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ART 170 - Web Graphic Design

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: ENG 100  or waived with permission of instructor,and Windows experience.

This course studies the field of graphic design and how it is implemented into the web page design. Initially the student will learn how to prepare media for the web such as typography, digital imaging and animation. During the course the student will implement prepared media and design theory into a personalized web site that will be published on the World Wide Web.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Utilize learned visual layout skills to design successful web sites.
  2. Prepare various media for the web utilizing raster based software (Adobe Photoshop).
  3. Layout a successful web site using a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) web page editor.
  4. Make use of file management within a web site environment.
  5. Publish web sites to the world wide web.
Listed Topics
  1. Graphic design aesthetics and compositional theory as applied to web page layout
  2. Extensive coverage of successful design solutions currently on the web
  3. Coverage of WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) web page editor:
  • Web Page Layout: inserting media, navigation, bookmarks and page properties
  • Web Publishing: uploading and downloading

   4. Coverage of raster based software :

  • Modes: bitmap, grayscale, duotone, indexed, RGB and CMYK
  • Selections, brushes, adjustments, filters and layers
  • Animation
Reference Materials
Software: Adobe Photoshop or comparable raster based software
Text: Designing Web Graphics. Lynda Weinman (required)
Text: Adobe Classroom in a book (suggested)
Online resources
Software demonstration
Student work examples
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006

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