting work turned in on time. Allow yourself plenty of time to get the work done well ahead of any deadline.    

There will be weekly due dates, but students may log on to complete work at any time during the week.

Required Text

Available at the Gavilan College bookstore or at other bookstores as well.

Required book (check out renting):

Basics of Web Design HTML5 & CSS3 by Terry Felke-Morris 3/E
ISBN-10:                    0133970744
ISBN-13:                    9780133970746

Recommended but not required:

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett 

ISBN: 978-1-118-00818-8

Attendance Policy


The college policy on attendance, as stated in the catalog is:

"students missing one more class hour than the unit value for a particular course, without making prior arrangements may, at the instructor's option, be dropped without possibility of credit."

Since this is an online course, and we don't have meeting times, the onus is on you. You'll have to show up in the class and finish the assignments and project and quizzes in order to get a decent grade. I strongly encourage you to keep up with the assignments each week.

We are learning a lot of different concepts that build on one another and it is very difficult to catch up if you fall behind.

ADA Accommodation Statement

Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.

Student Honesty Policy Reference Statement


"Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity.   Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal.


Last modified: August 26, 2016
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