Code for Designers

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

This course pro­vides an intro­duc­tion to web design prin­ci­ples and client-side script­ing. This course will intro­duce stu­dents to HTML5 and CSS and the fun­da­men­tals of web devel­op­ment and design. The course pro­vides a foun­da­tion on web page con­struc­tion, wire­fram­ing, pro­to­typ­ing and devel­op­ment. By the end, stu­dents will under­stand the anato­my of a web page and know how to work with developers/​communicate with devel­op­ers. Stu­dents will have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to design and devel­op a per­son­al website.
Course at a glance
  • In this hands-on class, you’ll learn through a mix of lab-like exercises, lectures, and assignments.
  • Engage in online discussions and participate in content, design, and coding challenges.
  • Design, build, and deploy a responsive website that demonstrates mobile-first design principles.
  • Aimed at practising or emerging UX designers who want to gain practical experience working with code and set themselves apart by strengthening their understanding of UI design.
  • Fully online asynchronous course accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn

Course content preview:
Introduction to web typography
An interactive poster tool (typographic experimentation)

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Effectively communicate with developers in a development environment.
  • Understand HTML5 document structure and how to integrate cascading style sheets (CSS).
  • Apply principles of web design usability and accessibility in the design and the development phases.
  • Develop web page wireframes and prototypes.
  • Articulate the limitations of scripting and the importance of mobile responsive design.
  • Understand website optimization and performance traits.
  • Understand the web hosting process.
  • Understand deployment and version control with GitHub.

Offered:

Take note:
  • Tools required for this course are freely available online for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
  • All required learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Jan 24, 2022Mar 13, 2022
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Jonathan Sanderson

Your Instructor

Jonathan SandersonID: jonathan-sanderson

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Tools required for this course are freely available online for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
  • All required learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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EX 1111 is offered this winter: