A new edition of RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN WITH HTML5 & CSS, 9e by Jessica Minnick published in February of 2020 and includes up-to-date practices for designing optimum layouts for a variety of devices. Read through some hot topics to include in any web design/development high school course.
Understanding responsive design is a key skill for students learning web programming as most businesses and careers have worked to re-build their sites to ensure functionality on smartphones, iPads, and other devices. Students will most likely learn how to build basic websites first and should then revisit their initial projects to adapt them to be responsive offers great value for future careers. Key skills include:
Modern websites usually include some form of interactivity, whether that includes gamification, rewards & badging, ratings, quizzes, or polls, etc. Help your students add value to their resume and their websites by including these key skills:
Students will connect to the concepts if they get the chance to create a realistic business with their website. By asking students to build sites for a business, it allows you to tie in skills that industry needs and also includes chances to understand how web programmers may work with clients. Some key activities to make the business real may include:
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Author of RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN WITH HTML5 & CSS, 9e Jessica Minnick is an Information Technology instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Florida. She has been teaching information technology courses for more than a decade. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked in the marketing and information technology field for the private sector, gaining more than 15 years of web design experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida.
Minnick, Jessica. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 &CSS. Cengage Learning, 2020.
Vilner, Toav. “7 Tips for Making Your Website Content Interactive.” Marketo Marketing Blog – Best Practices and Thought Leadership, Marketo, 21 Nov. 2017, https://blog.marketo.com/2017/11/7-tips-making-website-content-interactive.html