This three-session workshop combines the tactical skills needed to structure web pages with a looser more playful compositional mindset. Students are introduced to the structural elements and properties of HTML and CSS through hands-on demos and a take-home assignments. Tight technical HTML drawings in week one give way to looser, full-screen abstract compositions in week two. Week three incorporates interaction, introducing CSS3 transform, animation, and other user-controlled properties.
Although created from code, the assignments are inspired by the contemporary and historical print works of Bradbury Thomspon, Karel Martens and Paul Elliman. Although created from code, the assignments are inspired by the contemporary and historical print works of Bradbury Thomspon, Karel Martens and Paul Elliman. Paramount is that students become attuned to the vocabulary and constructs of graphic form in the digital age. The digital age, being in many ways, not that different than the era before.
- Be introduced to HTML and CSS syntax and best practices
- Learn to work collaboratively in an open-source model
- Improve compositional and formal skills
- Introduce both analytical and playful working methods
- Appropriate analog working methods into the digital medium.
- Textwrangler or other HTML editor
- Safari or Chrome browser
- The same grading criteria for your homeroom section applies here
- Missing one class without permission fails the course