Web Design

Instructor:    Kelly Maher

Room:            201

Phone:           504-838-2249

E-mail:            kmaher@pftsta.jppss.k12.la.us

Website:        https://echo.newtechnetwork.org
The Web Design course is a project-based curriculum that teaches digital communication skills in the context of the professional web design and development process, using Macromedia web tools. The course develops four key skill areas:
  • Project management and collaboration
  • Design
  • Research and communication
  • Professional web-authoring tools
Students develop these key skills in a spiral—each project adds more challenging skills onto the foundation proficiencies. Web Design addresses each of these areas, using a project-based approach. Each project has phases that follow a design and development process, from project planning to evaluation and launch. To simulate a professional work environment, students gradually migrate their design work from an individual process to a group process. IT work by its very nature is iterative, so the projects contain activities that require students to evaluate and then redesign and rework their communications.