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Webpage Design and Development, CPST-2400-10
with HTML5 and CSS3
Fall 2016

HouseKeeping for Week 0
see also Getting Started
see also Weekly Assignments


Be certain you read carefully. Read again. It's not expected that you complete everything listed below on your first day. It is expected that you will complete everything listed by the Due Date for Week 0. Assignments turned in late are subject to penalty described in our Syllabus. If needed, eMail instructor requesting more time.


The first official day of class is listed on our Site Index WebPage. Since this is an OnLine Class, BlackBoard and Tulane eMail are our primary points of contact. There are NO in classroom meetings. You should plan to access BlackBoard multiple times weekly, at the beginning of the week and towards the end of the week.

eMail will be our primary means of communications. I will send eMail to you using ONLY your Tulane eMail address. When sending eMail to me, you will use ONLY your Tulane eMail address. This is University policy. I'm very happy to be with you'll this semester. This will be fun! Have fun!!!


House Keeping tasks: we need to care for a few thing first

  • Buy the textbook, ASAP. We have a very good textbook. You cannot complete assignments without the textbook. TextBook information is included in our Syllabus. When obtaining a copy of your textbook, be certain the ISBN number is correct. Check our Syllabus for ISBN number.
  • Visit BlackBoard's Syllabus, TextBook, Grading, Course Policies tab. Read everything.
  • Visit BlackBoard's Course Materials tab. Read everything. Download Data Files for Students to your computer. These files are required to complete weekly assignments. Start organizing files on your computer. For example, make a folder to keep all the Data Files for Students, so you can easily find them. Soon, you will need another folder to keep all your WebSite assignment files.
  • Visit BlackBoard's Instructor tab. Read everything.
  • Visit BlackBoard's Discussion Board tab. Participate in (post a thread) in the Introduce Yourself Forum. Comply with the requirements of the BlackBoard Discussion Forum.
  • Read our Course Syllabus.
  • Read our Course Syllabus again.
  • Read our Course Syllabus again.
  • Ask George, your instructor, for more information if there is something about the Syllabus you don't understand.

  • This is Week 0: more House Keeping

  • This week is Week 0, (as listed on our Site Index WebPage)
  • Knowing the week number will make using this WebSite easier.
  • You will receive one or more eMail messages from George. Make certain you reply as requested to these eMails.
  • Visit this web page, HTMLMySelf. Comply with its directions.
  • Visit BlackBoard's Discussion Board. Add threads (post messages) to both "Introduce Yourself" and to "BlackBoard Discussions"
  • Visit this web page, CPST WebServer. This describes how you locate the WebServer you will use this semester to contain all the WebSites you develop. Once you know the URL for your HomePage on CPST Server, paste the URL in an eMail to your instructor (gnorth@tulane.edu).
  • Visit BlackBoard's "My Grades".
  • Including URLs in eMail is how you will turn-in all assignments. The URL you send will look something like this: http://cpst.tulane.edu/~yname/index.html. If you have problems, or your URL doesn't work, send eMail anyway with an explanation of what happened.
  • Begin reading Tutorial 1. In our text, Tutorials are the equal of chapters of most books. If you don't have your textbook yet, get it ASAP.
  • You need a Text Editor. MS Word (and other word processors) is not a Text Editor.


  • Your first WebPage is due by the Due Date of Week 0

    This is a graded assignment

    And here is the link to Week 0 Assignment Page

    see also our SiteIndex WebPage for All Weekly Assignments
    see also Weekly Assignments