Web Design Introduction
Class Questions:

Do I need a computer?
Yes. You will need a laptop for some class sessions. However you will find that some of the campus computer labs will work for you outside of class as well and contain the software we will be using.

What type of laptop do I need?
Virtually any laptop will work for class. Any Mac or PC made within the past five or six years should be sufficient.

What about software?
We will furnish you with what you need to get started. Once you start building your own Web site you will find that Adobe Creative Suite will work the best. There are educational priced subscriptions and free trial versions available.

Do I have to use the Creative Cloud
No. You will find that the features of Photoshop and Dreamweaver that we will use have been in the past 4 or 5 versions. If you have CS6 or CS 5 you will find they work great. In fact you can use CS4 or CS3 with no problem.

Are there any textbooks I need to buy?
NO! You will be given course text and notes. In the past these sold for $75 to $150 in the bookstore. The notes will be passed out the first night of class along with the Mac and PC software to get you started. Furthermore the class exercises will be posted online as a video if you need a review.

I still have some questions. What should I do?
Feel free to contact the instructor, David Husom. He is at: husom001@umn.edu

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