Web Design for Everybody Capstone

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Course 5 of 5 in the Web Design for Everybody (Basics of Web Development and Coding) Specialization

The capstone will develop a professional-quality web portfolio. Students will demonstrate the ability to design and implement a responsive site for a minimum of three platforms. Adherence to validation and accessibility standards will be required. The evolving student implementations will be reviewed each week by capstone peers and teaching assistants to make sure that the student keeps up with the agenda of the course. Upon completion of this course students will feel comfortable creating and/or updating existing front-end sites, utilizing existing frameworks, and testing sites for accessibility compliance. This course is only open to students who have completed the first four courses in the Web Design for Everybody specialization: Introduction to HTML5, Introduction to CSS3, Interactivity with JavaScript, and Advanced Styling with Responsive Design.
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Curso 100 % en línea

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Aprox. 9 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
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English

Subtítulos: English

Habilidades que obtendrás

Web DesignCascading Style SheetsJavascriptHtml5
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Curso 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Clock

Aprox. 9 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
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English

Subtítulos: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Week One: Introduction

Welcome to the Web Design for Everyone Capstone!!! It really is my intention to make sure that everyone who completes this capstone will have a product they are proud of. The challenge is that "everyone" is actually a very diverse group of people, each person coming in with different skill sets and interests. So in this course you will pick from one of three portfolio options to complete. The goal of this approach is to help students self-select into appropriate peer groups. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 13 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Portfolio Options6m
Reading11 readings
Special Announcement for New Capstone Students10m
Important FAQs10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Portfolio Objectives10m
Portfolio Requirements10m
Building your site from scratch10m
Building your site from a template10m
Building your site using a framework10m
Portfolio Grading Rubric10m
Previous Week One Office Hours10m
Extra Resources10m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Week Two: Design Phase

Students will submit wireframes for a multi-part online portfolio. The topic of your site is your choice, but you will be expected to fulfill a small checklist of requirements with respect to the amount of proposed content and the variety of HTML5 tags. Emphasis will be on ability to demonstrate mobile-first paradigm design....
Reading
4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 readings
Wireframes/Design Sketches10m
Previous Week Two Office Hours10m
Assessing the Design Sketches10m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m

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2 hours to complete

Week Three: Review and Preparation Phase

This week you will continue to review your fellow students designs. Feedback will be based on layout, proposed content, and accessibility. The goal is that these peer reviews will inspire you to attempt something more on your site (or provide the feedback that lets you know you may want to scale down your own expectations.) You will begin to create the content of your site as you wait for the reviews of your project to be created....
Reading
8 videos (Total 53 min), 6 readings
Video8 videos
Using the WAVE Tool6m
Utilizing Developer Tools5m
Sticky Footers10m
Embedding a Google Calendar5m
Using Bootstrap to Add a Carousel7m
Adding a Lightbox Plugin5m
Font Awesome5m
Reading6 readings
Previous Week Three Office Hours10m
WebAIM quick reference10m
OPTIONAL: Recent article on accessibility10m
The Safari Web Inspector Guide10m
Firefox Developer Tools10m
Preparing your Images10m

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1 hour to complete

Week Four: Coding Phase

Using the feedback you received from other capstone participants you will begin to style your portfolio. At the end of Week Five you will have the opportunity to submit your intermediate work for review....
Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings
Video2 videos
Uploading Files to Your Account using Byethost6m
Reading2 readings
Working "locally"10m
Previous Week Four Office Hours10m

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4 hours to complete

Week Five: Validation and Review Phase

This week you will validate and test your site. You will write a summary of the results and explain (if necessary) why you needed to violate any coding conventions....
Reading
3 readings, 3 quizzes
Reading3 readings
Previous Week Five Office Hours10m
Why Validate?10m
(Optional) Creating a screen capture video10m

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2 hours to complete

Week Six: Revise and Submit Phase

We will conclude with a period of peer-review and modifications to your site. By the end of this week you will have a unique, responsive, accessible portfolio. Congratulations!! ...
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 videos
Reading3 readings
Previous Week Six Office Hours10m
Portfolio Grading Rubric10m
Post-Course Survey10m
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By DDMar 14th 2018

Whoa! I finally completed it! Thanks to the Professor and teaching staff for all the help! This is a fabulous course and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in web development. :)

By BBOct 19th 2016

Excellent course that is very progressive and based on practice. Colleen Van Lent is a very good teacher who her videos are of excellent quality: a perfect mix between theory and practice.

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Charles Severance

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About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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