INSY426 Internet Authoring
- The purpose of this course is to provide students with the training
and resources necessary to establish a presence on the World Wide Web.
This will include installing and configuring web servers and clients. It
will also cover current methods in production of web content. This may
include multimedia; i.e., sound, video, graphics, text. It will also cover
the overall capabilities of Internet publishing, marketing, and the history
of the web. Software introduced may include HTML editors, Shockwave, Director,
and Weblets. Languages introduced HTML, Java and CGI. Other technologies
will be added as appropriate.
Note: What you get out of this class will be dictated by what you bring
- Credit Earned
- You may take this course for 4 graduate or undergraduate quarter credits.
- Chan Shun Hall, 108
Daniel Bidwell, PhD
Chan Shun Hall 215E, Andrews University
Phone 616-471-3425, or 616-944-5311
- Roberto Ordonez, MS
Chan Shun Hall, 215A, Andrews University
Phone: 616-471-3458, or 616-471-5720
- Wynkoop, Stephen, Running A Perfect WEB SITE ,2nd
Edition (Indianapolis: Que, 1996).
Herrmann, Eric, Teach yourself CGI Programming with Perl 5 in a week
(Indianapolis: Sams, 1996).
- Other Materials
- Director lessons from http://www.andrews.edu/~greenley and other supplemental
materials as provided. Numerous software packages downloaded from the WWW.
Greenley house html demo
Site Builder Sites
- Web server hardware and software selection, installation, and configuration.
- Client selection, installation, and configuration.
- Content production, tools, style, publishing.
Study chapters 1 - 7 of Web Programming, and chapters 1-3, and
17 of WEB SITE.
Schedule - 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Review schedule, introduce homework, review html,
introduce page layout.
Choosing server software, hardware requirements.
Server Software setup, configuration, provider
Client software options and choices, cgi, perl
Java. Papers on Servers, and Clients - Two short papers will be required,
one will describe the features of the web server of your choice (may not
be on Apache or MS Internet Information Server). The other will
describe the features of the web client of your choice (may not be on
Netscape or MS Internet Expolorer). Each paper should be about 5 pages
in length. The papers will be due 2 weeks and 1 week before the end of
the quarter. An example list of browsers can be found at
http://www.argia.fr/adminet/doc/browsers.html. One could also
search for Albert or Opera
Director, Shockwave, Real Audio.
Graphics tools, layout, Oracle Webserver.
Oracle Webserver continued, database access.
Security, bandwidth issues
Preparing web content - A project will be required. This project will center
around the production of a special purpose web site. Such as a site for
an organization or special interest.
Final Exam - There will be a take home final to be done after the last
day of class. This will be a comprehensive final covering the material
from the class and the textbooks. It's focus will be on practical concerns
to ensure that you have learned how to set up a web site. You will be able
answer with a background in either server option, you will not need to
have mastered both.
Your grade will be structured as follows:
Analysis of Servers 15%
Analysis of Clients 15%
Page Production 40%
Take Home Final 30%