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LIBR 240-11
Information Technology Tools and Applications
Fall 2010 Calendar

Heather Ebey
Office Location: Carlsbad, CA
Office Hours: Virtually by e-mail, Elluminate or Skype. Office hours in Elluminate are if needed when the question cannot be resolved via email.

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This calendar is subject to change with fair notice. An Elluminate session indicated as optional will be recorded and is required viewing. Optional means that you can attend it live or view the recording later at your convenience. The previous week's assignment is generally due on the day the new topic starts.

(The order of topics may change according to class needs.)
Previous Assignment Due (Due 8:00 a.m. PT unless otherwise noted on dropbox on ANGEL.)
1 Aug. 25 Getting set up; SSH/SFTP;
How the Web works: client-server relationship;
Working with the Unix server;
file management; HTML & graphics editors
Mandatory live attendance Elluminate session for introduction to course, overview of procedures, discussion of first assignment and Q&A: Thursday, August 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. PT
2 Aug. 31 Web standards;
Core XHTML elements including links; DOCTYPE; validating XHTML
Assignment 1: Browserhawk scans; intro on ANGEL; directory on Unix with Web page; questions on reading
3 Sep. 7 Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Part I — syntax; Validating CSS
Optional Elluminate Session: Cascading Style Sheets, Part I lecture. (Sep 7th, 7:00-8:45 p.m. PT)
Assignment 2: Validated XHTML Web pages
4 Sep. 14 Images: optimizing for Web; image formats; image maps;
CSS Part II - float and clear properties; the power of <div>
Assignment 3: CSS (inline, embedded, external); start of mini web site that you will add to all semester. [This is not the final project, which you must complete in a different topic with all new material.]
5 Sep. 21 Accessibility, usability, and cultural issues; unicode. Web 2.0 Part 1: Intro to blogs and installation of Wordpress on Unix; Web Development process and information architecture Assignment 4: images displayed in web pages demonstrating use of <div>, float and clear
6 Sep. 28 Tables: layout and data with accessibility; modular design; server-side includes (SSI link goes to non-SJSU web site); Assignment 5: Answers to questions on accessibility, usability, and cultural issues;
install/configure/use WordPress blog on Unix
7 Oct. 5 CSS, Part III: Web page layout with float or positioned properties;
Print and handheld device style sheets.
Assignment 6: Tables; Addition of SSI to mini-web site
8 Oct. 12 Web 2.0 / Library 2.0, Part II; Integrating blogs, wikis, social bookmarking and tagging ( link goes to non-SJSU web site); Blog themes and plugins; class collaboration (Zoho or Google Docs); [Virtual worlds (using Second Life) assigned but not due until November 30th.] Assignment 7: CSS layout (mini-web site re-do); CSS Garden; print and handheld style sheets. [Final Project Proposal due between September 28th and Saturday, October 16, 2010, 12 noon PT.]
9 Oct. 19 Overview of client-side scripting using JavaScript; Client-side vs. server-side programming Assignment 8: Web 2.0: social bookmarking; use a wiki; Blog theme and plugin; class collaboration in Web 2.0 application; posting in blog.
10 Oct. 26 XML / XSLT; RSS Assignment 9: JavaScript: meta redirect, Date(), Lightbox 2 link goes to non-SJSU web site .
11 Nov. 2 Web 2.0 Part III: Digital Storytelling link goes to non-SJSU web site; Embedding multimedia in Web pages (e.g., using Flickr, YouTube, Viddler, Switchpod, (Web 2.0 emphasis) Assignment 10: RSS; XML/XSLT
12 Nov. 9 Forms; PHP server-side programming and form configuration. Assignment 11: Embedded multimedia; posting on digital storytelling
13 Nov. 16 Web 2.0, Part IV: mashups; widgets; IM; CMS Assignment 12: Form with accessibility; PHP scripts
14 Nov. 23 404 pages; more CSS techniques; Intro to HTML 5 Assignment 13: mashups and widgets in web pages; Final Project style guide due Wed., Nov. 24th. [No late style guide.]
15 Nov. 30 Wrap-up; Web hosting; Search engine optimization (SEO) Assignment 14: 404 page; HTML 5 technique; virtual worlds (Second Life)
16 Dec. 9 Last day of instruction Final project may be submitted between December 7th and Saturday, December 11th, 11:59 p.m. PT)
  Dec. 11 Final Project Due (20% of total points) Final Project: due by Dec. 11th, 11:59 p.m. PT [No late final accepted. No final project files with modified timestamps after 11:59 p.m. December 11, 2010 will be accepted.]
  Dec. 22 Grades due from faculty  

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