Course Overview

Queens College
ARTS 370 – 02
Web Design 2

Fall 2016
Tuesday 2:00PM – 5:50PM
I-Building 213

No Class: 10/6, 11/24

Course Description

This is an advanced website design and development class focusing on front-end development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript). We will also be covering a handful of JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, p5js, D3js and Bootstrap. We will be spending more time on interaction, motion and data retrieval using publicly available APIs. The class will be discussing how to create interactive websites for both desktop platforms, mobile and tablet as well as the “internet of things” devices. This class could collaborate with the App Design class to build out the designed Apps.

Course Objectives

This course is a continuation on Web Design 1 but will focus entirely on JavaScript. Students will learn about programming principles like functions, objects, loops, arrays, if statements and apply these to their own projects. We will also be covering some JavaScript frameworks like jQuery and d3js to help them more easily build interactive web-based experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Coming out of this class students will be very comfortable programming using JavaScript as well as general programming principles. They will also have a solid understanding of the vast amount of JavaScript frameworks available to them and how to read through the documentation to be able to use them. Students will be comfortable building solid web experiences with JavaScript.


JavaScript & jQuery by Jon Duckett

Suggested Reading

HTML & CSS by Jon Duckett

Course Requirements

Class participation is mandatory. You are expected to be present; to participate in a positive, constructive manner; and to produce work that is full of energy and completed and presented to the best of your ability.

It is your responsibility to turn in work on time, to make up any missed assignments, and to catch up with the class in the event of an absence. Late work is unacceptable; however, this work turned in for partial credit. If you know you are going to be absent, contact the professor by email in advance. For the most up-to-date information (including what is due next class) visit the class website:

This is a hands-on course, and regular attendance is necessary for participation. You will be graded on in-class participation. If you know you are going to be absent, contact the professor by email in advance. Students who miss numerous classes will find it difficult to pass the course. Visual assignments and projects will be graded based on: one for technical merit, concept and your demonstrated ability to understand the material. Your final grades will be calculated by the following: 80% project, 20% participation. You are expected to spend as much time working outside the classroom as you work inside the classroom. Schedule your time accordingly.

You will need to have a notebook or sketchbook that you will be expected to bring to every class, as well as a 4gb or larger thumbdrive to transfer digital files, and earphones for listening to video tutorials in class.

Frequently visit for the most up-to-date information regarding this class and what is due.
Professor Information

Name: Danne Woo
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @dannewoo
Office Hours: Thursday 12:30PM – 1:30PM (by appointment).


Two (unexcused) absences result in grade drop and four absences result in a failing grade. Late or early departure from class (15 minutes) is the equivalent of ½ absence.

To earn an A
All class work and homework is excellent. Projects have been completed when assigned. The work shows a development and understanding of the principles discussed in class. It is presented immaculately. There is regular and prompt attendance and participation during critiques and an enthusiasm toward the material being presented throughout the semester. This is exceptional work.

To earn a B
All assigned work completed in a thorough manner. An understanding of the principles and lessons covered in class is evident. The student comes to class regularly and on time and participates in critiques and discussions. This is better than average work.

To earn a C
Most class assignments and homework have been completed. Regular attendance but minimal or negative class participation. There is understanding of most of what’s being presented in class. This student shows some interest in the course content. This is average work.

To earn a D
Most class assignments and homework have not been completed. Marginal effort made to understand the course objectives and very little or negative participation on behalf of the student. Spotty attendance. This means below average work.

To earn an F
Student has not completed 1⁄3 of the course work and has missed too many classes. This student doesn’t participate or has a bad attitude and shows no interest. It means not enough work, attendance, and/or effort to pass the class.