Web Design Lab

Intro text here

Structure

The diagram below shows the structure of the next version of the course (Spring 2021). Please note that some things may change between now and then.

weblab structure

And this is some more text.

This is a URL test to show a lightboxed image from unsplash:

SVG Image

Vimeo

and now for a video lightbox

Vimeo Video

When the parameter is enabled, links to Vimeo videos will be opened into the lightbox.

For example the following sample links will be opened into the lightbox:

Vimeo video

PNG Image

and this is a regular PNG

unsplash image that is 41k

unsplash image that is 41k again

SVG Image again

Resources

This web page contains a variety of resources to help you successfully navigate the course. Some sections are longer, some very short. Use the sub-menu below to choose an area you want to learn more about. The areas include:

  1. Time Management. Since this is an online course managing your time well is critically important. This section includes tips and suggestions.
  2. Purchases. About the various things you need to buy for the course. This info is also in the course syllabus.
  3. Links. Links to software and hardware support. Zoom. This is the virtual meeting software we use in the course and at USF. There are no required meetings, but if you want to meet with me without coming to USF then Zoom is the way to do it!
  4. Websites. Wonderful websites to explore that deal with audio: either podcasts, learning presentations, or other things you may want to explore on your own at some time.
  5. Time Management. When doing any course time management is important. But in this course it is triply important because … Learning audio production is cumulative and you will quickly fall way behind if you don’t keep up with the learning content and exercises online learning tends to demand more self-discipline from learners. For procrastinators (you know who you are) and those with poor self-discipline online courses can be frustrating, even miserable.

So what to do? Well for each person it’s different. I would develop a weekly timeline so you know exactly which days and times you will work on the course content. In general a learning module will require 15 hours of work from you: watching, listening, reading, and doing. So plan out where you will find those 15 hours for about every 2 weeks. (That’s 7.5 hours a week.)

When to Start

Every module begins on a teaching weekend Saturday. While it’s not required you start on that Saturday you definitely do not want to start any later than the Sunday following a teaching weekend. You choose Saturday or Sunday as your start day, but starting later will get you into trouble soon enough.

Generally speaking there are 4 sections each learning module:

  • videos
  • audio
  • Readings
  • Exercises

It’s not terribly important which section you begin with except that Exercises should always be done last! Use videos, audio, and readings in any order that suits your fancy.

Within the Exercise section (there’s usually 3 to 7 of them) you are free to complete them in whatever order you want.

Another H2

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H3 with Content

put stuff here

Yet Another H2