Multimedia Design I

TeSP - Design Multimédia
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 4,0 OT

Lecturer
- Célia Maria Nunes Barreto

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
1. Design and implement websites.
2. Conduct design studies.
3. Develop skills in specific webdesign software.
4. Deliver a webdesign project with the use of Html and CSS.

Program
1. Introduction to HTML and the first syntaxes
a) Placement of text and images on web pages;
b) Internal, external link and email links;
c) Regular or irregular Tables and their properties.

2. Introduction to CSS language
a) Css internal, external or imported;
b) Properties and attributes of each tag;
c) Sub-classes and pseudo-classes.

3. Getting Started with Dreamweaver
a) Creating a Website: site layout and structure;
b) Insert text and images. Their properties;
c) Create the layout with tables: properties.
d) Create the layout with frames. And also, inline frames;
e) Introduction of CSS in Dreamweaver;
f) Navigation bar: creating links;
g) Templates and their importance.
h) The forms for the web;
i) The introduction of audio and video in a web page;
j) The introduction of javascript in Dreamweaver. Behaviors.

4. Project in webdesign
a) Project definition:
? The definition of objectives, target and content selection;
? Defining the project in webdesign: data collection;
? Competitive analysis as a projetual instrument.

b) Developing the structure of a website:
? Collecting and analysing content;
? Organizing the site structure;
? Definition of layout and navigation.

c) Design studies in a webdesign project:
? Color on the web: websafe hexadecimal scale and palette;
? Color schemes;
? Typography for the web;
? Image formats for the web;
? Image galleries for the web;
? Some galleries in Javascript;
? The style guide.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment (mid-term or final) consists in the following:
Exercise 1 - website projecto;
Exercise 2 - website production;
Individual test.
Weighting: Project (30%); Site (50%); Test (20%)

Bibliography
- KENTIE, P. Web Design, tools and techniques.. (pp. 1-436). USA: Peachpit Press
- PRING, R. (2000). WWW Color. (pp. 1-192). New York: Watson-Guptill Publications
- PRING, R. (2000). www type. (pp. 1-192). USA: Watson-Guptill Publications
- GLENWRIGHT, J. (2000). WWW Layout. (pp. 1-192). USA: Watson-Guptill Publications

Method of interaction
1. Theoretical classes comprising content exploration and presentation of case studies.
2. Lab sessions including practical exercises and project monitoring.

Software used in class
Adobe Dreamweaver
Sublime Text