Advanced topics in creating web sites

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Welcome to the advanced topics in creating websites component of our computer skills program.


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Advanced Websites home
   Layout and design
   Page framing
   Server Side Includes
   Navigation I
   Navigation II
   Processing images
   CGI Coding I

Here we assume you have all the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript down.

The topics below explore specific areas of interest. The first eight lessons are in a stepwise order: based on how to create a website like The labs then follow a parallel order in building a mythical, but similar, website.

Later lessons are simply topics I've learned about or gotten interested in, usually probing deeper in to some topic already discussed in these courses, but sometimes I go off in a whole new direction.

I regularly add lessons to this course, and enrolled students will get emails informing them of newly available lessons.

If there are topics of particular interest to you, let me know and I'll see if I can work up a lesson.

Available Lessons:

1. Layout and design
    Two videos
    Wire framing
    Logo and title placement
    Rounded borders
    Exercise: download files, build home page

2. Backgrounds
    Two videos
    background-color property
    color stops
    Exercise: experiment with background colors
    background-image property
    sources for images
    Exercise: locate images and test as background

3. Page framing

4. Server Side Includes: reusing code, and more

5. Navigation I: embedded links and link boxes

6. Navigation II: horizontal bar

7. Processing images

8. Common Gateway Interface and an introduction to PHP




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