Illustration Tools: Building A Website

Instructor: Chris Koehler
SF / ILLUS–236 / 23 sessions
Prerequisite: Illustration 4 and/or Jr. standing, Adobe Photoshop skills
July 7-August 16, Mon./Tues./Wed., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

In the modern world of illustration, having a significant web presence is essential to having a successful career. This course teaches the practice of web design from the ground up. The class begins with handcoding in HTML and CSS, and continues with PHP, CMS integration, and social media. The class culminates with a final project: creating a portfolio site, an accompanying blog and ancillary social media to create a diverse and comprehensive online presence. The class focuses not only on technical craft, but design theory, search engine optimization, best practices, and web standards.

This course satisfies the Illustration Tools: Bldg Website requirement or a studio elective.

The following summer study abroad course also satisfies Illustration requirements:

London/Paris: Across the Pond
Spain: Tapas to Tapies