Course: CS 305 Web Site Design

Semester: Spring 2013

Time and day MWF 12Noon

Number of credit hours 3

Location TC-204 or SC-12


Instructor  Gene Marksbury


Office phone  x4620 

Office location  SC-12

Office hours see Web site



This course covers basic features and process of designing a World Wide Web site using a popular Web design program.  Design concepts and do’s and do not’s will be discussed.  Emphasis will be on the application of design elements, the usability of the site, and the implications of the site design.



This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and tools necessary to build a functioning Web site for a business or organization.  This site should provide the proper focus for the organization and provide adequate customer service improvement.  This course incorporates the writing and marketing skills needed to provide the communication needed between the customer/owner of the site and the developer.



1.  Learn the terminology, technology, and history of the Internet and the World Wide  Web


2.  Improve on the essential writing skills necessary for proper communication, particularly for the WWW.


3.  Explore the various aspects of Electronic Commerce, particularly as it relates to the use of Web sites.


4.  Learn and apply the basics of Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML)


5.  Document and develop a working Web site for an organization.




Learning Web Design – A beginner’s Guide to (X)HTML, Style Sheets, and Web Graphics, 4th Edition, Jennifer Niederst Robbins, (2007), O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.; ISBN: 978-1-4493-1927-4




Pocket Guide to Technical Writing, William S. Pheiffer, (1998), Prentice Hall; ISBN: 0-13-026102-5



Final grades will be determined by the percentage of possible points earned from exams and homework according to the following scale:


90% or above            :  A

80-89%                      :  B

70-79%                      :  C

60-69%                      :  D

Below 60%    :  F


Exams will count as 40% of the final grade.

Daily assignments and a major project will count as 50% of the final grade.

Participation and behavior will count as 10% of the final grade.



Week                                                  Topics

1                                              Introduction, Chapter 1

2                                              Chapter 2,  Chapter 3

3                                              Chapter 4,  Chapter 5

4                                              Chapter 6,  Chapter 7,  Proposal Presentations

5                                              Chapter 8,  Chapter 9,  Proposal Presentations

6                                              Chapter 10, Proposal Presentations, Exam 1

7                                              Chapter 11, 12

8                                              Chapter 13,14

9                                              Chapter 15,16

10                                            Spring Break

11                                            Chapter 17, Exam 2

12                                            Chapter 18

13                                            Chapter 19               

14                                            Chapter 20, Final Presentations

15                                            Chapter 21, Final Presentations

16                                            Final Presentations, Review



Friday May 3, 2013  8 a.m.




No electronic devices of any kind during class!!



It shall be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to support the academic integrity of the institution.  This applies to personal honesty in all aspects of collegiate work, all student records, and all contacts with faculty and staff.  Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.

It shall also be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to be respectful of the right of other students, staff, and instructors to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere conducive to the educational goals of an institution of higher learning.  Rude or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.


Student actions that do not adhere to the MVC Student Code of Conduct will be addressed according to College policies regarding academic dishonesty and disruptive behavior.  Students who exhibit dishonest, disruptive, or disrespectful behavior risk suspension or expulsion from the institution.



Faculty creates an environment conducive to honest student work through clear communication of expectations.  In the case of suspected academic dishonesty, the faculty member deals with and documents the situation as they deem appropriate.  Each documented incident is put in the student’s file in the office of the Chief Academic Officer.  Documentation will include the student response to the incident.  After three offenses, the CAO, the faculty member(s), and the student meet to discuss the consequences.  Consequences include, but are not limited to, course failure or dismissal from school.  Students who have had one offense will be required to successfully complete a tutorial on understanding and avoiding plagiarism.



Attendance is expected and required at each class meeting. 


Any student who misses two consecutive weeks of class or has missed 50% of class periods by mid-term may be administratively withdrawn from class.  If the withdrawal takes place within the first 6 weeks of class, the student will receive a grade of “W”.  If the withdraw takes place after the 6th week of class, the student will receive a “WF” or “WP”.  The student will be notified of this action by the Registrar’s Office.  Readmission will be considered only for extenuating circumstances as approved by the Chief Academic Officer and Registrar.  In such cases, where readmission is approved, a readmit fee of $350 will be charged.  If a student drops below full-time status of 12 hours, financial aid may be adversely affected.  Resident students dropping below 12 hours will be asked to move out of campus housing. 



The College seeks to comply fully with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The ADA Coordinator works with the programs to assist the faculty in understanding and implementing accommodations.


Students with disabilities should have documentation of their disability sent to the campus ADA coordinator, Jamie Gold, Baity Hall, Room 206, 831-4170, and set up an appointment as soon as they arrive on campus.  Failure to do so could delay accommodations.  After proper documentation, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate students’ needs.  If you have any questions about how to initiate this process, please contact your instructor.