Fall 2018, Weds, 8pm - 10pm
Mode of Instruction: Synchronous Online

Instructor: John R. Marks, IV
Office: William Johnston Building (WJB 2027)

Course website(s):
Information and materials for this course is always available at LIS5362


Prequisites: None.

This course introduces the student to the design, creation and management of standards-based, ADA-compliant web sites, frameworks, and applications. The principles of user accessibility and user-centered design are emphasized, as is a focus on the implementation of modern web standards and coding. Students will learn how to apply these principles to design, and produce and manage web sites, tools and applications using a variety of development and management tools.


This course is primarily intended as an introductory Web design and development course that focuses on fundamental concepts of web development and front-end administration. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

- Research, evaluate, and employ a variety of web development applications and technologies.
- Design, develop and maintain basic web sites.
- Construct and manage standards-based, ADA compliant web sites.
- Apply principles of universal and user-centered web design.
- Determine best practices for particular use cases, including when to start from scratch versus when to use an established framework.



First Day Attendance Policy: Official university policy is that any student not attending the first class meeting will be automatically dropped from the class. For distance students, this policy is interpreted as posting to the discussion forum "First Day Attendance" no later than the first day of the semester. Regular participation via the Canvas course interface is required. Official course announcements, review materials, assignments, and help archives will all be on-line at this site.


This is a synchronous online class; all students are required to be present during class sessions, by means of an online conferencing classroom system such as Collaborate.


Your grade will consist of the following 3 types of assignments:

Assessments will comprise smaller comprehension exercises designed to assess students' knowledge of previously covered material.

Code Assignments will be "hands-on" type deliverables, in which students will write code from scratch, to be uploaded to a class server.

Tests will be larger comprehension exercises to be completed in a relatively short period of time; that is, within a class period.

Assessment Assignments 2 x 10% = %20
Code Assignments: 5 x 10% = 70%
Tests: 2 x 15% = 30%


Excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. These absenceswill be accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students who have a valid excuse.Consideration will also be given to students whose dependent children experience serious illness.Corroborating documentation for all excuses must be submitted in writing, must be signed bythe excusing authority, and must include complete contact information for the authority, including telephone numbers and address.It is the student's responsibility to verify course drops and check that fees are adjusted.In addition, the course requires that attendance in distance and in-class classes shall mean regularaccess to the course web site via, regular participation in class discussion forums, aswell as proper submission of assignments and timely review of grades. Here, "regular" shall mean asubstantial amount of time on a weekly basis.

The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University’s expectations for theintegrity of students’ academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of thoseexpectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout theprocess. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to theirpledge to “. . . be honest and truthful and . . . [to] strive for personal and institutional integrity atFlorida State University.” (Florida State University Academic Honor Policy, found at

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type. This should be done during the first week of class.
This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.
For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the:
Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
(850) 644-9566 (voice)
(850) 644-8504 (TDD)

"Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation (grading) statement, this syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change with advance notice.”

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT:Some of the materials in this course are possibly copyrighted. They are intended for use only bystudents registered and enrolled in this course and only for instructional activities associated with, andfor the duration of, the course. They may not be retained in another medium or disseminated further.They are provided in compliance with the provisions of the Technology, Education, And CopyrightHarmonization (TEACH) Act (refer to the 3/7/2001 TEACH Act )
It is the policy of the University that its employees and students neither commit nor condone sexual harassment in any form.

A list of all hardware and software requirements for students participating in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) courses can be found at the following location:

Incomplete (“I”) grades will not be assigned, except in the case of exceptional unforeseen circumstances that occur within the last three weeks of the semester and your work has otherwise been
satisfactory (C average).

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