Advanced Interactive Programming - CIS258/CIT72

Weekly Schedule

Homework that is returned without a grade needs to be fixed and resubmitted

Week Information
Assignments due in one week unless otherwise stated. I may add some things during the week, so double check the schedule each week! If an assignment does not have a grade it may mean that you need to fix and resubmit.
Week #5
Week of February 18th
Lindey has taken this course - check her tutoring hours under CIS120.
We are going to start looking at JQuery. One of the books I really like is available at it-ebooks, it is JavaScript and jQuery the missing manual by David McFarland. The address to download is: JavaScript and jQuery
There are a lot of examples zipped up under examples and some pdf files to accompany them under presentations.
There is a lot on YouTube as well - I like Little Web Hut and JQuery Tutorials Playlist and I have found some others but don't remember their names.
Assignments:
Week #5 Assignment: Look at the JQuery JavaScript covered through the basic3 set in my examples. Pick a variety of the things that I illustrate and try them out. I want you to try a lot of the things that look more complex. I want you to write 15 different things and test them (multiple in one js for all our sakes) and I want you to copy the js you write onto a document and send the document along with the working html and js code. In other words, I want you to experiment.
Week #4
Week of February 11th
Continue with JQuery Mobile. You should look at the rest of the examples that I have and also do some research on your own.
Check back!
Assignments:
JQuery Mobile and php
Week #3
Week of February 4th
I will be available Monday at 10 in my office K112 and Tuesday at 2 in K101. Lindsey will be available 0n Monday from 2-4 and Thursday from 2-6, Dave is available Tues and Wed from 4-7 and Sat from 10:30 to 2:30.
There is a lot of support and you should definitely use it if you have questions or encounter a problem. We are hear to help you succeed! Please take advantage of that.
To repeat: If you need help with something, now would be the time to ask your questions!
I would like you to do some research on how to integrate both background images (background to a division etc) or regular images effectively into a page that will work on all sizes of media. Then show me your results.
We are now going to move on to looking at JQuery Mobile.
Look at the examples under basic examples to get started and second group of basic examples.
The zipped examples are there and there are accompanying Smartboard pdf files that cover some of the things.
JQuery Mobile site
There are a lot of excellent JQuery Mobile tutorials at YouTube.
Experiment a little!
RWD and jQuery mobile are two ways to write code usable on mobile devices. A book I found really helpful when I was starting to learn JQuery Mobile is jQuery Mobile First Look by Giulio Bai. Look around on the web for information about it if you are interested.
You should look at my examples (I have included everything I am asking you to work with) and my accompanying pdf files examples.
Assignments:
First: Show me what you came up with for the background image experimenting I asked you to do.
Second: JQuery Mobile basic assignment
Check back!
Week #2
Week of January 28th
Continue reading about and reading RWD both at sites and on youtube, there is a lot of interesting information.
I would like you to do some research on how to integrate both background images (background to a division etc) or regular images effectively into a page that will work on all sizes of media. Then show me your results. (second assignment below)
Here are some references suggested by a student. When you send me yours I will post them:
Guidelines for responsive web design
Design and UX
Assignments:
Your first assignment is to draw your own original layout of 8 or more boxes (include some images) and the arrangement they would have at different screen sizes and then implement your design. The current wisdom is to start out with the smaller device and move to the bigger.
Your second assignment is to make a RWD page that is inspired by the research you have done. I want something reasonably complex and it should include one or more images and a background image.
Your third assignment is to look up UX Design and send me a page explaining what you found.
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Week #1
Week of January 21st
Please read some of the articles on Responsive Web Design that I have listed under links and presentations.
Definitely listen to the first two videos I have posted under links I would also suggest looking at some other videos at YouTube and looking at my examples and the presentation.
Look at the W3 schools information on Responsive Web Design.
Find and read two more articles or videos on Responsive Web Design and tell me the addresses.
Assignments:
First: I want you to experiment with writing a page that decreases columns and changes other aspects of the page. Essentially experiment with something that would work on full screen, on a pad and on a phone.
Second: Changing layout Your next assignment is to create a page that shows the 6 boxes and their movement as the screen increases and decreases. Follow the images on the pdf.
Third: Write a third page that experiments with other layout changes that you encounter in your research. Please include an image that diminishes in size to fit the layout.

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