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Finishing up Farmer’s Market & a fancy full-page background demo (week 12)

Posted on: November 16th, 2012

Reading assignment for Tuesday, Nov. 20

Chapter 11: CSS Orientation pp. 214–223 Inheritance, etc.

Chapter 12: Formatting Text, pp. 244-260 ID selectors, class selectors, specificity

Chapter 14: Thinking Inside the Box ,pp. 305–335 Boxes, borders, drop shadows

Here’s what we did this week:

  1. On Tuesday, I demo’d how to make a background that stretches to fill the browser window.  If you want to do this, here is a video that shows you how: Full-Page Background Demo.
  2. On Thursday, I we had a work night and and then a crit of the completed Farmer’s Market sites.
  3. At the end of class on Thursday, I handed out stuff for our next (and last big) assignment – the Portfolio/Brochure site.

Schedule for the rest of the semester

  • Nov. 20 Tue – Work night for Portfolio Brochure. Also, CSS Links in-class exercise
  • Nov. 27 Tue – Work on Brochure/Portfolio Site. I’ll be gone and you’ll have a sub.
  • Nov. 29 Thurs
    • Interim deadline for B/P site – Photoshop/Illustrator/Fireworks prototype of your site ready for a crit. If you don’t have some kind of a draft ready to show, your final grade will be lowered 10 points.
    • SimpleViewer demo – learn how to make an image gallery with Bridge
  • Dec. 4 Tuesday – Work night. Also, discussion of web forms and hosting, domain registration, etc.
  • Dec. 6 Thurs – Pirate Party (anchored Links and Image Maps) demo + work night
  • Dec. 11 Tue – Work night. Also, brief discussion of tables.
  • Dec. 13 Tue – Work night
  • Dec. 18 Tue – Portfolio/Brochure crit. Last class. All work must be in on this day.


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