CMPS 235 - Material covered until 1st midterm

  • Introduction to the functions of browsers and servers and communication protocol between the two
  • Basics of domain names, IP addresses, domain registrars, and DNS servers
  • Composing a document out of various components such as text, pictures, flash, etc that may reside in various places on the web
  • Basics of XHTML:
    • Formatting a static non-interactive page. Tags for text formatting, image tags, and tag attributes.
    • Spatial arrangement: tables and associated tags
    • Interactive pages: forms and form elements (text box, text area, checkbox, radio, drop down list, submit buttons, etc)
    • Query strings
    • Cookies, hidden elements, and session tracking
  • Scripting: what is Javascript
  • Web authoring tools: Netobjects
  • Basics of images:
    • GIF and JPG images,
    • palettes, RGB coding,
    • differences in encoding/representing images between jpg and gif
  • Image processing tools: Corel, Fireworks