AMERICAN STUDIES LAB

Last update 09/11/14

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Week of 09/08: General introduction to working on/for the web.

During this Lab we'll explore the Web Browser, discuss fundamentals of HTML coding, create a basic homepage, and discuss the ways in which content can be generated and installed. I'll assume you've purchased HTML for Dummies and have begun familiarizing yourself with HTML. You can also use web accessible tutorials like these:

  • We'll review this material on copyright, fair use and web citation.
  • For future reference, you may want to bookmark these pages:

    Week of 09/15:
    Intermediate HTML: Tables and Frames, Designing for the Web.

    Week of 09/22:
    Scanning: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Photoshop I -- ASLAB

    Before the lab, sign up for one of the photoshop exercizes and one of the scanning exercises.

    Photoshop for the Web: Making Great GIFs

    Week of09/29: Web Design -- ASLAB
    Also useful: A Designer's Sampler

    Week of 10/06: Dynamic Media: Audio and Video -- Clemons Media Center
    Also: Video Digitization: A Guide

    Before Class, sign up for one of the video exercises and one the audio exercises.

    Week of 10/13: Advanced Photoshop: Paul Volpe

    Week of 10/20:Tricks and Tools

    NOTE: For your final project, I'll either ask you to re-design an already existing site on xroads or, as we discussed, set you to work on two exhibits for Calaloo. In either case, you might begin now looking for xroads candidates for re-design, something that needs it and that would offer you an opportunity to bring to bear on it what you will have learned by the end of the semester.

    Week of 10/20: Dreamweaver?

    Week of 11/03: Fireworks?

    Week of 11/10:Advanced Photoshop?

    Week of 11/17:Advanced HTML?

    Week of 12/01:Workshop I: Site Redesign Proposals

    Week of 12/08:Workshop II: Site Redesign Drafts

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