Intro to Computer Science: Web Design (HTML, CSS)

In Intro to Computer Science: Web Design, students plan and prototype an educational game, then build a website to present it. In the process, they learn to write and test HTML and CSS code, experience work in
an online IDE (integrated development environment) and practice industry-standard design processes.

 

Recommended & Required:

 

  • After completing Essentials of Coding, this course is recommended for expanding game design and coding experience for students in Grades 5-12.
  • Cloud-based tools are used for this course. No software installation.
  • This course is a prerequisite for Intro To Computer Science: Game Design with HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • After completing this course, we suggest continuing on with 3D Game Design & Coding with Unity and JavaScript.
  • Completing this course takes 15-20 hours.

How It Works:

 

In Intro to Computer Science: Web Design, students plan and prototype an educational game, then present the results on a website they build themselves. Students plan an action game with a learning goal and do online research about their learning content. While engaged in that planning process, they also learn to use HTML and CSS to set up a customized website where they present their game idea and research. Finally, they learn to work in an online IDE (integrated development environment) to write and test code and manage files.

Skills Covered:

 

  • HTML: Webpage structure and content
  • CSS: Webpage Styling
  • Game Design: Research, Concept Development (Backstory, Goals), Writing a Design Plan, Paper-Prototyping, Play-Testing, Presenting
  • Graphic Design and Production: Drawing and Paint Tools, Importing Assets, Integrated Development Environment, File Management, GitRepository
  • Blogging: You will use a blog to document your learning process, your website build and your game design journey

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