CIMW 115 Introduction to Web Design and Development - Web Page Creation Dreamweaver/WordPress
Spring 2018 - Professor T. DeDonno


Prerecorded Orientation Web-casts on Canvas

Optional help in BGS234 Lab -

Class is Online - Canvas has Full Set of Videos and Web-casts
Useful links...
CC PDF $39| CC Online | BB book Companion | $17 for CC book
Special Deal for Students $169/Year Creative Cloud | CS6 Products | $598 CS6 Web Premium |
If yo have CS6 SW, you may use the previous book, but its recommended getting the latest book and SW (i.e., Creative Cloud) CS6 PDF $49 | CS6 online version of book for $35 Online Book Companion |

Ticket #16010

Online Content and Software

Fall and Spring Web-casts used the CC version of the book, you course smart has a PDF on line rental at $39.99 for 180 days. Canvas has videos for both CS5 and CS6, (not a big change from CS6 to creative cloud).. Canvas, questionnaire and home pages will be available by first week of classes. You may use either a previous version of Dreamweaver or purchase the most recent version. , California community college students can buy Adobe Web Web Premium for $355 or Just DW for $149. Adobe is leasing their latest software Creative Cloud at $19/month for DW and $29/month for suite. You need to purchase a one year software lease. So you can buy CS6 or lease Creative Cloud. The Creative Cloud software will not work once the lease expires, however you data files are yours so you still have the Web pages. You can get a 30 day trial version of Dreamweaver and we also have Dreamweaver CS6 available in the IMC lab. is the master index page for all class sites.

Class Overview

Adobe Dreamweaver is the premier HTML Web Page IDE (integrated developers environment) for creating Web Pages. All my class web sites were created using Dreamweaver.

Class has an introduction to creating, publishing and testing documents on a Web server. Course will cover Internet concepts, Web site management, linking, FTP, basic HTML, typography, tables, page layout, tracing elements, layers, and frames. Requires no previous Web development experience.

Microsoft Campus Agreement Program
The Saddleback Microsoft Campus Agreement program provides very discounted rates for using Microsoft Office Professional at home. The discounted price is only $9.95 and this reduced price is only for faculty and staff. You have the option to purchase the PC or Mac versions.
Note: This is not the Online Office version but rather the complete Microsoft Office Professional Plus.
If interested in purchasing, use this link:
Saddleback College Program Code: 0A81538199


Saddleback Web Design Certificate

Courses You Need To Complete...

  • Dreamweaver CIMW 110A & CIMW 110B (Offered Every Semester) - You may course waiver cimw110/cimw110b using CIMW115
  • CIMW 220W Web/Mobile Animation (Offered Spring) - You May course waiver CIMW 140 CSS for CIMW 220
  • Photoshop CIM274A .(Offered Every Semester) - becoming cimw134 Fall/2017
  • HTML CIMW100A/B (Offered Every Semester)
  • Capstone Portfolio CIMW280 Offered Every Spring
  • Plus 6 More Units.

Important Info on Applying for Certificates...

  • Admissions and Records Form and Petitions for Certificates.
  • You normally have to apply for a certificate at least 60 days before graduation - School Year Deadlines.
CIMW140 Introduction to CSS Spring/2018

Course covers CSS, CSS2, CSS3, and RWD (Responsive Web Design) . The best way to learn CSS3 and RWD is too first master the basics of CSS and CSS2; Besides mastering the basics of CSS/CSS2, effective responsive Web page design is highly contingent on developing a good bulletproof sound Web page architecture. Class assignments and projects revolve around using a correctly structured Web page. Once a Web page is correctly structured, one can then apply RWD techniques to produce a single Web page or Web application that is responsive to all forms of viewing devices, i.e., PCs, smart phones, tables and hard copies.

Each class session is divided up into teaching CSS basics, analyzing previous design, correctly structuring a Web page and RWD. Class also has videos on using the advance features of Firefox Web developer add-on tools. Chrome has built in Web developer add-on tools.

When CSS first came out it had limited browser support. CSS3 (third level or generation of CSS) was formerly released Q1/2012, within 6 months all browsers including even IE10 supported CSS3.

CIMW 160 JavaScript/jQuery - AJAX

Offered Spring, Summer and Fall

JavaScript is the predominant client side scripting language. All modern day browser include JavaScript engines. In fact, many browser actually compile JavaScript into an executable format.

jQuery is a JavaScript framework. A framework is a collection of prewritten JavaScript code that makes it easy, to create Web pages. When dealing with Web pages all Web developers have a similar set of requirement, jQuery is very good at streamlining these requirements. In jQuery has become the most used JavaScript framework.

This assignment page implements a jQuery User Interface accordion widget. Class covers jQuery selectors, events, UI (user interface) library and AJAX.

Class also covers AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). AJAX has become the defacto standard for sending XML formatted data to a Web Page, without having to reload the entire page.