Web Development: PHP and Wordpress (Spring 2014)
Interactive Design and Marketing Online
This class introduces students to server-side/backend web development, via PHP and the Wordpress content management system (CMS). Students will learn how these tools can be used to create dynamic pages and templates that allow for creating and publishing content without repetitive page development.
They will also be introduced to version control using Git and integrate that into their development workflow. Students will learn how to translate design comps and static HTML/CSS mockups into a dynamic site built using Wordpress.
Students will also customize Wordpress to match their content using page/post templates as well as custom fields and content types, and demonstrate skills learned in Web Development I within the context of a CMS.
Prerequisite Class: Web Development 1: HTML and CSS.
Required Software: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign; diagramming software or vector-based drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator; Word-processing; FTP client.
Strongly Suggested Software: Adobe Fireworks 6.0, Adobe Dreamweaver 4.0 or higher, FTP client.
Required Materials: Black marker (thin and thick tip); 11" x 14" sketchpad; 11" x 14" flatbed scanner or high resolution camera
Online Learning classes are not eligible for the early registration or multiple class discounts.
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3 Credit Tuition: $2250.00