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Adobe Dreamweaver

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAB170

       Course Name: Adobe Dreamweaver

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: General knowledge of basic HTML.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course introduces a popular HTML editor. Content includes learning how to lay out Web pages using AP elements, tables, style sheets, rollovers and forms; building a Web site and learning how to upload files to a remote server; introduction to the DHTML and animation capabilities of the Web authoring software.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
•    Customize the work area
•    Define a Web site
•    Use layout to place objects on a web page
•    Create tables, templates, frames, rollovers, and forms
•    Use WYSIWYG and HTML modes
•    Describe many labor-saving tools and features that help automate the design process
•    Create style sheets, templates and libraries to create consistency between web pages
•    Use DHTML techniques to animate objects on a web page
•    Demonstrate clear, consistent web page design principles
•    Describe the differences in web browsers
•    Upload files to a web server

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• 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.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A. Introduction
     1. Internet Primer
     2. Web authoring software tour

B. Web site control – Basics of web page development
     1. Define a site
     2. Insert images and text
     3. Page properties
     4. Site management
           
C. Hypertext
     1. Links
     2. Anchors
     3. Image maps

D. Managing Text
     1. Working with fonts
     2. Aligning elements
     3. Creating lists
     4. Layout

E. Tables
    1. Using tables for page layout
    2. Creating forms


F. Style
     1. Cascading style sheets
     2. Templates

G. Forms
     1.    Creating the form shell
     2.    Form fields

H. Interactivity
    1. Rollovers
    2. DHTML
    3. Animations
    4. Behaviors
    5. Commands
    6. Plug-ins

I. Layers (AP elements)

J. Spry
     1. Widgets
     2. Effects

H. Other
     1. History palette
     2. Animations
     3. FTP

A. Introduction

1. Internet Primer

2. Web authoring software tour

 

B. Web site control – Basics of web page development

1. Define a site

2. Insert images and text

3. Page properties

4. Site management

                                   

C. Hypertext

1. Links

2. Anchors

3. Image maps

 

D. Managing Text

1. Working with fonts

2. Aligning elements

3. Creating lists

4. Layout

 

E. Tables

1. Using tables for page layout

2. Creating forms


 

 

F. Style

1. Cascading style sheets

2. Templates

 

G. Forms

1.       Creating the form shell

2.      Form fields

 

H. Interactivity

1. Rollovers

2. DHTML

3. Animations

4. Behaviors

5. Commands

6. Plug-ins

 

I. Layers (AP elements)

 

J. Spry

         1. Widgets

         2. Effects

 

H. Other

         1. History palette

         2. Animations

         3. FTP

 

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Program demonstrations, hands-on usage, textbook reading, applicable web sites, lecture, class discussions, group work, and guest speakers may be used.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

1.    Attend seminars as scheduled
2.    Read course materials - textbook and current resources
3.    Complete required assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests
4.    Attend and participate in lab as required

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Textbooks, online resources, and such other materials deemed appropriate for the topic and assigned by the program and instructor.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Tests and Quizzes
Class Assignments
Lab Assignments
Attendance and Participation

XI.   Other Course Information

RESPONSIBLE USE OF COMPUTERS and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Rules for computer use are posted in computer labs as well as available in writing in each of the labs.  Lab assistants and tutors are available to assist you in the lab regarding software and hardware questions.  If you have a question about an assignment, however, you should contact me.
Users of the College’s information technology facilities and resources, including hardware, software, networks, and computer accounts, are expected to use computer resources responsibly and appropriately, respecting the rights of other information technology users and respecting all contractual and license agreements.
Under no circumstances is any of the software used at Oakton to be copied.  Copying software is in violation of Federal law and College policies.  Suspected violations will be vigorously investigated and, if warranted, appropriate penalties applied.  Specifically, you do not have the right (1) to make copies of software for yourself or others, (2) to receive and use unauthorized copies of software, or (3) copy all or parts of a program written by someone else.




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.