WEB 1400 - Web Design I: Fundamentals


Course Description

For students pursuing a degree in Computer and Information Technology. Covers fundamental principles of front-end web design, including beginner’s hands-on experience with HTML and CSS in planning, organizing, analysis, and designing websites. Introduces key foundation concepts such as Internet infrastructure, web page creation and publishing, wire framing, layout techniques, multimedia, content, color, typography, and accessibility.

Course Fees

$25, used to assist in maintaining CIT infrastructure.

Materials and Books Required

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have a fundamental understanding of:

Study Requirements & Teaching Methods

Success in this course is more likely to be achieved if you do the following:

Assignments and Schedule

Percentages and grading points for each assignment or exam are found on the course calendar and Canvas. Assignments will be due on the dates announced in class or online on the class website. Any assignment work turned in after the due date will be considered late and will be graded and calculated as follows:

(i.e. a project graded at 85% 3 days late would receive a 55%)

Discussions, Presentations, and Exams on the other hand will not be accepted late and are due when listed. No exceptions will be made if a quiz, exam, or presentation is missed. Your grade will be based on the percent of the total points which you have earned.

Grading Scale

Grades will be issued on a percentage of total points possible as follows:

Minimum Percentage Letter Grade Minimum Percentage Letter Grade Minimum Percentage Letter Grade Minimum Percentage Letter Grade
94 A 84 B 74 C 64 D
90 A- 80 B- 70 C- 61 D-
87 B+ 77 C+ 67 D+ 0 F

Attendance, Absences, & Tardiness

Consistent attendance is essential for the successful completion of this course. All students are expected to attend class regularly. The work is intense and therefore absence, for whatever reason, may seriously affect your progress (and grade). A strong attendance record demonstrates a commitment to established goals. You are responsible for all material covered and assigned regardless of absences. You should obtain any missed lecture notes from a classmate and contact the reference the assignments page of the class blog regarding any assignments. It is your responsibility to explain your absence to the instructor. Random attendance will be taken that may affect your final grade. Lastly, any student missing more than a 2 week equivalent of class time may be failed.

Students are expected to arrive on time for all classes. Students who consistently arrive on time should not have to wait for class to begin because others are chronically late. For this purpose a late student may be counted as an absent student. A similar policy will affect those who excuse themselves early.


Cheating will not be tolerated, and will result in a failing grade for the students involved as well as possible disciplinary action from the University. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, turning in homework assignments that are not the student’s own work. It is okay to seek help from others and from reference materials, but only if you learn the material. As a general rule, if you cannot delete your assignment, start over, and re-create it successfully without further help, then your homework is not considered your own work.

College Policies

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Last Updated 01/10/2017