Web Design



Week 8: Oct 21 - Oct 25

Week 7: Oct 15 - Oct 18


Week 6: Oct 7 - Oct 11

Week 5: Sep 30 - Oct 4

- css: cascading style sheets. The language for designing web pages and adding style
- class is an attribute we can add to HTML tags in order to style a specific group of elements
- id is an attribute we can add to an HTML tag to style that specific element
- selector - defines which HTML elements a CSS rule applies to
- style attribute - allows adding several different types of styles to HTML elements



Week 4: Sep 23 - Sep 27


Week 3: Sep 16 - Sep 20

- bit (
binary digit) - the smallest unit of information on a computer, represented as a 0 or a 1
- byte - a byte is equal to 8 bits - computer data storage is measured in bytes
- pixel: PIX (picture) Element - the smallest unit on a display screen or in a digital image
- rgb (red, green, and blue): refers to a system for representing the colors to be used on a computer display. Red, green, and blue can be combined in various proportions to obtain any color in the visible spectrum.
- image tag - indicates that an image should be placed on the page. The source file location is included as part of the code. <img src="images/filename.type">
- gif - Graphics Interchange Format - an image file with limited color (256) - best for images such as clipart - can be used for animations
- jpeg or jpg: Joint Photographic Experts Group - an image file with high quality color and resolution - often used for photographs
- digital footprint - the trail, traces or "footprints" that people leave online. This is information transmitted online, such as forum registration, e-mails and attachments, uploading videos or digital images and any other form of transmission of information — all of which leaves traces of personal information about yourself available to others online.
- scalability: a system that can adapt and grow easily when it grows


Week 2: Sep 9 - Sep 13


- citizen science (or crowdsourcing) - individuals or organizations use contributions from Internet users to obtain needed services or ideas
- metadata - data about data - this is information included in the Head section that provides information about the page vs the actual text displayed on the page - for example the Title

Week 1: Sep 3 - Sep 6