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DH 504. Client Software in the Digital Humanities

Credits: 3
Department: History
Description: Client-side internet technology like HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, JQuery, and XML. Website design, use of graphics and multimedia on the web, and future directions for digital humanities projects.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Create scripts that execute on multiple browsers on multiple operating systems in individual projects.
2. Distinguish between programming and mark-up languages; use mark-up language to reflect the knowledge structure.
3. Apply CSS to control the final appearance of documents and make use of responsive design.
4. Apply client side technologies to manipulate the document object model (DOM) to create interactivity and navigation, dynamically build page elements, and communicate with plug-in technologies in individual projects.
5. Use appropriate technologies to write scripts (like JavaScript, DHTML, CSS, SVG, SMIL, and proprietary scripting languages) to gain familiarity with current practices and future developments in web client-side scripting.
6. Apply vendor-specific technologies to overcome the limitations of general-purpose scripting languages in individual projects.
7. Apply appropriate techniques for script-writing to create animations on the screen.

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