Seattle Central College (SCC)

 Information Technology - a Division of BITCA

WEB110 – Web Authoring I, 6348, Credits = 5

Instructor: Sara Newman, Winter 2019

Contact Sara: Via Canvas' INBOX application., only

Course Learning Management System [LMS] = 

Online Webinar (1.5 hours each Saturday, 1-2:30pm) = 

Course Description

WEB110 covers beginner web page production fundamentals starting with absolute basics.  Topics include HTML(5) document structure, hierarchy, tags and attributes. Students learn to code using a free text editors and free/secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software.  Emphasis is placed on writing valid HTML(5) and CSS using W3C tools;  managing directory structures and industry file naming conventions; applying basic Media Queries CSS for responsive web design layouts, using form objects and handlers, optimizing images elements for speedy page load; identifying ADA and Section 508 web standards, Searching Engine (SEO) and Social Media  Optimization (SMO) basics and more.   Students also learn how to use the W3C's validator tools to troubleshoot their web pages.  Website (WYSIWYG) editors, such as Dreamweaver, are not to be used in WEB110 - coding is best learned when editing by hand with simple editors.  Dreamweaver is introduced in WEB120.


Outcomes and Competencies

  1. Identify deprecated (backward) and current (forward) html tag attributes & behaviors
  2. Create basic HTML web pages with basic Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) formatting, understand how legacy tables were used for layout vs correct use of divs and CSS for layout and responsive web design, use an online form handler and apply ready-made apps (i.e. calendars, videos, etc.) to web pages.
  3. Debug and validate HTML code using W3C Validation tools
  4. Identify web accessibility ADA and Section 508 web standards
  5. Utilize industry standard web directory structure, file naming conventions and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) tools
  6. Create website development studies in conjunction with building client websites
  7. Work with a live client to build a functional website with contact form to client specification
  8. Identify Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies
  9. Identify Social Media Optimization (SMO) strategies

Required Technology and Materials

The following are provided to registered IT Program students upon payment of the SCC Computer Lab Fee using MySeattleColleges credentials

NOT REQUIRED but a recommended textbook for those who enjoy additional text resources

Assignments and Exams

Weekly assigned reading, coding assignments, online quizzes, a final project (requiring a live client) and an online final exam.  All assignments will be turned in as one or more combinations of the following formats: posted as a web page to a server and linked to from your student portal page (you’re taught to do this), live google docs, uploaded files to our learning management system, discussion forum work

Assignments  typically involve …


The instructor/TA(s) will be viewing your portal web page (Assignment #1) all quarter to access/grade your posted assignments -- as well as your submitted links, digital files, discussion forum work and quizzes.

Knowledge/skills acquired through instruction, study materials, research and class assignments:

  1. How to access and use LinkedIn Learning's online professional development training library
  2. How to use Google Suite for Education (GS4E) Drive docs to produce and share weekly notes
  3. Basic website folder and file management
  4. Basic and current HTML and CSS file structure
  5. Basic HTML, CSS and responsive design coding techniques
  6. How to use FileZilla - our File Transfer Protocol (FTP) application
  7. Coding web pages with semantically valuable HTML structure, creating lists, applying links and images, etc.
  8. Coding web pages with basic and CSS rules to acheive responsive web design behavior
  9. Coding a web page with 2 tables to share website client, audience, issues and approach info
  10. Applying includes to produce contact forms and using ReCAPTCHA security to help prevent SPAM
  11. Applying a responsive Google Calendar to acheive table and agenda views
  12. Apply a responsive search engine optimization (SEO) YouTube video to a web page
  13. Apply responsive navigation (top level and dropdown) to websites
  14. Research and cite accessibility and social media optimization (SMO)
  15. Applying responsive a Lightbox2 (Photo Gallery) and simple Photoshop opimizing image techniques
  16. Final project website
  1. Students must find their own client for their class final project by no later than week 2 of the quarter. Examples of past WEB110 clients will be presented during class.
  2. Each student must create a 3 minute presentation video of their finished final project.

Evaluation Guidelines (how to keep your 4.0)

ALL assignments MUST be uploaded to your server space BEFORE the beginning of class (on its due date), unless otherwise specified. Choose from server (host) options listed in "required technology materials". All students in this class begin with a GPA of 4.0 and to maintain it, a student must fulfill/understand the following:

  1. Participate weekly in the class website and respond to all teacher coorespondence
  2. Obtain all required course materials immediately
  3. Read regularly the class website and assigned online resources
  4. Complete all assignments, scoring a cumulative of 98% or above
  5. No assignments are EVER accepted by e-mail. Web developers post their code to the Internet! A zero is recorded for inaccessible assignments (a dead link to assigned work on your portal) upon due date.
  6. Regrade requests (one request, per assignment) are accepted
  7. Late submission of assignments will be accepted up until the 6th week of the quarter, only
  8. Complete all Lynda review questions, scoring a cumulative of 98% or above
  9. Complete a Final Project website for live client [you cannot be your own client], scoring 98% or above
  1. Complete Online Final Exam, scoring a cumulative of 98% or above.
  2. Your grades are available to you throughout the quarter on our (secured) class website (log-in/password required).

Grading Structure

   Assignments = 80%

   Final Project = 20%

Seattle Community College District (SCCD) Grading System/Policy & Procedures

SCCD Academic Calendar:


Note: Most IT courses require a 2.0+ grade point to meet prerequisites

Course/Classroom Policies


SCC students may sign up for two half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which they are enrolled.  See SCC Tutoring Center

Instructor Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities and Expectations

Disability Support Services

Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, requiring special arrangements or have emergency medical information the instructor should know about are asked to contact the Disability Support Services office (DSS).

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