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Smarter(6): A list for journalism students

Refuge: 18 stories from the Syrian exodus. Scott Klein: Scooped by code. Nathan Yau: Data and visualization year in review, 2013.

HTML and CSS Resources for Teaching

Every year around this time, I update the resources I use in teaching my advanced online design class. I know there are a million lists like these online. I try to keep mine short, simple and current. Also, I’m not teaching programmers or graphic design majors. My students are journalists. CSS Basics HTML Basics Design […]

Teaching HTML and CSS to journalism students

I’ve been looking at the open-source course materials for Web Design 1, from the WaSP InterACT curriculum project. I think these materials can easily be adapted for use in a journalism curriculum. The idea is to acquaint our students with the building blocks of the Web they use every day. For students who want to […]

Top Teaching Online Journalism posts: Past 6 months

According to Google Analytics, this is what you’ve been reading here (from Dec. 1, 2009, up to today): 21 examples of Flash journalism A few words about digital audio recorders Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency Recording phone calls: For reporters Why does anyone major in journalism? What you should know about HTML5 today […]

Tips for HTML5, part 6: A look at CSS3

Although I hear there are still some journalism programs where CSS is not taught, I’m going to assume that all those Luddites are working on bringing their design and presentation curriculum into the 21st century. CSS is essential to design and presentation for the Internet. In this post I’m just going to provide a few […]

Two good books for learning JavaScript, jQuery

Since about March this year, I’ve been searching for a few good, clear books to recommend to journalists and students who are interested in learning to use jQuery — with an eye toward getting ready for HTML5. You could just leap straight into jQuery, but I think it would make more sense to get a […]

Tips for HTML5, part 5: A closer look at selected tags

Most journalism students need to know only the bare minimum about HTML and how it works. For years I have been saying they need to know about 10 basic tags and not much more. That’s probably going to change with HTML5. This elegant illustration by Derek Bender (from his presentation The Future of the Web: […]