Production for Digital Design / Fall 2015

Assignment Overview

Codecademy and Glossary Webpage

Due: See schedule
Submit via Canvas
HER-V 302 | Fall 2015
Instructor: Aaron Ganci



For the Codecademy portion of this assignment, you need to complete the HTML and CSS Course. If you already have a baseline understanding of HTML and CSS (for example, you've taken another course already), please select another Codecademy Course to take.

Glossary Page

In this assignment, you will define several terms from the digital/web production environment. Once you define these terms, I want you to format the terms and definitions into a webpage (e.g. an online dictionary). I recommend using tables to layout your glossary.


Submit everything into the one Canvas assignment I have created.


A screenshot showing you are 100% complete with your course.

Glossary Page

A zip file of your page's root folder.

Grading criteria

This is a 10 point assignment. You will receive one, combined grade for both the Codecademy and Glossary page components. This assignment will be graded on EXACTLY these criteria:

Important: I will only accept a zipped root folder for this assignment. If you hand in anything other than a zipped root folder, you will be subject to the late submission policy

  • 100% completion of Codecademy course (if doing the HTML and CSS course) (2pts)
  • Accurate, appropriate definitions (2pts)
  • Successful use of tables (or other advanced CSS layout) to format the glossary into two columns (1pt)
  • Correct use of the following tags: (1pt each)
    • <h1>
    • <html>
    • <title>
    • <head>
    • <body>

Terms to define

  • Internet
  • Network
  • Intranet
  • World Wide Web
  • Server
  • Pixel
  • Database
  • Web page
  • Web site
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • URL
  • HTTP
  • Browser
  • Bandwidth
  • SEO
  • Analytics
  • Agile software development

Learning Objectives

At the end of this project, you will be able to:

  • Define fundamental terms of digital and web production.
  • Write a very basic web page.
  • Publish a live web page.


Category % of total
Assignments 80%
After Effects Exercise 5%
After Effects Webpage Demo Webpage 10%
Glossary webpage 5%
Visual Spec Assignment 10%
Typesetting webpage 20%
Book website #1 30%
Test 20%

*Categories and percentage breakdown subject to change.

Late work

Every assignment in this course will be due at the beginning of the class of its defined due date. Work that is not handed in via the method requested by the instructor (OnCourse, email, etc) by the predetermined time will be considered late. The consequences of late submission fall on sliding scale, increasing in severity over time. If late work is handed in within the following parameters, the grade will be reduced in the following ways:

Due date/time – same day, end of class -10%
Same day, end of class – same day, end of day (11:59pm) -15%
Next day (midnight – 11:59pm) -20%
Any subsequent day -50%
Grading scale
A+ 100-98
A 97-93
A- 92-90
B+ 89-87
B 86-83
B- 82-80
C+ 79-77
C 76-73
C- 72-70
D+ 69-67
D 66-63
D- 62-60
F 59-0