Course Description

After taking the introductory COMD 2450 Web I, this is the first course for students majoring in web design. Students will learn to use both graphics software, such as Dreamweaver, and to manipulate the code (XHTML, CSS) to improve on web optimization and to create clean code. Forms and integration of other technologies will be practiced.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Create a web site (not a portfolio web site)  to brand and market a product, service, or  information on a specific topic.  
  • Deconstruct the process of site design and  implementation.
  • Learn, in depth, the tags and syntax used in  XHTML and CSS, to an intermediate to  expert skill level. 
  • Learn how to build a layout, coding by  hand, the basic layout alternatives: fixed,  liquid and elastic layouts, and the different  forms of positioning: absolute, relative,  floated.
  • Introduction to the integration of other web  technologies: Forms, Javascript, PHP,  Flash. 


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

If available, a cloneable model course contains learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more.

Course Coordination


Name: Daniel Wong

Title: Associate Professor

Email: DWong @citytech.cuny.edu

Office: N1111

Phone: 718-260-4946

Faculty Homepage


Please review the COMD Standards for Curriculum Continuity.

Course Resources

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

  • Styling With CSS Charles Wyke-Smith New Riders ISBN-10:0-321-52556-6
  • CSS Mastery, Advanced Web Standards Andy Budd 2 COMD COMD 3551 Web Design II: Advanced XHTML & CSS Friends of ED ISBN-10:1-59059-614-5

BFA Resources

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

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