Monday and Wednesday, 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Room 202, Warren Weaver Hall

Professor: Joshua Clayton

Email: jclayton at

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Room 328, Warren Weaver Hall


This lecture-based course will provide you with hands-on experience using a variety of digital communications technologies. Topics covered include image editing, page layout, Web design, animation, and a variety of multimedia tools. Principles of design, media theory, and history will also be addressed in class discussion.

In addition to coding with HTML and CSS, we’ll be using software applications including Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash for in-class demonstrations and assignments. While not the only tools of their kind, they are a good place to start. These applications are bundled together in Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium.

Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles moves through a lot of material over the course of one semester. Any time you have a question or concern about the class or its content, let me know and I’ll be happy to work with you.


Your greatest reward is the knowledge and experience that you receive by taking the course. You will also receive a grade. The assignments will count for 50% of the grade. The midterm will count for 20% and the final exam counts for the remaining 30%.


Midterm Exam: Monday, March 11, 3:30–4:45 p.m.

Final Exam: Wednesday, May 15, 4:00–5:50 p.m., Bobst LL138 (see the full exam schedule here)


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Fall 2012–Summer 2013 Academic Calendar