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Cooking Up Web Pages, etc.

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  Electronic Mail 
  Cooking Up Web Pages II 
  Web Design 
  Graphics 
  Comparative Authoring Tools 
  On-line Forms 

In April 1998, and again in May 1998, concise introductory classes for FDU faculty and staff were held on both New Jersey campuses, covering creation of pages for the World Wide Web.  The sessions were titled Cooking Up Web Pages to indicate a focus on step-by-step recipes for page authoring. Attendees at those sessions, and others, have indicated a desire for additional courses, still with the recipe structure and still within the affordable 3-hour time frame.  Our schedule for the 98-99 academic year is as shown below.  Each month's course will be given at least once on each New Jersey campus.  Space is limited, and registration for each course will only be open for a period of weeks before the course.  Registration for Graphics is open now.  Please contact Ellen Spaldo, with questions about these sessions. 
 

9:30am-12:30pm
Oct. 13, 1998 Madison
Oct. 15, 1998 Teaneck
 

Cooking Up Web Pages

The original 3-hour introductory course, covering fundamentals of how the World Wide Web works, and how to create a web page and install it at alpha.fdu.edu.  Simple elements of good page design, and of use of templates, are covered.  Most attendees succeed in creating a simple web page and making it visible on the web, during the class. The class handout is visible on the web.
9:30am-12:30pm
Nov. 3, 1998 Madison
Nov. 12, 1998 Teaneck

Electronic Mail

Because electronic mail is comfortably analogous to paper mail, and therefore more comprehensible than the World Wide Web, its use is spreading quickly.  This 3-hour session will discuss email as a complement or alternative to the Web as an information delivery mechanism.  List-serve technologies, and the capabilities of various email clients (e.g. Pegasus, Communicator, telnet) will be covered. The class handout is visible on the web.
9:30am-12:30pm
Dec. 1, 1998 Madison
Dec. 3, 1998 Teaneck

Cooking Up Web Pages II

It's the sequel! This 3-hour session is geared to those who have successfully authored at least one web page, and who need the "next three hours".  Topics will include building and using a directory structure, diagnosing likeliest web page problems, linking within pages and between pages, and submitting new pages to the search engines. The class handout is visible on the web.
9:30am-12:30pm
Jan. 5, 1999 Madison
Jan. 7, 1999 Teaneck

Web Design

You have probably visited web pages that look "wrong" even if you can't articulate the traits that make them so.  Successful, attractive web pages neither ignore design principles, nor overwhelm the content with a self-conscious design statement.  The basic principles are straightforward, and exercises will demonstrate how to adapt a good-looking structure from another web page into yours. The class handout is visible on the web.
9:30am-12:30pm
Feb. 2, 1999 Madison
Feb. 4, 1999 Teaneck

Graphics

Not all of us can be Picasso, but any web page author can use inexpensive graphic software to create, capture and modify attractive graphics.  Among the easiest and yet most powerful tools are the ability to scan, crop and resize images, and to build images from text elements. 
9:30am-12:30pm
Mar. 2, 1999 Madison
Mar. 4, 1999 Teaneck

Comparative Authoring Tools

The leading HTML authoring tools, and some lesser-known contenders, all seek the perfect compromise between ease of use by beginners and full capabilities for the experienced user.  Choose one or more of these authoring tools after reviewing their strengths and weaknesses and seeing what types of pages each can generate most naturally. 
9:30am-12:30pm
Apr. 6, 1999 Madison
Apr. 8, 1999 Teaneck

On-line Forms

Often the first step in making a web site interactive is to allow users to fill out a form.  FDU and other web servers provide tools to make forms usable, even on systems like alpha.fdu.edu that do not permit programming using CGI.  This 3-hour session illustrates what is possible without having to learn, or pay to hire, advanced computer programming skills. 
 
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