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Week One

Introduction to Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML)

• Identify basic XHTML tags and attributes.

• Explain viewing and testing markup code in various Web browsers.

• Describe how Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are applied for formatting Web content.

Course Assignments

1. Course Preparation

• Read the course description and objectives.

• Review the Learning Team Toolkit.

2. Readings

• Read Tutorial 1, “Using HTML Tags to Create Web Pages: Creating a Basic Web Page”, in New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Introductory.

• Read Tutorial 2, “Using Styles to Format Web Pages: Creating a Celebrity Web Site”, in New Perspectives on Blended HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Introductory.

• Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

3. Discussion Questions

• Why is it important to test your web pages in various Web browsers?

• Explain how XML has impacted HTML. What is the current markup language standard?

• Describe how CSS can be leveraged in website programming.

4. Individual Assignment: Individual Website Project

• The individual assignments for this course will require you to design and develop a website about your profession, hobbies or interests. The site should consist of 3-5 Web pages. Your target audience will be other professionals in your field and/or potential employers. Your site should demonstrate the following characteristics:

o Effective file management.

o Accurate and functional markup code.

o Effective and functional navigation.

o Effective application of design elements.

5. Learning Team Assignment: Learning Team eCommerce Project

• Create the Learning Team Charter.

• Kudler Fine Foods wants to improve the functionality of their current website to be more competitive. Learning Teams will research the challenges of implementing eCommerce functionality. They will analyze how to add online shopping cart functionality to Kudler’s site as well as how to optimize the website for search...