210: Web Page Design and Scripting
(as of January 15, 2017)
McElfresh (pronounced mac' - el- fresh)
(checked more frequently) or mcelfreshsa @ longwood.edu
- Th 2-3:30pm
- or when I am in my office with the door open
- or by appointment
Other times may be announced in class or on the website.
Course Web Page:
of the handouts in this course will be available through this World
Wide Web address.
Canvas will be used for
submission of some assignments and recording of grades on individual
assessments. NOTE: Canvas does not always
calculate course grades correctly. The relative weights are
in this syllabus.
From the catalog:
"The class will study interactive web pages that provide
data in response to visitor requests and/or collect data from site
visitors. This interaction will be done via program scripts written in
an appropriate language."
At the end of the course, a successful student will be able to:
- Create web pages using HTML markup and CSS styling.
to create dynamic content
- Utilize existing server-side scripts and create new scripts
to perform backend processing such as storage of form data
- Analyse the offerings of commercial web-hosting services
Textbooks: The REQUIRED textbook
for this course:
- Fundamentals of Web Development by
Connolly and Hoar.
Students will receive accounts on the departmental server if
do not already have one. Students should also have a
laptop that they can bring to class and can install software on if
necessary. It is assumed that you can access the
LancerNet wireless network (the LancerNet Visitor will not suffice).
As some work will be done in
including groupwork, attendance is especially important.
than 5 unexcused absences may at my discretion result in a
of one letter grade in the course. Missing more
class periods may at my discretion result in a grade of F for the
This class will have a variety of
including reading assignments, written exercises, programming
exercises, and reviews of other student's work. Due to the
varying nature, some graded work will be
worth more than other work. Each exercise
carry a number of points that will indicate its relative weight with
Each exercise will give not only a due date, but a due time.
Some exercises may be gone over in class, so you will need permission
to hand in asisgnments late. If I agree to accept an
assignment late, there may be a 50% penalty.
Unless otherwise specified, all work is assumed to be your
are encouraged to discuss the exercises with other students, but you
write up your own solutions. When using a calculator or
you are expected to type everything in yourself. When you
with other students, you must indicate this on your submission - by
a note at the top or bottom indicating with whom you consulted and a
of the level of consultation.
computer programming, you will often be utilizing someone else's ideas
or code and modifying them to be your own. In this case, you
fully document this in the program comments as well as any other
documentation. For some guidelines, see the Academic
Honesty in Computer Programming handout.
Accessibility and peer evaluation of work:
of the exercises in this class will result in web pages accessible to
the whole world. Thus, the instructor will not be the only
see your work. In particular, students in this course will be
evaluating their peers' work as part of their exercises.
The evaluation results will be used towards the evaluee's
and the quality of the evaluation will be used towards the evaluator's
There will be quizzes
throughout the semester. If more than 5 quizzes
are given, the lowest
two quiz scores for each student will not be calculated into the course
grade. There will be no
given without proper medical documentation.
Final Exam: There will
be a comprehensive
written exam. More details on this will be
announced as the time
- Monday, May 8, 11:30am-2pm
relative weight of each item in determining
your course grade will be as follows:
||Course Grades will be assigned as
+'s will be assigned in the top 2 percentange points of the range.
|90 - 100
|80 - 89.9
|B-, B, B+
|70 - 79.9
|C-, C, C+
|60 - 69.9
|D-, D, D+
| 0 -
-'s will be assigned in the bottom 3 percentange points of the
Longwood University is an academic community that
subscribes to an honor system.
By accepting membership in this community, we all assume the obligation
to be trustworthy in all pursuits. Violations may receive
grade penalties in the course and be referred
the Honor Board, which may impose additional penalties.
Tentative Topic outline:
| 1 ||
Jan 18 - 20 || || Introduction; Basic Protocols |
| 2 ||
Jan 23 - 27 || || Basic HTML |
| 3 ||Jan 30 - Feb 3 || || Advanced HTML |
| 4 ||
Feb 6 - 10 || || Cascading Style Sheets |
| 5 ||
Feb 13 - 17 || || Software Tools |
| 6 ||
Feb 20 - 24 || || Client-side Scripting |
| 7 ||
Mar 6 - 10 || || SPRING BREAK |
| 8 ||
Mar 13 - 17 || || Forms and CGI |
| 9 ||
Mar 20 - 24 || || Language for Server-side Scripting |
| 10 ||
Mar 27 - 31 || || Server-side Scripting |
| 11 ||
Apr 3 - Apr 7 || || Server-side Scripting |
| 12 ||
Apr 10 - 14 || || Sessions, Cookies, etc |
| 13 ||
Apr 17 - 21 || || Miscellaneous technologies |
| 14 ||
Apr 24 - 28|
and May 1
| || Miscellaneous technologies |
| ||May 8 || || Final Exam |
A detailed day by day calendar will be kept up-to-date on the course