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Web Design for Everybody Capstone

University of Michigan via Coursera

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  • Cost Paid Course
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

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.

Syllabus

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.

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.

Week Two: Design Phase: Lesson Choices

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.

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.

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.

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!!

Week Six: Revise and Submit Phase: Lesson Choices

Taught by

Colleen Van Lent, Ph.D.

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Jose B
Jose completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course was the opportunity to apply what was learned in the previous four courses on a real project. Not much guidance, which is both good and bad. Peer review system, although probably the only one feasible for the size of the course, has some limitations. On finishing the specialization one has acquired solid bases in Web Design, including HTML, CSS and Javascript.
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