Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of web design and development of web design and development. Students will learn about content placement, use of color and graphics, typography and message using industry-standard software. Students are introduces to various web design languages, design concepts and layout theory. Students will develop their skills utilizing industry-standard software and equipment such as Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Textbook and other resources:
1. Text: Jim Shuman, Sherry Bishop, Elizabeth Reading, The Web Collection Premium CS5 Revealed, Delmar Cengage Learning, 2011.
2. Data Files: Instructor will provide instructions for obtaining the Data Files.
3. Software: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Flash CS5, and Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, and Windows 7 will be used.
4. Assignments are posted at Mr. Espinola's website ( In addition the book has a companion site (

Class Procedures:


Students will accumulate points throughout the nine weeks. Points will come from the following categories, and will be based on the following percentages:
Percentage grades follow the school policy but are weighted as follows:
Daily Work-Assignments 50%
Web Site 35%
Working/Participation-On task 15%
* Extra credit may be available.