Fall 2020

Web Design 2



VC 238 Web Design 2
Chemeketa Community College

Taught remotely Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM (CRN #39690 & #39691)
Hybrid class

Fall 2020 • Four credits

Course website: https://hoelter.chemeketa.vc/vc238/
Some Hybrid components available on elearn.chemeketa.edu
Instructor CodePen site: codepen.io/hoelterp

Instructor: Peter Hoelter

Contact Information

Phone/Voicemail: 503.399.6475
Office Location: Building 4/221C (not on campus fall term)
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 AM–12:30 PM; Tuesdays 11:30 AM–12:30 PM. By appointment only.

Course Description

Develops the techniques and skills needed to plan, design, and implement websites and create complex graphics and layouts for the World Wide Web using industry standard coding practices, web editors, and graphics applications.


VC237 Web Design 1 with a grade of C or better


Panic Nova (or Brackets, or Visual Studio Code, or your favorite text editor)

Performance Based Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Plan, document, design and implement complex websites.
  2. Write standards-based code to create web pages.
  3. Use web editors for an effective and efficient workflow and to create complex web pages.
  4. Post files using FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
  5. Use design principles to communicate intended ideas.
  6. Use basic Cascading Style Sheet techniques for layout, typography and interactivity.
  7. Apply technical and design concepts as they relate to web publishing.
  8. Interpret and apply copyright laws and ethics related to web publishing.

Student Evaluation

This class is comprised of classroom instruction reinforced by in-class (Lab) and out-of-class (Homework and Online) exercises, challenges, and one in-depth, course-long project, all of which will count toward your final grade. There are also two exams, which cover the material presented during the class periods preceding each exam. Finally, participation (both in-class and online) and student professional conduct are evaluated and contribute to your final grade.

Required text

There are two required textbooks for this class:

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites, Duckett, Jon. (Wiley - website)

Responsive Web Design, 2nd Ed., Marcotte, Ethan. (A Book Apart - website)

Optional Texts

The following are optional textbooks for this class:

CSS3 for Web Designers, Cederholm, Dan. (A Book Apart - website)

Responsive Design: Pattern & Principles, Marcotte, Ethan. (A Book Apart - website)

Required Materials

  • Personal computer with plain text editor
  • Free account with CodePen
  • Internet access
  • Notebook and pen

Grading :: Points

900 points are available in this class.

Course Component Points %
(One progressive course-long project at 460 points)
460 points 51%
Lab, Homework, & Online Exercises
(8 at 20 points each)
160 points 18%
(4 at 20 points each)
80 points 9%
(2 at 100 points each)
200 points 22%

Grading :: Scale

Grade Level Point Range Standard Grade Points
A 90-100% 810 – 900 Excellent 4.0
B 80-89% 720 – 809 Very Capable 3.0
C 70-79% 630 – 719 Competent 2.0
D 60-69% 540 – 629 Limited Success 1.0
F 0-59% 539 and lower Failure 0.0
I Incomplete – granted only under extenuating circumstances and
must be discussed before the last week of class.

Hybrid Course Time Expectation

As a hybrid course, this class is set up to replace some seat time on campus with learning activities that take place online. For this class, one credit hour is dedicated to online instruction, though not every week will include online material. Chemeketa Community College guidelines for a four-credit class state that students should expect to spend 9-12 hours per week of time outside of class working on projects, exercises, and online material assigned for class.

Computer Access Requirements for Hybrid Instruction

To view and participate in the online components of this class, you will need access to a computer with a fast connection to the Internet. While content is accessible using most current browsers, online videos require a browser that supports HTML5 video. Supported browsers include current versions of Safari (both desktop and mobile versions), Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 9.0 and higher.

Late Work

All assigned exercises and projects are due either at the beginning of class (in the case of homework exercises and projects) or at the end of class (in the case of lab exercises) as specified by the course calendar. Late course work will be accepted only for partial credit. Exercise and project grades will be reduced by 20% (two letter grades) for each class period the assignment is late. Points for missed lab exercises can only be made up outside of class and only for partial credit. Course work more than two class periods late is accepted, but will only be marked as “Completed” and will not have a point value. You will not be able to make up missed quizzes or exams.

An extension due to extenuating circumstances such as health or other personal problems can be obtained by receiving permission from the instructor, either prior to or after the fact, by submitting appropriate written documentation to the college or by contacting the instructor directly. Please refer to the Chemeketa Community College guidelines for further information.

Attendance and Participation

Class attendance is an important part of the course experience. Much of the course content is only available by attending class. You are responsible for obtaining any notes that you missed during an absence, either from a classmate or from the class website. Participation in class discussions, labs, and student professionalism are all factored into your classroom grade.

If you must miss a class, please notify me, either by e-mail or in person, prior to class so arrangements can be made.

Class session recordings

Class sessions may recorded and made available on our course site on eLearn. This will be both an audio and a visual recording. This means: if you participate with your video on or use a profile picture, you are agreeing to have your video and/or image recorded. if you participate by speaking, you are agreeing to have your voice recorded. if you participate by making comments in the chat feature, you are agreeing to have your name and comments recorded. If you do not want your profile or video image recorded, turn off your video and remove your profile image. If you do not want your voice recorded, mute your microphone. If you do not want your name and comment(s) recorded, do not use the chat feature. If you are unable to communicate with me during the class meeting due to your wish not to be recorded, please contact me to make other arrangements.

Lab Policies

Cell phones must be turned to silent mode during class. If a call must be answered, take the call outside of the classroom and student work spaces. Lab workstations should only be used for class work—Web browsing, e-mail, game play, online video-watching, instant messaging and other non-class related computer activities should be reserved for other computers on campus. Expect the lab computers to be turned off during certain lectures throughout the quarter. No food or drink are allowed in the computer labs. Refer to the Visual Communications Policies & Procedures document for a complete list of lab guidelines.

Academic Honesty

Learning is built on the fundamental qualities of honesty, fairness, respect and trust. At Chemeketa Community College, academic integrity is a shared endeavor characterized by academic honesty, personal responsibility and high academic standards. Any violation of academic integrity devalues the individual and the community as a whole. One important aspect of academic integrity is academic honesty. Violations of academic honesty include: Plagiarism, Collusion/Inappropriate Assistance, Cheating, Fabrication/Falsification/Alteration, Unauthorized Multiple Submission, Sabotage, and Tampering. A student who violates academic honesty will be subject to disciplinary action according to Students Rights and Responsibilities.

Visit the Academic Honesty webpage for additional information on college policies, and violation penalties.


We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

Student Accessibility Services

Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty, and Student Accessibility Services. If you have already been approved for accommodations and requested them for this term, both you and I receive a Letter of Accommodation by e-mail. It is important that we discuss the accommodations as early in the term as possible. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but who have not yet obtained approval through Student Accessibility Services should phone 503.399.5192, visit the office in Building 2/174, or visit the Student Accessibility Services website.

Affirmative Action

It is the policy of Chemeketa Community College and its Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, pregnancy and related conditions, family relationship, veteran’s status, disabilities and tobacco usage in any educational programs, activities or employment.
Persons having questions about equal opportunity/affirmative action should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon 97309-7070, or call 503.399.4784. To request this publication in an alternative format, please call 503.399.5192.

Advising and Counseling

Academic advising is available for any Chemeketa student and is required for all first year, degree or certificate seeking students. Meeting with an advisor can help clarify your academic and life goals, choose classes that prepared you for a career, and/or identify transfer options. Instructors are also available to discuss class, degree, and career options. Appointments may be made online through ChemekNET in MyChemeketa.

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College Address

Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, Oregon 97309