ITD 110

Web Design I

Karen Priestly and Tom Gutnick are coordinating the effort to create a Canvas shell for ITD 110 based upon the Robbins book, which we will all use beginning Summer, 2021. Karen and Tom are both very knowledgable in this area, but they need your help. Please post your best resources, such as assignments, exercises, powerpoints, classroom/online learning activities, quizzes and tests in the the canvas development shell: ITD.110.AN.DEVL

Catalog Description

Stresses a working knowledge of website designs, construction, and management using HTML or XHTML. Includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, forms, and frames. Lecture 3 hours per week. [frames should be removed from VCCS and NVCC description.]


Comments regarding change of book: Feedback from all ITD 110 instructors who have expressed an opinion is that the Carey book has substantial pedagogical defects. Students are entering ITD 210 not understanding some basic concepts. Details are provided on Slack. The majority of instructors would like to switch to the Robbins book.

Spring, 2021:
New Perspectives on HTML 5 and CSS: Comprehensive (8th edition)
© 2021
Author: Carey
Publisher: Cengage

Beginning Summer 2021:
Learning Web Design (5th Edition)
© 2018
Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 978-1-491-96020-2
Available online via NOVA library website.


Coding editor:
notepad++; brackets; or visual studio code

Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari
Each with web developer tools installed



Fall 2021 draft

Course Content Summary

Current CCS

Fall 2021: Draft CCS

Canvas Development Shell


Karen Priestly and Tom Gutnick are coordinating ITD 110 resourcs for use with the Robbins book. Please help by contributing your best course resources.

ITE 170

Multimedia Software

Catalog Description

Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 or ITE 119. Explores technical fundamentals of creating multimedia projects with related hardware and software. Students will learn to manage resources required for multimedia production and evaluation and techniques for selection of graphics and multimedia software. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Spring 2021 Books

None. All relevant materials are available online. Please see the information posted below regarding resources that are being collected in the ITE 170 Canvas development shell.

Coding editors:

Notepad++ or Brackets. Brackets is Adobe's free code editor with live preview and lots of other advanced features.


Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, depending upon the student's operating system.

Photo editing: GIMP

Beginning Spring, 2021, we are switching from Adobe's Photoshop to GIMP, a robust, free, open-source alternative to Photoshop. Adobe's licensing fees are too expensive for community colleges and our students. (Beware: Adobe's advertised discount for students, requires an annual subscription, which brings the price to over $240.

Update: On January 11th Bill Pegram advised we may be able to get free Photoshop licenses for our students this semester. If that happens, it makes sense to continue to use Photoshop. It's unclear for how long Adobe will continue to provide our students with free software for their coursework. Stay tuned for further developments.

Video editing: DaVinci Resolve

This is an excellent, free, and robust version of DaVinci's award winning video editing software. Students will need the full power of NOVA's IET laptop requirements to run this software.

Audio: Audacity

This well-known sound-editing software is free. It is often used for podcasting, as well as with video-editing software.


Websites currrently use CSS3 and javascript animations. In this introduction to animation we will explore CSS3 transitions, transforms and keyframes, all of which are used on modern websites to enhance the user interface experience. JavaScript animation is beyond the scope of this course.



Fall 2021: draft

Course Content Summary

Current CCS

Fall 2021: draft

Canvas Development Shell Resources


  • Please add your own resources to the dev shell. We are aiming for a fully developed Canvas shell, useful for all campus based courses, by Fall, 2021.
  • Into HTML and CSS: Canvas modules by jjm w/W3C code and tutorial references available in canvas dev shell.
  • GIMP: We don't have a GIMP module yet, but there are lots of video tutorials on the GIMP website. The outdated Photoshop module has assignments which could be adapted to GIMP.
  • DaVinci Resolve Module created by Gregory Burchett is available in the dev shell. It contains suggested video tutorials from the DaVinci website, as well as detailed assignments. Students take their own videos to use for assignments, so plagarism is not an issue.
  • Audacity: Small module created by Gregory available in Canvas.
  • CSS Animation: Resources available on W3C: CSS transitions, transforms and keyframe animation.