Advanced Interactive Programming - CIS258/CIT72

Weekly Schedule

The last day for students to withdraw from classes is November 15th. If at the end of the semester you have not done enough work to pass my only option is to give you an F - I cannot withdraw you. Please evaluate your status and contact me if you have questions.

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 #12
Week of November 19th
Partially a catch up week, but...
Please do some research on the use of AJAX and check back! Some helpful sites.
Intro AJAX
AJAX tutorial
Intro AJAX by Udacity (free course)
Another intro AJAX
And then there is youtube:
Combining JSON and AJAX
New Boston and AJAX I have used New Boston in the past and liked it
What looks like an interesting article:
Article
Week #11
Week of November 12th
We will continue with JSON this week. You should also keep looking at JavaScript and DOM as you use them.
There are a lot of web sites that deal with PHP and JSON, so do some research and some experimenting.
Assignments:
I would like you to write two programs using PHP and JSON as your data source.
Week #10
Week of November 5th
We will start out with catch up time - let me know where you stand.
Week #9
Week of October 29th
This week, continuing our introduction to some of the things to know in web development, we will start looking at JSON. There are notes/presentations in pdf and examples at my site.
You should also do some research on your own to figure out what JSON is and how it is used.
Reading (a few dealing with Object Model and the rest deal with JSON):
JavaScript Objects
Creating custom objects in JavaScript
JSON
JSON tutorial
Learn JSON in 10 minutes
First of several videos on JSON The second video gets into AJAX which is the next topic so here is an introduction
Note you can validate your JSON at jsonlint to validate
A student who has done this class is really happy with an editor he found called sublimetext. I know several have asked about editors so I thought I would pass it on.
Assignments:
Set up payroll data using JSON. You should have information about employee, pay, job, medical and you should have three different deductions where you need to specify the type and the amount and eamil where you have work and personal. Set up at least 3 employees and then access and print out the information from one of the records and all of the records.
Next you want to make the JSON data external and again access an individual record and all of the records.
Incorporate jQuery excr.
Week #8
Week of October 22th
THURSDAY OPEN LAB for catch-up: This Thursday will be a catch-up day. K101 will be an open lab from 9:30 until 5:00. I will be there until around 3 and Lindsey will be there during 11, 12:30 and after 3.
I want you to continue looking at DOM.
A source I find helpful.
W3Schools - check this out for examples for this assignment.
This week, continuing our introduction to some of the things to know in web development, we will start looking at JSON. There are notes/presentations in pdf and examples at my site. You should also do some research on your own to figure out what JSON is and how it is used. We will start working with it next week.
Assignments:
I want you to do a project in DOM that involves:
1) document.getElementById
2) document.getElementsByTagName
3) document.getElementsByClassName
4) innerHTML
5) change the attribute of an element
6) change the style of an element
7) Finding HTML elements using CSS selectors (querySelectorAll)
8) change the style of an HTML element
9) use an event to change the style
10) use another event with DOM
Check back
Week #7
Week of October 15th
Please read this article:
JQuery and DOM
This week I want you to go back and review DOM in Javascript.
I also want you to continue reviewing PHP. Please focus on sessions. Here are a couple of sites you might find useful PHP sessions
HTMLgoodies on sessions
sitepoint sessions
W3schools sessions
another sitepoint sessions
PHP manual - sessions
Some Coding Examples
Assignments:
Sessions assignment: Write a php program along the lines of the Sessions Guess examples under Some Coding Examples. You might do something like take in hours worked and calculate pay.
Look at this tutorial as a guideline and create your own login to take in some information. Yours can be less intense.
You can also look for other models to work from.
Login Form Tutorial
Check back!
Week #6
Week of October 8th
Presentation on RWD I found interesting
Please continue reading about JQuery.
Assignments:
Week #6 Assignment: Look at the rest of my examples on JQuery and again experiment and send me at least 10 examples of what you did.
Again, copy the JS onto a document and send that with the working code and again you can combine as long as you tell me what you did.
Check back!
Week #5
Week of October 1st
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 September 24th
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 September 17th
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 September 10th
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.
Check back!
Week #1
Week of September 3rd
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.

Send e-mail to Priscilla Grocer:
pgrocer@bristol.mass.edu

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