Web Design and Multimedia Authoring
This course will give students a foundation in the production and analysis of digital texts. Like other kinds of texts, digital texts require the exercise of language: in this case, the “languages” of code and image. We will thus learn to use Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) – the code basis of web texts – in order to gain a thorough understanding of digital writing. We will also learn to “read” digital texts in their many incarnations – web texts, hypertexts, and interactve media (CD/DVD) texts. We will learn the complexities of digital narrative and design, and learn how to compose creative and critical texts in our new medium.