Drawing on the Web

CSCI-UA 380-2

Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00–3:15 p.m.

Room 312, Warren Weaver Hall

Professor: Joshua Clayton


The Web is an intrinsically visual medium whose graphical capabilities are diverse and evolving. With the development of HTML5 and CSS3, there are now multiple ways to code images and animation natively in the browser. This course will provide a survey of current drawing techniques. We will create a series of Web-based projects that involve raster graphics, vector graphics, and interactivity using HTML, CSS, SVG, and JavaScript. Drawing on the Web builds upon foundations in Web design and computer programming with a focus on the range of graphics that can be coded into Web pages.


The class will meet twice weekly for one hour and fifteen minutes with time allocated primarily to teaching and discussion. In-class project development will occur later in the semester. There will also be a midterm and final exam; our exam schedule is as follows.