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

First 2 eMails


Welcome -- This is eMail # 1
Hi ALL and Welcome,

(You need to ...) Reply to this eMail so that I know you are ready to START. Please specify if you have a copy of our textbook. If not, when do you expect to have a copy?

You received this eMail because you are register in Webpage Design and Development, CPST-2400-10. I'm your instructor George North. First day of class is (see Syllabus). This eMail is not the only one you will receive today.

This is a link to our Syllabus.

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You should obtain a copy of the text book as soon as possible. =========================================
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All of the links included in this eMail are also available from our "Site Index" WebPage

... linked here ... Site Index

Our "Site Index" WebPage is a chronological linked list of all assignments. Weekly eMails will include links to these same documents and assignments. Remember, you can find all these documents and assignments using our Site Index.

All exams, assignments, and discussions are due by 11:59 PM on Sundays. Use the Site Index WebPage to make certain you know Assignment Due Dates.

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Tutorials 1, 2 and 3 are critical to your success. Don't get trapped into thinking that your can start working on Sunday for an assignment due the same day. Start early. Submit WebSite Assignments early. Assignments will not be graded until after the due date has passed. It is in your best interest to turn-in assignments early. You will receive feedback from your instructor that can be used to make additions and corrections. Remember, assignments will not be graded until after the due date has passed. WebSite assignments are chosen from the Case Problems at the end of each Tutorial. Start assignments early, ask for feedback from your instructor. Be certain to keep your instructor informed. If you need additional time to complete your work, provide an explanation, ask for a Due Date extension.

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Our Blackboard section is already open. Visit Blackboard now. Review all the information provides in these BlackBoard sections ...

Syllabus, TextBook, Grading, Course Policies
Course Materials
Assignments
Instructor
Discussion Board

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Several tasks I call HouseKeeping are due this week, due before 11:59PM, Friday, ** see Site Index for all dates **, the list is available by viewing this WebPage ...

House Keeping

Some of our classmates have already completed HouseKeeping Tasks.

Using BlackBoard, click the 'Assignments' item in the left side menu.
Then, click 'Graded Rubrics'.
Finally, click 'Week 0 - Graded Rubric, HelloWorld'
You will see a partly completed Grading Rubric for Week 0 Assignments.

This section of BlackBoard will be populated with completed Grading Rubrics for all Weekly Assignments. Every Assignment has a Grading Rubric.

You can complete ALL HouseKeeping tasks now, it won't take long. HouseKeeping tasks do not require a Textbook. Do it. The first task is to reply to this eMail and tell me if you have your TextBook. Do it now.

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This links to Week 0 Grading Rubric ...

This links to Week 1 Grading Rubric ...

Become familiar with the Graded Rubrics. Use them to make certain that your assignments are correctly graded.

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This semester, we will use 11 weeks to cover 8 Tutorials from our TextBook.

Knowing the Week # will make it easier for you to use our course documents.

This is Week 0. You have a Graded Assignment due this week, due before 11:59 PM, ** see Site Index for all dates **. See these WebPages ...

Week 0 News

Week 0 Assignment

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This Summer semester, we will use 11 weeks to cover 8 Tutorials from our TextBook. Summer sessions start quickly and never slow down. Typically, Fall and Spring sessions extend to 15 weeks, with holidays and all. Because of this, you should be prepared to start your work on day 1, Monday, ** see Site Index for all dates **. Having your copy of our TextBook on day 1 is important to your success in our class.

All the information you need to obtain a TextBook is included in our Syllabus. When obtaining a copy of your textbook, be certain the ISBN number is correct. ISBN-10: 1111526443

This is important ... if you need more time to complete assignments, you can request more time. Send me, your instructor, eMail requesting more time. Keep me informed. Realize, you are expected to keep current with all assignments. A grant of more time will not change the due dates of future assignments. There is a new WebSite Assignment every week.

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This is also Week 1. You have another Graded Assignment due this week, due before 11:59 PM, Sunday, ** see Site Index for all dates **. See these WebPages ...

Week 1 News

Week 1 Assignment

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Browse to this WebPage.

Getting Started

There you will find documented what needs to be accomplished by you this week and every week of class. Also, you will find addition information about using our TextBook.

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Browse to this WebPage.

Assignment WebSites

This page will provide links to every WebSite turned-in by every Student.

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Log-in to BlackBoard regularly. New BlackBoard Discussion Forums appear every Monday. Your participation in BlackBoard Discussions is mandatory. There are several Discussion Forums for this week, Week 0, available NOW !!! This will be a much better class for everyone if you make it your goal to visit our BlackBoard section several time each week to read your fellow Student's contributions to Discussion Forums and to make contributions of your own. Every week, there is a Forum named "Help" where you can ask questions, and answer questions from your fellow students. The Help Forum is a graded element of our class. Participate!!! Discussion Forums for Week 0 all begin with the "Week 0 - ", so, for example, the first Forum for Week 0 is named "Week 0 - Introduce Yourself" ... etc.

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Our Blackboard section is already open. Visit Blackboard now. Review all the information provides in these BlackBoard sections ...

Syllabus, TextBook, Grading, Course Policies
Course Materials
Assignments
Instructor
Discussion Board

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Read this eMail again.

Questions?

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Class Starts Today -- this is 2nd eMail
Hi ALL and Welcome,

Hi ALL,

Today, Monday, (see our siteIndex.html for dates) is our first day of class.

You received this eMail because you are registered in CSPT 2400-10.

This will not be the only eMail you receive today. You should receive at least one other eMail with Subject "Welcome" ...

Our class, WebPage Design and Development, is interesting in several ways. Importantly, our class is about learning to program WebPages. You will learn how to use the design elements provided to us by the Web's primary programming languages HTML and CSS.

There are no prerequisites required for our class. Maybe you need this class because this class is itself a prerequisite to other courses you will take. Otherwise, if your interest is in ONLY making good looking WebPages, you don't need this class . There are many avenues open that will help you make WebPages that never require writing HTML or CSS, most of these never even let you see the HTML/CSS.

Still interested in our class?

The (World Wide) Web is like breathing, it's not a privilege, it's not a right, but everyone wants to do it. The Internet is a global network. The Web is its own global network. The Web is not the internet. Twitter and FaceBook are private networks, so can't be considered global. You can access them for a WebBrowser, but since they are private, they are not really part of the Web.

HTML is 'H'yper 'T'ext 'M'arkup 'L'anguage. What really interests me regards the Web is the "H" in HTML. Hyper ... overactive, active, energetic, busy, fidgety, excited, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, adrenalized, feverish, keyed-up, fired-up, amped-up, psyched, high-energy, caffeinated, pumped, pumped up, turbocharged. The hypertext environment made possible by the World Wide Web is an example of a new Writing Space, "the fourth great technique of writing. A new writing space developed in our life time. WOW!

This is a writing space where distinctions between programmer and author begin to merge--where information and behavior are packaged and transported in one document. Hypertext shows how programming and conventional prose writing can combine in the space provided by a WebBrowser. From the perspective of literary theory, the whole of literature is considered to be a system of interconnected, intertextual writings. The Web has provided the technology needed to realize writing as a network. This writing space is the interactive interconnection of symbolic elements, it is programming.

So, you want to learn how to publish to the Web? You want to learn how to program for the Web?

Our class is full, ?? students. If you are considering dropping, please consider doing so soon. There are many others waiting to take your place. Everyone of us has a full schedule. Assignments is our class will be time consuming. "I ran out of time" will not be an acceptable excuse.

I love teaching this class. I'm excited. Can't wait to see the WebPages you will make. In fact, your first WebPage assignment is due at the end of Week 0.

-george
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