Course Description

A required course for all Communication Design students. Topics include creative user interface design and best workflow practices. Students design a website using an HTML template, and develop design, typography and web programming skills. HTML and CSS will be taught.

Learning Outcomes

For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Design the branding and style of a web site, with a consistent look-and-feel throughout.
  • Introduction to semantic HTML to create static web sites. Learn how CSS is used to properly format text on a page.
  • Use graphics in appropriate file formats, to create a unique and compelling website. 
  • Learn about how web sites influence, and are influenced by the Internet, through the use of hypertext, and writing for organic traffic.
  • Appropriate use of document elements, and introduction of forms for user feedback.


The following syllabus presents the college approved course requirements, learning outcomes, suggested weekly course outline, etc. Your students should meet the defined learning outcomes and COMD Standards, but please adapt the weekly outline, project guidelines, and grading scheme, as needed.

Model Course

The model course is available for cloning on the OpenLab. Simply login and click on the “Clone This Course” button. Contact the OpenLab Team with questions.

If you use Blackboard, review the Model Course content and structure, and transfer to your Blackboard course. Contact the iTEC Team with questions.

Course Coordination


Name: Daniel Wong

Title: Associate Professor Communication Design

Email: DWong @citytech.cuny.edu

Office: N1111

Phone: 718-260-4946

Faculty Homepage

Course Resource

This course uses the following resource:


Please review the COMD Standards for Curriculum Continuity.

Course Resources

This course utilizes the following Open Educational Resources (OER), zero cost resources, and/or require textbook:

Foundation Resources

Please review and share the following resources with your Foundations students.

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