GRD 344-Series: Special Topics in Web Development:

GRD 344A

PHP, MySQL & WordPress

Studio, 3 Credit hours

The course is an introduction to one of today’s most popular website authoring tools, WordPress. Students will learn the underlying technology behind WordPress (PHP and MySQL), which enable them to extend WordPress and create custom WordPress Themes. A solid knowledge of HTML and CSS is required. Students complete weekly assignments and projects to gain a hands-on understanding of all three technologies. (GRD 342)

GRD 344B

HTML 5 and CSS3

Studio, 3 Credit hours

The course is an introduction to HTML5 and CSS3, the newest standards for building websites. Students learn to implement many of the new features of HTML5 and CSS3 to build modern, cross-browser, multiple device websites that incorporate interactivity and visual effects not possible in earlier versions of HTML and CSS. A solid knowledge of current HTML and CSS is required. Students complete weekly projects to gain a hands-on understanding of both technologies.

GRD 344D

JavaScript and JQuery

Studio, 3 Credit hours

The course is an in-depth exploration of the jQuery library as well as the underlying coding language behind it, JavaScript. jQuery is one of the most powerful tools available today for any website designer or developer, allowing almost unending ways to add interactivity, animation, movement, visual effects and more to any website. A solid knowledge of HTML and CSS is required. Students will work on specific lessons to build slideshows, form validation, sliding text boxes and more.