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CTAP 161 - Web Page Design (Netscape Composer)
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Overview

In this module, you'll create a web lesson, a single page or series of pages that describe a set of classroom activities that any teacher can use to enhance his or her curriculum.

Naturally, the content of your web pages will be their most important feature. There are millions of web pages on the Internet with little or no substance and heaps of style, but, in the end, they are meaningless. Conversely, regardless of how well you have integrated technology into a standards-based lesson, if you hope to have other teachers and students actually read and use your web pages, your web design should grab the attention of the users, load quickly, and be easy to read and navigate. These are the very basics of good web design.

Some multimedia techies claim that web page development is too difficult for students and teachers to tackle and should be left to html experts. Perhaps that was true five years ago, but itís not the case any longer. Easy-to-use What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) HTML editors are free and simple for amateurs to master.

However, using a WYSIWYG editor to develop a web page does not guarantee an attractive, user-friendly web page. Ugly and illogical web layouts and designs still abound. In this module, you will learn how to avoid common design pitfalls and create basic web designs and layouts that are respectable, creative and user friendly.


Prerequisites

Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the top ten characteristics of good and bad web design.
  • Use the basic functions of Netscape Composer ( a WYSIWYG web editor)
  • Create a design theme for your lesson plan using our template.
  • Insert images in your lesson plan.
  • Insert hyperlinks in your lesson plan.
  • Publish your lesson plan.

lessons
  1. Learning from the Pros
    Activities:
    The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly
  2. Dabbling in Design
    Activities:
    First things First
    Color Schemes
    Backgrounds & Text
    Inserting Colors & Images in a Table, Row, & Cell Colors
    Inserting Images
    Timeless Typography
    Creating Links
    Undercover Agents
  3. Publishing
    Activities:

  4.   Publishing Your Lesson Plan

How to Take this Course

In this course, you'll create a web lesson, a single page or series of pages that describe a set of classroom activities that any teacher can use to enhance his or her curriculum. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the top ten characteristics of good and bad web design.
  • Use the basic functions of Netscape Composer ( a WYSIWYG web editor)
  • Create a design theme for your lesson plan using our template.
  • Insert images in your lesson plan.
  • Insert hyperlinks in your lesson plan.
  • Publish your lesson plan.

Course Duration
This lesson will take you approximately 6 hours to complete.



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