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WRIT 373 Writing and Designing for the Web I

This course introduces students to the principles, processes, and techniques of front-end Web development. Students gain solid knowledge and practical skills in HTML, CSS, website genres, design patterns, Web writing, and usability. Students will analyze and build websites. Students must already possess basic satisfactory digital literacy, such as managing files and folders, and adding and removing programs.


Special information

Prerequisite: Completion of Goal 1, WRIT 280 Digital Tools for Writing and Communication, WRIT 371 Editing, WRIT 372 Document and Information Design I or instructor's consent for any prerequisite.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective July 6, 2009 to May 3, 2021

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Effectively communicate using language and concepts common to the web professional discourse community.
  • Able to analyze websites for effective communication in terms of writing, design, and structure and know what works and what doesn't work.
  • Able to edit existing sites directly from the code as well as do more technical editing on content management systems.
  • Achieve good user-centered design through the use of personas, usability testing, and other techniques.
  • Know how to create a basic website with multiple pages from the ground up using various authoring tools, including HTML and CSS.
  • Understand internet basics including the relationship between computers that store websites (the server) and browsers which view them (the client).