ITD 110 Web Design

Let’s start this blog with first understanding and defining what HTML and CSS are, also what they do. HTML is the standard markup language used to create different web pages. So it basically places content on the web page where you want them to be displayed. The reason we will be teaching you about HTML 5 is to use the latest version of this language. CSS is basically the same; it’s a style sheet language that is used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language.

HTML Structure

Paired element and empty elements

All elements that are paired must contain a start tag and an end tag.

For an example

<body></body>

There are empty elements that do not have an end tag.

For an example:

<img src = ”images/worldmusiclogo.jpg” />

HTML Documents Structure

All HTML documents should start with a type declaration:

<!DOCTYPE html> followed by the HTML element and in between is the Body element

The content in between the <body></body> element is the visible part of the HTML document .

The DOCTYPE Tag

Every HTML document should begin with a DOCTYPE tag. This element identifies the version of HTML used in the document.

Example of the DOCTYPE tag:

<!DOCTYPE html>

The HTML Element

The html element is the root element of a Web document, meaning that it is the container for all the other elements on the Web page. The start <html> tag goes immediately below the DOCTYPE tag.

The Head Section of the Web Page:

The head section of the web page contains HTML code that does not appear on the web page when that web page is open in the web browser. You can think of the head section as a container for information.

The Body Element

The body element is the container for all of the page content that will be rendered

in the document window.

HTML Headings

HTML headings are defined with the <h1> to <h6> elements:

Example

<h1>Heading 1</h1>
<h2>H
eading 2</h2>
<h3>Heading 3</h3>

HTML Paragraphs

HTML paragraphs are defined with the <p> element:

Example

<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
<p>This is another paragraph.</p>

Example Basic Web Page

<!DOCTYPEhtml>
<html>
<body>

<h1>Heading 1</h1>

<p>My first paragraph.</p>

</body>
</html>

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ITD 110 Web Design Introduction

This blog is contributed by students who are taking the ITD 110 Web Design course. The blog includes relevant topics on HTML, CSS and the essentials of web design.

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GMU vs. NOVA

It’s both easy and hard to compare GMU and NOVA, both are really great schools. NOVA provides decent education for a fraction of the university price and there is less pressure because you can always transfer easily. Mason has a variety of education programs all the up to PhD, the credits are not as easily transferable but clubs there are plentiful. In my mind I’m like a GMU and NOVA Hybrid student, perhaps it is because I’m an online student at Mason and rarely do I ever go to campus other than to volunteer and I’m still a blogger for NOVA. The work load is relatively the same, if not easier, NOVA has taught me well to keep up with my studies and check Blackboard regularly. Some differences that I do like about Mason is that there are allotted times for students called time-tickets, it just comes up automatically based on your major and student year whereas with NOVA it was the hunger games each semester. Something I think all students may like is that the semesters are shorter by 2 weeks and the books are cheaper because the professors don’t care which edition you have just as long you have a book.

University life itself has a different feel than NOVA campuses, there’s sense of unity and pride, every other student will wear a Patriot pride shirt. Although NOVA is very culturally diverse with the prayer and meditation rooms in CG and prayer corner in the MEC building, GMU is just as diverse, in the restrooms in the Johnson Center, there are special foot washing stations just before prayers.

I feel both school compliment each other well and I’m happy to be part of both. I’ll be sharing more as I go through my semesters here.

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How to Create a Website

Let’s start this blog with first understanding and defining what HTML and CSS are, also what they do. HTML is the standard markup language used to create different web pages. So it basically places content on the web page where you want them to be displayed. The reason we will be teaching you about HTML 5 is to use the latest version of this language. CSS is basically the same; it’s a style sheet language that is used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language.

Here is the list of the basic HTML elements to build the web page and a description of each element:

<!DOCTYPE html> – This  is used to help the Web browser identify what type of document it is

<html> – The html element is the root element.  In other words it is the holder for all the other elements on the web page.

<head> – this element does not show up on the web page. Its purpose is to contain all the information of the webpage.  One of the most important information is the title of the web page.

<body> –  It the element that all the contents of the web page that will be displayed in the browser.

Next blog we will show you how to build a web page and include a lesson for you to do it on your own. 

Please make sure you have one of following the Text Editor to be able to create your page:

Notepad++ or BBEdit on your personal computer or Mac

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NASA at NOVA & NVCC- Aerospace Scholars

National Aeronautics And Space Administration

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NASA at NVCC? . . Do Tell !

Thanks to the coordinators and to the dedicated educational specialists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, NASA has been working on a program called N.C.A.S.

Their big interest is to encourage students of all ages and backgrounds to pursue a 4 year degree within STEM and to help motivate these students to find their dreams in life.

For students interested in their program, they offer a workshop and some Q&A time with some of NASA’s engineers & scientists who have completed, or are currently working on the next big mission.

NCAS is part of an educational initiative that is through NASA and their outreach program for Community College students.


NCAS? Aerospace Scholars ?

 

NASA has a program for the Community College level known as N.C.A.S., which has reached out to California, Alabama, Texas, Virginia and a few other locations in the United States to bright young minds.

N.C.A.S. stands for: National Community College Aerospace Scholars.


Who are the Aerospace Scholars ?

They’re students like you and I; they’re curious about the future, their degree process, their culmination of their studies and where it might lead.

These students are interested in human space flight; the science, technology, engineering and mathematics that exists behind every exploration, rover, satellite, and telescope made, and they’re interested in what lies beyond our solar system… most students are unaware of this fantastic opportunity, and it is my mission to reach out to everyone who would like to try.

http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/


What do the Aerospace Scholars do ?

Students who make it into the Aerospace Scholars program (NCAS) work with NASA’s educational program to create their very own mission to Mars… from scratch. They are offered full documentation of NASA’s histories of success and critical failure from past, present and even future missions to add to their personalized mission to get a feel for what actual scientists and engineers go through when a rocket launch goes up.


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For the tinkerers, you’ll get to design stuff.

Once students finish required course work, the program gives each successful student a chance to have an on-site experience and visit one of NASA’s facilities to get an up-close and personal view of engineering AND science up close.


Wait, what’s the cost to do all of this ?

It is completely free to students; once you make it through to the on-site experience selection, a small cost is requested (30$ fee) for workshop T-Shirts to be made payable to an educational program to cover meals & some on-site materials.


Wait… what about flights, transportation, hotels… etc?

Remember the 30$ ? . . . Yep ! That’s the cost if you make it to the on-site workshop.


Can I apply ?

Of course! Please do, educational specialists from NASA’s Johnson Space Center are always looking for interested students to join in on the NCAS program.

This is your moment.


Deadlines

Applications for NCAS are due by midnight on December 15th, 2014 for consideration for the Aerospace Scholar workshop starting in the spring semester of 2015.


For more information or any questions, please contact me at

email: jsanchez5006@email.vccs.edu

I’d love to work with everyone, and I can give you all of the who, the why, the where, and the how if you contact me :)

PS: if you do apply, let me know; I can forward your info directly to an educational specialist from the Johnson Space Center. So they’ll know you’re really interested in this opportunity.


Who am I ?

I’m a student here at NVCC Manassas, President of the Manassas STEM club, and I’m pursuing an Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering (ASEE).

(We’re working on something really cool here at the campus, keep an eye out in the spring semester.)

I was given a shot at being in the NCAS program, and I made it. Now I’m Virginia’s Aerospace Scholar student rep this semester; soon to be on-site at Marshall Space Flight Center this December to see some absolutely gorgeous rockets, testing and meeting with some of the professionals in the field.

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This is the foot in the door for you, all I can do is provide you a link, you’ve got to click it and apply yourself.

Apply Now at http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/


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