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CADD32710 - Advanced Computer Applications

Week Outline of Topics Classroom Activities & Reading Assignments Tests/Exercises/Assignments
CAD / Computer Applications

Intro to HTML and WWW

HTML format - the HTML 4.0 and HTML 5.0 Standard

Text - Lists - Anchor links in HTML

Course Introduction

History of the Internet and the Web

Web content: HTML, Java, Javascript, Flash...

Reference: HTML 4.0 Tags

Web Page Structure

Exercise: First web page using Notepad and Editplus

Hand out Task 1

Working with CSS Styles


Professional Web Editors: Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Frontpage

Exercise 1: Using CSS Styles to control the appearance of a web site: The Frank Lloyd Wright book review site

Using tables for content placement.


Backgrounds and Colours

Images in HTML

Transparent GIFs

Colour in Web Design - RGB Hexadecimal system

The "Safe colour" palette

Exercise 1 (continued): The Frank Lloyd Wright book review site

Exercise: Adding local links in documents

Icons and images

Hand out Task 2



GIF vs. JPEG vs. PNG


Using Adobe Photoshop to compress images for the web

Exercise 2: Building a Navigation menu using images

Hand out Final Project



Using CSS Elements

Exercise2: DHTML and programming behaviours in Dreaweaver

Advantages and disadvantages of CSS blocks

Exercise: Building a Navigation menu using CSS

Task 1: Submit Resume and related files on web server

Code in HTML: CGI, Java, Javascript

Using DWF and PDF

Image mapping

Review and Final Exam

Exercise: AutoCAD Publish and Publish to Web


Exercise 3: Building a Navigation menu using image maps

Task 2: Submit Portfolio and related files on web server

Final Exam

Final Project: Submit Main Web Page and all other files on web server