Saddleback College - Business Science Division

Course Syllabus


(1/19/2016 - 3/19/2016)

Instructor: Professor T. DeDonno   Semester Spring 2016
Office Hours E-Mail: Ticket #


Class Site : Room #

Online and
IMC Lab Help in BGS 248

Central Web-Site Time & Day Orientation Web-Cast Wednesday @ noon 01/20/2016 Details on Blackboard
Course Description
Covers basic Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) fundamentals. Topics include using Dreamweaver and Firefox web developer add-on tools, bulletproof page layouts, and applying CSS presentation to content with known structure. Addresses how to design for mobile devices using RWD (formerly CIM 272 and CIMW 240).
Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Construct web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) properties to control typography, colors, tables, page layouts, positioning, margins, padding, borders and backgrounds.
  2. Choose and apply colors and backgrounds to web pages.
  3. Use existing content with structure and apply CSS presentation.
  4. Apply browser resets, and CSS hacks/tricks to existing web pages.
  5. Develop validated CSS and HTML web pages.
  6. Analyze existing web pages using Mozilla Firefox web developer add-on tools.
  7. Design web pages using Dreamweaver.
  8. Identify CSS3 features for border radius, text shadows and gradients.
  9. Analyze RWD topics of Fluid Grid Layout, HTML5, and CSS3 media queries
Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to construct web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) properties to control typography, colors, tables, page layouts, positioning, margins, padding, borders and text shadows.
Required Textbook, (Not Available in Bookstore)
CSS: the Missing Manual, Author: ISBN-13:9781491918050, ISBN:1491918055, 4th Edition, Pub Date:  2015, Publisher:O'Reilly Media, Incorporated;
Textbook For Sale at: Amazon (Kindle $18, Used $23) || (Rental $26, Used $27) || O'reilly (E-book $34, Print and E-book $44) - Prices subject to change.
Course Grading
Course grade consists of assignments, and quizzes. Since this class meets only twice a week, you will be required to forward your saddleback e-mail address to your main e-mail. When sending e-mails, make sure you include ca4b or Java in subject line. Academic Integrity is critical to passing this course. Failure to abide by academic integrity can result in a failing grade. For further information on academic integrity consult UCSD Professor Elkan's Written Description. and the cim site policy. The course grade will be calculated from:
92-100 A   Assignments 65%
84-91.9 B
70-83.9 C  
60-69.9 D Blackboard Quizzes 35%
0-59.9 F
Dropping Class
It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw (drop) from the class. However, Instructor may drop students under the following conditions:
  1. Students who have not completed at least 1 assignments two days before the drop without W grade.
  2. Students who have not completed at least 50% of the work  by two days before the drop with W grade.
  3. Students who miss 2 or more class session
Regrading Policy
Sometimes you get a grade that you don't like, usually for one of the following reasons:
  1. There was a clerical error  (i.e., the points were added up wrong).
  2. You think you did something right, and I think you did it wrong.

If you discover a clerical error, tell me immediately. The following Statute of Limitations will apply: You have one week from the day any graded assignment or test is returned to you to appeal the grade you received. After one week, I will assume that you believe the grade you got is the correct one. After one week, grades are unchangeable, fixed, and permanen

Special Needs
Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  This course meets the requirements set forth in the accessibility checklist and universal design grid provided by Special Services. The Web pages, video presentations, textbooks and class materials used in this course are accessible to students with disabilities. If you have specific disabilities requiring accommodations, let your instructor know the first 10 days of the semester so that your learning needs may be met and for referral to the Special Services office where documentation of your disability will be provided to receive services and accommodations.  The Special Services Office is in Student Services Center, Room 113.

Any exceptions to the above statements will be considered individually & only if you approach me about the proposed exception at least a week in advance.

Distance Education Requirements

This is an on online - distance educational course.

The first blackboard announcement will consisely summarize the three key steps in completing the class. The assignment page provides a detailed course guide. At the start of the course the three step summary will be sent to your Saddleback e-mail address. Complete all assignments in the order they are listed.

Regular effective contact between the Professor and student is required for success. This class does have multiple videos and will have weekly webcasts, WordPress or blackboard threaded discussion boards, and frequent emails (several per week). When required actual phone calls will be made. Note instructor does have office hours and blackboard provides 24/7 access to illuminate webcasting software.

For additional help: blackboard, login and/or general. - Tentative Schedule