WEB112 » Syllabus

Class: Typography for the Web
Quarter: Winter 2017
Time: T/Th from 2:00pm to 3:20pm in room BE5104
Credits: 3.0
Class Hours: 33
Type of Course: Workforce Education Preparatory
Length of Course: 11 weeks
Prerequisite: WEB110 (or concurrent enrollment)

Course Description:

Introduces the elements of traditional typography and brand identity as applied to web design to communicate information effectively including: legibility, letter-spacing, leading, weight, height and overall typographic principal and scale.

Course Goals:

Students will gain a hands on experience with various typographic techniques while designing a logo for themselves or a business that they will implement into a portfolio piece.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of WEB112, the student will be able to:

  • Use the principles of traditional typography to communicate information effectively via the choice of typeface and overall typographic principal and scale
  • Create a logo for themselves and or a company that communicates the essence of a brand
  • Use appropriate software to create and manipulate type as art and art as type
  • Set readable type for a written page according to typographic principles including: size, weight column width, leading and space before and space after
  • Apply effective typography into web-related projects using industry standard HTML & CSS techniques

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Evaluation Methods:

Your final grade will be a culmination of your Class Assignments:

  • Assignments will create an overall Class Project to be presented at the end of the quarter
  • Assignments require critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Assignments will be “due” by the end of the week according the class Schedule (Fall) or Schedule (Winter)*
  • Students are responsible for assignment information on assignment pages
  • Students are also responsible for assignment information given in class
  • Assignments will be marked down 25% for every week they are late

*Students must check the schedule before asking the instructor, “When is this due?”

Code of Ethics:

All downloads provided by this site are the intellectual property of the respected author(s) and are for available as a download for example and resource purposes only. Students are expected to create their own design and production work and write their own code. Turning in downloaded and or copied and pasted code as your own assignment work is considered to be plagiarism and is subject to disciplinary action by the college.

Student Conduct:

It is the intention of SCCC to provide both a safe and nurturing environment for students, faculty and staff. To maintain and promote that environment, the college subscribes to a specific code of conduct, which is in accord with the Washington Administrative Code for all public institutions.

ADA Statement:

Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, requiring special arrangements in case of building evacuation, or have emergency medical information the instructor should know about are asked to contact the disability support services office (DSS) in Rm. 1112. Once the disability is verified with DSS you will be given a letter of accommodation that should be to handed to your instructor.


This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.

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