Course Content and Outcome Guide for CAS 137

Course Number:
CAS 137
Course Title:
Basic Web Design Skills/Adobe
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Course Description

Introduces the basic features of Adobe Creative Suite, producing a simple, multi-page website using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Bridge, and Acrobat. Develops familiarity with the web design process. Includes basic web terminology, uploading pages to a server (FTP), and optimizing graphics.Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
1. Recognize when to use each of the Adobe Creative Suite programs to create optimized web graphics and web pages
2. Integrate the programs to create a simple website
3. Work collaboratively in an online environment through the sharing of electronic documents
4. Pursue future courses specializing in one or more of the programs

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include:
? Completion of assigned projects, including a simple, multi?page website
? Tests or quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

A. Adobe Creative Suite Interface
1. Overview of panels and Adobe workspace
2. Understand the Adobe workflow
B. Adobe Acrobat
1. Creating PDF files and portfolios
2. Sharing PDF files
3. Creating and Distributing PDF forms
C. Adobe Dreamweaver
1. Work with the Dreamweaver workspace
2. Work with existing web pages
3. Plan a website (site setup, page properties, etc)
4. Working with text and links
5. Adding images to the site
D. Adobe Flash
1. Work with the stage, timeline, and panels in the Flash workspace
2. Create a simple movie
3. Draw and modify objects
E. Adobe Fireworks
1. Work with existing objects (vector and bitmap)
2. Create basic shapes and text
F. Adobe Bridge
1. Organize photos and graphic files
2. Create web gallery and upload to SWS
G. Adobe Photoshop
1. Crop, rotate, and resize photos
2. Apply filters and adjustments to photos
3. Save photos for the web
H. Integration
1. Insert a Fireworks Image into a Dreamweaver document
2. Create a web gallery and upload it to a website