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JTC 372 - Web Design and Management

  • 3 credits
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This course introduces a foundation for those who work in designing or managing websites. It approaches the design and management of websites from the perspective of usability. Websites that are usable are those that help the visitors of the site meet their information goals with logical structure, accessible content, as well as an efficient and appealing design. Students learn the basics of HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and Web Graphics.

Student Testimonials:

"Web Design and Management remains a favorite of mine, bringing a smile when I think of it. The whole package was wonderful: the textbook, the way the class was so well designed and maintained for learning, but also Patti being so encouraging and available with thorough and helpful answers to questions. Couldn't have been better for developing useful job skills and a project ready for public use."

"I loved the way this course was paced, I felt for once the text book assignments served a purpose and that overall this class was a great experience. I think this is an excellent starting point for anyone and I plan to recommend it in the future."

"I really enjoyed this class. I had some previous experience in HTML/CSS but never really understood what I was doing, just knew enough to make some small changes here or there, but now I feel like I have a much better grasp at what is needed for website usability and user experience (UX). Overall, I think the teaching style of this class was great, It was a nice pace, and the instructor gave plenty of great feedback a long the way. I would certainly recommend this class to other students who are interested."




JTC 210 (Newswriting); JTC 211 (Computer-Mediated Visual Communication)

Textbooks and Materials

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  • Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics, 5th Ed. (2018)
    Robbins, Jennifer Niederest
    ISBN: 978-1491960202

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Patti Burke-Lund
Patti Burke-Lund

Patti has been an online instructor for the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University since 2008. She has over 10 years of web design, content development, editing, and management experience that she is eager to share with her students. A proud first-generation student, one of Patti’s passions is supporting students to reach their higher education goals. 

Designated as an expert in online teaching and learning by CSU's Institute for Teaching and Learning, Patti was nominated to be a facilitator for several professional development courses offered to faculty to assist colleagues in designing online courses. In addition to teaching for CSU, Patti has worked with the University of Delaware's IT Department as an Instructional Designer and Web Designer, she has taught Web Design and Editing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, and has also served as an Assistant Director and Website Manager for the Department of Career Services at Rutgers University. 

Patti earned an M.Ed. in Education and Human Resources, with a certification in Adult Education and Training, from Colorado State University and a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Communication, from Rutgers University. Most recently she completed a Quality Matters certification that was directly applied to her online course design. You can learn more about Patti's background on LinkedIn.