Web Design (Matisse)
- Level Middle School
- Contact Hours 160
- Timeframe Year
In this project-based course, students learn how to build their own web pages using the languages of HTML and CSS. They will create their own live homepages to serve as portfolios of their creations. This is a one-year course for middle school students.
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Getting Started - What is the Web?
Students are provided with a high-level introduction to the Internet and how it functions, investigate how the Internet has impacted society over time and set course goals for themselves.
HTML - Structuring Websites
Students learn about the language behind all websites: HTML. Students learn about several different HTML tags as well as the basic structure of a web page. Students use HTML to develop several of their own creative web pages.
CSS - Styling Websites
Students learn the language CSS and use it to style their web pages. Students learn about the benefits of styling with CSS and will use CSS to create several styled web pages of their own.
Project - Create Your Homepage
Students build their own websites about themselves. This site will be accessible on their own custom domain and will be continually improved by the student as they continue on in the course. It will serve as a running portfolio of each creative project they create in the course.
Advanced HTML and CSS
This module dives deeper into different things we can do with HTML and CSS. Students practice advanced topics in HTML and CSS, including visibility, image filtering, interaction, and animation, to develop more advanced websites.
Designing User Interfaces
This module introduces students to the theory and practice of user interface design. Students learn about what makes an engaging and accessible user interface and will employ an iterative design process including rapid prototyping and user testing to design and develop their own engaging web pages.
In this project, students work in teams to design, prototype, test, and develop a final website.
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In today's world, web pages are the main medium for sharing ideas and information. Learning to design websites is an incredibly useful skill for any career path. This Professional Development course prepares teachers to teach a successful Web Design course with CodeHS.View Units CodeHS PD Options
Web Design (Matisse) is aligned with the following standards
|Standards Framework||View Alignment|
|South Dakota Web Development 1||View (68.4%)|
|South Dakota Web Development 2||View (60%)|
|Arizona 7||View (52.2%)|
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