TRIN371 ADVANCED WEB PAGE BUILDING -- SYLLABUS (FALL 2016)
(aka COMPUTER LITERACY II)
Last updated: 20 September 2016

Erin Maloney
LC104 -- 290-2067
Office Hours
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COURSE ROOM AND TIMES:
  • Before midterm:
    • Mondays, 15.40-17.30, including spare hour, in FF-208
    • Thursdays, 13.40-15.30, in FF-208
  • After midterm: Students will be divided into groups, meeting two or more hours a week, with Erin and all in group

GOAL OF COURSE: To build web pages for Bilkent entity (see examples), by doing the following:
  • Writing HTML code
  • Writing CSS code (style sheets)
  • Photos: finding, taking, resizing, cropping, transparency
  • Graphics: building banners and text graphics, using logos
  • Editing pre-written code and script: menus, photos slides, random photo generation
  • Making sure web pages work on Chrome, Firefox, MIE, Opera, Safari; and major small devices (iPad, iPhone, Android).
BEFORE taking this course, students should know the following (from TRIN172, BF173, or equivalent course):
  • Basic computer terms
  • Bilkent labs: lab protocol, changing password, email
  • Compressing: using 7Zip or some other compression software
  • Internet: intermediate searching and browsing
  • Windows: intermediate computer management
  • Word processing: intermediate tasks
EVAULATION METHODS:
  • Quizzes: 25% -- 5 quizzes, 5 points each
  • Midterm: 25%
  • Final Project: 50% -- includes class participation and meeting with supervisors
PROTOCOL
  • Participation: For each class, students are expected to be on time, with a pen and notebook, and with personal electronic devices switched off. Students who use a personal electronic device during class without asking for and receiving permission will not get attendance/participation for that hour. Students are expected to use the bathroom during breaks, and follow other basic protocol for academic classes. Students must also check their Bilkent email for course information at least once per day.
  • Cheating / Plagiarizing: Unacceptable, with disciplinary action for gross or multiple offences.
  • Handouts: Available from Erin's web site and/or Moodle.
  • Homework / Labwork: To be completed outside of class.
  • Software for class:
    1. Browsing: Mozilla Firefox
    2. Compressing: 7zip
    3. Downloading and Uploading: Filezilla
    4. Storage Service (Online): Dropbox and a Flash
    5. Photo Editing: GIMP
    6. Text Editing: Notepad++
    7. Word Processing and basic Office software: LibreOffice
  • Technical: Students use their own Bilkent username, password, and H: drive for each class and exam.
  • Visiting Erin and other Supervisors: Required.

COURSE SCHEDULE
WEEK 1 (26, 29 September): NO CLASS

WEEK 2 (3, 6 October): INTRODUCTION and BEGINNING HTML CODE
  • Syllabus, course design, software
  • Beginning HTML code, using a text editor
WEEK 3 to 7 (10 October to 10 November): LEARNING HOW TO BUILD WEB PAGES
  • HTML code, CSS code, photos and graphics
  • Editing pre-written code and script
  • "Looking up" what you do not know how to do
  • Cleaning-up code
  • 5 Quizzes in pairs as follows:
    • Quiz1: Monday, 10 October, 15.45
    • Quiz2: Monday, 17 October, 15.45
    • Quiz3: Monday, 24 October, 15.45
    • Quiz4: Monday, 31 October, 15.45
    • Quiz5: Monday, 7 November, 15.45
WEEK 8 (Sometime between 14-18 November): 2-HOUR MIDTERM IN PAIRS
  • No regular classes on 14 & 17 November
WEEK 9 to 14 and FINAL EXAM PERIOD (19 November to 13 January): FINAL PROJECT
  • Students are expected to do extra work in the labs during this time, including during the final exam period.