Community-Based Web Design

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COMAR-216

The course is community arts oriented and will cover the fundamental principals and techniques of web design, production and publishing for application to community art and education contexts. Students will learn to employ standard and basic web design and production tools and publishing techniques to take a advantage of the mass outreach capabilities of this medium, i.e., Photoshop (image optimization, advance layers techniques, masking, slicing), Illustrator (web techniques and comps), ProCut (video and motion for web) and GoLive (web templates and production). The course will be a partnership with BayCAT, and will include high school students. This course can also count towards the Diversity Studies Studio requirement. The course is community oriented and will cover the basic & fundamental principals and techniques of web design, production and publishing for application to community and education contexts. Students will learn to employ standard and very basic web design techniques and production tools to take advantage of the mass outreach capabilities of this medium, i.e., Photoshop/Fireworks (image optimization, advance layers techniques, masking, slicing), and DreamWeaver (web templates and production). As final project, the student will be working with a real community based client (a non-profit organization, arts group, or artist) to produce a fully functional 5 page website. Samples of recent class projects: http://positive-directions.org http://www.ecoartspace.org http://www.sanmateomedicalcenter.org/SequoiaTWC