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I’ve taught web design at Sacramento City College since 2006.

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DDSN 361 Web Design I

Sacramento City College

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:DDSN 360 (formerly GCOM 360) with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent
  • Transferable:Course Transferable to CSU

Students will explore theory and processes involved in designing various types of websites using an industry-standard CMS (content management system). Through a series of incremental lectures, reading, and assignments, students will explore theory and processes involved in online communications and integration of online tools, culminating in the development of a live / functional website. This course provides an overview of HTML and CSS, usability (UI/UX), project and client management, preparing images for screens, marketing via social media, prototyping, and responsive design. Students will be required to have or purchase web hosting and a domain name ($50-$75). Formerly known as GCOM 361

This section is taught fully online using Canvas, and may include web-based instruction, recorded video lectures and tutorials, project-based learning, group discussions, online lab activities, and optional ConferZoom meetings. Students must have consistent access to a computer capable of running Adobe Creative Cloud software, and reliable high-speed internet connection. A web camera and microphone are also highly recommended. More course, lab and orientation information will be sent to you by the instructor before the beginning of the semester. For further information, please contact ProfessorĀ Heather Hogan.

DDSN 362 Web Design II
Sacramento City College

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:DDSN 361 (formerly GCOM 361) with a grade of “C” or better, and CISW 306 with a grade of “C” or better, or proof of equivalent experience using HTML and CSS
  • Transferable:Course Transferable to CSU

In this course, career-minded students will explore advanced concepts of website communications, applying user-centered design principles to improve interactive features. Using an industry-standard CMS (content management system), students will learn to add extensions to the core features, advanced theme customization with CSS, child themes, and customized functions and layouts. Students will improve interaction with users through social media and email marketing, eCommerce, advanced forms and surveys, targeted SEO, and event calendars. Students who complete this course will have the ability to create and manage complex website systems and tools. Students will be required to have or purchase Web hosting and a domain name ($50-$75). Formerly known as GCOM 362

This section is taught fully online using Canvas, and may include web-based instruction, recorded video lectures and tutorials, project-based learning, group discussions, online lab activities, and optional ConferZoom meetings. Students must have consistent access to a computer capable of running Adobe Creative Cloud software, and reliable high-speed internet connection. A web camera and microphone are also highly recommended. More course, lab and orientation information will be sent to you by the instructor before the beginning of the semester. For further information, please contact ProfessorĀ Heather Hogan.

I’m  open to creating and conducting other trainings and classes, get in touch if you have a need.