nyu-web-design / course-materials

Syllabus

Course description

Introduces students to both the practice of web design and the basic principles of computer science. The practice component covers not only web design but also current graphics and software tools. The principles section includes an overview of hardware and software, the history of computers, and a discussion of the impact of computers and the Internet.

Tentative lecture topics

Grading

You will receive a grade calculated mechanically on the following rubric.

Textbook

Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics, 5th Edition
Jennifer Robbins
ISBN: 978-1-491-96020-2

Getting help

Help resources available to you are listed in order of “seriousness” of your problem:

FAQ

Students are expected to consult the Student FAQ prior to asking questions of the tutors, professor, or other students. This allows us to focus our time on questions of greater significance.

Messaging

Our course uses Slack as its main communication channel for announcements and discussion. This is a good place to ask questions that anyone - other students, graders, tutors, or the professor - can answer.

Create a private channel in Slack named assgn_fb1258, where fb1258 is replaced with your own NYU Net ID. Invite the graders to that channel (we will tell you how to do this).

You are not required to supply any personally-identifiable information when signing up for slack. Discuss with the professor if you have concerns or questions about privacy.

Tutoring

Tutors for this course are waiting to answer your questions remotely using Zoom meeting software.

Tutoring hours (all times in Eastern Time):

Additional tutoring resources

Academic support is also available through the University Learning Center.

Talk with the professor

i6 account

In addition to your NYU Home Account, we will be using a special computer account on a Unix Web server named i6.cims.nyu.edu which will be assigned to you automatically based on your enrollment. This is called an i6 account and we will use it to host our websites.

Required software and hardware

Macintosh computers with all of the necessary software installed are available to you in the ITS labs. You do not need your own computer nor do you need to purchase any software. However, you will be learning how to use various programs and may wish to have access to them at home or on your laptop. In this case, you must purchase your own license or use a trial version, which is sometimes available from the publisher. You can download software provided by ITS to all students, including SFTP programs, by going to the ITS software page.

Using the computer labs

The main computer lab to use for this class is the LaGuardia Co-op, located at 541 LaGuardia Place. There are other labs on campus, but this is also where tutors will be available to meet with you.

Saving your work in the lab

You will be able to save your work in the ITS labs under your NYU Home Account and/or on your own flash drives. Although you can write to the hard disks of the machines in the labs, you cannot be sure that you will have access to the same machine the next time you enter the lab and the drives in the lab are frequently erased. A good option is to upload your files online and download them as needed.

Assignments

Submitting

All assignments will be submitted by pushing code to GitHub.

Late penalty

Extensions

Regrades