Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles


Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30–1:45 p.m.

Room 401, Silver Center

Professor: Joshua Clayton


This lecture-based course provides a comprehensive foundation in design and code for the open Web. Primary topics include HTML markup, CSS style, Web graphics, and browser-based interactivity. Computer principles, media theory, and historical context are also woven into class discussion.

In addition to coding with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, various software applications are used to create media optimized for the Web. As Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles moves through a lot of material over the course of one semester, any time a question or concern arises let me know and I’ll be happy to work with you.

Grading and Exams

Your greatest reward is the knowledge and experience that you receive by taking the course. You will also receive a grade based on the following rubric.

Our exam schedule for the semester is as follows.