No workshop hours this Friday, Aug. 25. But if you want to meet with me, just let me know. I can be available!
- Get the book and read all the things listed on the Course Schedule under the Week 2 heading.
- Videos: The titles of the videos correspond to the assigned reading. The videos are listed in order here: YouTube Playlist. Watch the videos before class — they are the lecture.
- Complete Quiz 1 before it expires (in Canvas) — Monday deadline!
- Download, install and run the text editor program Atom before you come to class. Here’s some help for getting started with Atom.
- Bring your laptop and power cord and headphones/earbuds to class on Tuesday. Be prepared to stay the entire three hours (unless you complete Assignment 1 in less time than that).
During class you will be doing Assignment 1. I don’t intend to lecture you. (The videos are the lectures in this course.) My role will be to answer your questions and help you if you get stuck.
Assignment 1 is available now in Canvas. You can certainly preview it before class, or even get started on it.
Chapters 1 and 2 in the assigned book are background and foundation material. People who work on digital stuff — apps, websites, games, etc. — know these fundamentals. I hope you will want to understand them.
Chapter 4 is your first introduction to HTML. NOTE: Skip pages 51 and 52. You are NOT using either one of those text editor programs!
The exercises in chapter 4 will be very helpful for you. Consider typing them out — not merely reading them. Learning what is in chapter 4 is essential to completing Assignment 1.
There’s a sidebar about XHTML on page 61. Ignore that. This is one of the few outdated things in this book — we don’t do XHTML at all nowadays. Now everything is HTML5.