GD 65 Announcements

December 15, 2014

Please email me if you need any help with your final project or have any questions.

Thursday, December 18 (mandatory)
Final Presentations & Final Exam
2:00pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133

Final Presentations
You must present your final project in order to receive your grade. Please check the Class 08 notes for guidelines about making your final presentation.
http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/gd-65/gd-65-class-08/

Be sure your final project is uploaded to the class server before the beginning of class and that your final project works on the class server.
http://gd65.smcgrdes.com/section_2416/

Final Exam
This will be a “closed book” exam so be prepared to take the exam without referring to your notes. The study guide is in the Class 08 notes.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding your final project of final exam.

Grade book
All grades for assignments will be posted to the grade book by the end of the day (Monday), so if I’ve missed grading any of your work, please let me know.

See you Thursday!


December 8, 2014

Class 07 notes and Assignment 7 are now posted. Read through the class notes and complete Assignment 7 as soon as possible, or by Thursday. Nothing needs to be uploaded the Dropbox for this assignment.

Please be sure to view the video in the Class 07 notes. This video details how to create the additional pages for your site and how to link the pages.
http://www.screenr.com/AOLH

Just a reminder:

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Group “Office Hours” (not-mandatory)
Individualized help with your final project
2:00pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133

Bring all your files with you to class for one-on-one help with your final project.

Please email me if you have any questions!


December 6, 2014

A couple general comments on your design comps:

Design what you can build.
For most of you, your design skills are more advanced than your HTML/CSS skills, so simplify. There’s nothing wrong in designing a simple website. Remember, you’re still learning.

Headings on each page
Typically these are located in the same position on every page. This helps visitors to the site know what page they’re on.

Important due dates

Monday, December 8 (or sooner!)
5 Design Comps due (final revision). Please email me your design comps as jpgs if I haven’t seen all your pages.

Thursday, December 11 (optional)
Group “Office Hours”
Help with your final project
2pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133

Thursday, December 18 (mandatory)
Final Exam & Final Presentation
2pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133


December 1, 2014

The Class Notes 6A + 6B and Assignment 6 are now posted to the class website. I’ll let you know when I’ve posted grades + comments for Assignment 5.

Please ask your fellow classmates to critique your work by posting to the Discussion section: Assignment 5 – Final Project Critique. Please post a link to your final project design on your Tumblr blog. Remember, participation is part of your final grade :)

Important due dates:

Thursday, December 4 (mandatory)
Classroom Meeting
2pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133

Monday, December 8 (or sooner!)
5 Final Design Comps due (final revision). Please email me the design comps as jpgs.

Thursday, December 11 (optional)
Group “Office Hours”
Help with your final project
2pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133

Let me know if you have any questions.


November 26, 2014

Assignment 04 grades and Quiz 02 grades are posted to eCompanion. Please click on your grade to read my comments.

Our second classroom meeting is Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gr Des 65 Classroom meeting
Thursday,December 4, 2014
2:00pm- 5:05pm
AIR 133 (located at Airport Arts Campus)

Bring all your files with you to class.

See you then!

And, have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


November 19, 2014

Assignment 3
If you haven’t turned in your work yet, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you to those who posted critiques for Group member’s website revision.

Assignment 4
Class 04A and Class 04B notes and Assignment 4 are now posted. Assignment 4 is due at 8:00am on Monday, November 24.

Please email me if you have any questions.


November 12, 2014

Assignment 2 + Quiz 1 grades are posted. Please click on your grade to read my comments.

Our first classroom meeting is this Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gr Des 65 Classroom meeting
(All students are required to attend)
Thursday, November 13, 2014
2:00pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133

Here is a map of the Airport Arts Campus location:
http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/map.png

Please bring all your class assignments and files with you to our first classroom meeting on November 13. Come with any questions you have too. This is a good time for me to work with you one-on-one.


November 10, 2014

Just a few reminders:

Our first classroom meeting is Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gr Des 65 Classroom meeting
Thursday, November 13, 2014
2:00pm – 5:05pm
AIR 133
Bring all your files with you to class.

Here is a map of the Airport Arts Campus location:
http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/map.png

Your Assignment 2 was due at 8:00am on Monday, November 10. Also, Class 03A and Class 03B notes and Assignment 3 are now posted. Assignment 3 is due at 8:00am on Monday, November 17.

I look forward to meeting all of you!


November 5, 2014

Assignment 1 grades posted
Assignment 1 grades are now posted to the gradebook on the eCompanion site. Please click on your grade to read my comments. Please do not post any comments in the gradebook. If you have any comments or questions about your grade, feel free to email me directly.

Late work
Just a reminder for those who have not turned in your work. While I will accept Assignment 1 by November 10, I encourage you to turn in your work on time. Don’t make a habit of turning your work in late.

Assignment 2
Finally, several of you did well on your site map. Part 2 of Assignment 2 is to revise your site map. You may skip this part of the assignment if your site map doesn’t require any revising.

First classroom meeting
Reminder: Our first classroom meeting is Thursday, November 13 at 2:00pm – 5:05pm in AIR 133. Mark your calendar!

Please note, we’re located at the Airport Campus.
Airport Campus location: http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/map.png

Also, all online students are required to actively participate in the course.
This means you must actively participate in online discussions on a regular (weekly) basis when assigned. It also means you are logging into the course to complete your assignments and keep track of course announcements and updates. If you do not participate in the class in a timely manner, you may be dropped from the class.


November 3, 2014

Thank you so much for your Assignment 01 files. I will look at your work over the next few days let you know when grades and my comments are posted to the grade book.

If you haven’t uploaded Assignment 01 yet, please do so as soon as possible. Assignment 01 was due at 8:00am on Monday, November 3.

If you haven’t done so already, please post the URL (web address) for your Tumblr blog to the comments sections here:
http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/gd-65/gd-65-assignment-1/

Class 02 Notes & Assignment 2 are posted:

Class 02A Notes
http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/gd-65/gd-65-class-02a/

Class 02B Notes
http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/gd-65/gd-65-class-02b/

Assignment 2
http://classes.jamiecavanaugh.com/grdes/gd-65/gd-65-assignment-2/

Your Assignment 2 is due at 8:00am on Monday, November 10.

Let me know if you have any questions.


October 27, 2014

There is no class meeting on Thursday, October 30.

This course is a hybrid class. In addition to the online course we’ll meet in the classroom for 3 meetings during the 8-week course. The location of the 3 classroom meetings will be AIR 133. Below are the following dates. You must be present at all 3 classroom meetings.

Thursday, November 13 at 2:00pm – 5:05pm
Thursday, December 4 at 2:00pm – 5:05pm
Thursday, December 18 at 2:00pm – 5:05pm

For those of you who have already introduced yourself— thank you! It was great hearing a little about all of you.

If you haven’t introduced yourself yet, please do so in the Discussion section of the eCompanion course site. Your introduction post is how I take attendance the first week of class.

Please start the course by reading the Class 01A & 01B notes (get to it by using the drop down navigation) and complete the Assignment 01 for next week.

Reminders
    • Please be sure to purchase the Fourth edition of “Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics” for this class.
    • Please remember to post the URL (web address) of your Tumblr blog to the comments sections located at the bottom of the page on the Class 01 class notes.
    • Most of you have not taken the Class Goals survey yet. This survey helps me get a better idea of your existing skills and goals for the course. The link to the Class Goals survey is under “Exercise”  in the Week 01 class notes.
    • We’ll use Photoshop CC or CS6 and Dreamweaver CC or CS6 in this course.  If you need to purchase software for this class, please see the FAQ page of this site.
    • Your Assignment 1 is due Monday, November 3 at 8:00am. Please refer to the Assignment 1 page for details on your assignments. In addition to reading the textbook and watching the videos, the exercise needs to be uploaded to the Dropbox on the eCompanion course site. When you upload your zip file to the Dropbox, please be sure to include your name in your file names. For example: yourlastname_assignment1.zip.

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