Web Layout Design and Typography
I. Course Prefix/Number: ART 267
Course Name: Web Layout Design and Typography
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 6 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
B. Create effective information architecture in a web layout
C. Incorporate design principles in web site layout
D. Use typography effectively in web layout design
E. Use color effectively in web layout design
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Project definition
2. Interface design
3. Visual design
B. Web design principles
1. Content design
2. Information design
a. User needs
b. Analyzing information
c. Acting on information
d. Managing information
3. Navigational design
a. Document structure
b. Information structure
c. Site map
d. Navigational controls
4. Interactivity design
C. Designing type for the Web
1. Text formatting
3. Tone of page
4. Graphics as text
2. Visual variety
4. Focal points
6. Tables and frames
E. Graphical Elements
1. Limitations of the web
2. Graphics usage
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. Attend critiques with completed work
C. Complete assigned artwork by due date
D. Quizzes and final exam
E. Maintain professional attitude
IX. Instructional Materials
Flash drive or portable hard drive.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Completion of projects and participation in critique are required. Course instructors will base grades and evaluation on specified elements and percentage weights.
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.