MMDT1144 Multimedia and the Web

This course is designed to give students the advanced skills they need to design a web site. Students are instructed in how to effectively use a HTML/Web site authoring tool.  Topics such as the use of HTML coding, browser differences, page layout, tables, graphics, image mapping, linking, and using Flash objects are covered. Advanced topics covered include dynamically created pages using PHP. Students will manage their projects on an actual web server. This course is based on the use of textbook study and hands-on structured labs assigned by the instructor.    (Prerequisites: MMDT1021, MMDT1058, MMDT1142) (3 Credits) (3 Lecture, 0 Lab)

1. Dreamweaver CS6 Visual Quickstart Guide (Student supplied textbook)
2. Computer system with Windows 7 or better. (School or student supplied equipment)
3. Course Instructional Guide (Online)

See this link for additional course expectations.

Student objectives and evaluations are translated to a percentage and the percentages to grades. The following percentage distribution guarantees the following grade: A:93%+, A-:90%+, B+:87%+, B:83%+, B-:80%+, C+:77%+, C:73%+, C-:70%+, D+:67%+, D:63%+, D-:60%+, F:<60%.

This course is lecture/lab based. The MMDT/CST Staff will deliver the lectures, as well as supervise the lab. The student is expected to spend at least 48 hours per credit in self study with direction from instructors and/or instructional guides and testing.  This a three (3) credit course, so an average student is expected to spend approximately 144 hours completing this course, which includes lectures and lab. All lectures will be scheduled, with that schedule posted online.

The following is a detailed syllabus of tasks to be learned and satisfactorily performed for successful course completion. These goals are directly related to the content and course schedule. The student will learn the following:





  1. Create a new web page.
  2. Design a simple web site.
  3. View web page in various browsers.
  4. Modify raw HTML directly.
  5. Organize the page with paragraphs.
  6. Adjust the text format: font, style, size, colors.
  7. Create links to other pages.
  8. Discuss image file size and the web.
  9. Use of browser safe colors.
  10. Understand the differences between image types.
  11. Insert images on web page.
  12. Specify margin and indents.
  13. Utilize space on the web page effectively.
  14. Use tables effectively.
  15. Understand the business aspects of web site creation.
  16. Work with a prospective client.
  17. Create a professional web site.
  18. Publish Web site to a server.
  19. Present web site to class.

It is Ridgewater College policy to provide on a flexible and individualized basis services to students who have disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Reasonable accommodations can be provided after registering with the Office of Disability Services. Please contact the Disability Services Coordinator on your campus to discuss your accommodation needs: Jay Morrison on the Willmar Campus, @320-222-8040 (, or Terry Grinde on the Hutchinson Campus, @320-234-8650 ( This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Students with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. Please allow adequate time for the college to respond to your request.

Version Information:
Dec  xth, 2001 Original course material compliments of Jane Ann Settergren.
Jan 10th, 2002 Course material modified. (adb)
Mar 17th, 2002 Added General Studies designations. (adb)
Jan 16th, 2003 Change for MX version. (adb)
Dec 12th, 2003 Change for MX 2004 version. (adb)
Jan 14th, 2005 Change letter grade scale. (adb)
Jan 12th, 2006 Change letter grade scale. (adb)
Jan 12th, 2007 Grade letter change. Change for version 8. (adb)
Jan 14th, 2009 Grade letter change. Change for version CS3. (adb)
Jan 13th, 2010 Clarify Lecture/Lab credits. (adb)
Jan 12th, 2010 Change books. (adb)
Jan 13th, 2013 Change books. (adb)