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"Diane K. Kovacs" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:29 -0400
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Dear Colleagues,

Thank you again for your good projects and participation over the past 
15 years!  :)

I'm happily, again, teaching IS590WDO Web Design and Construction for 
Organizations" for the UIUC iSchool for Summer and Fall 2018. We cover 
HTML5, CSS3, Usability, Accessibility, User-Centered Design principles, 
Technology options, etc.

I require each student to work with a 'client' to redesign an existing 
or design a new Web site for a non-profit organization, preferably a 
special, academic, school, or public library, or library organization, 
but other organizations or even for profit small business sites are 
welcomed. The Summer 2018 semester is May 14 - August 2, 2018. The Fall 
2018 semester is August 27 - December 12, 2018.

My students are mainly library (iSchool) school students who are just 
beginning with Web Design, HTML5 and CSS3.

What we are looking for is small scale redesign projects, e.g., one area 
of a larger site - or a new design for a special patron group.

Students will provide for you an example or dummy site constructed with 
simple HTML5 and CSS3, that you may choose to use or not use. They will 
also choose an open source CMS or template site as a secondary option to 
implement your example or dummy site design. That also you may choose to 
use or not use. (e.g, Wordpress, Googlesites, Weebly, etc.)

Please NOTE:
We cannot work with anyone who is looking for Web development (e.g., 
PHP/Python programming, Mysql or other database management, server 
maintenance, proprietary content management systems, etc.) and We cannot 
work with those who merely want link-checking, spell-checking, and 
general clerical work.

I cannot guarantee that any of my students will choose your projects. 
Also, it is possible we could take on some larger scale projects, the 
students may form teams to work on them.

Students may also choose the library they currently work in or a 
non-profit organization known to them to work with. So, if you would 
like to be on the list of projects for my students to consider please 
email me with the following information:

1. Contact person(s) with email and telephone numbers (this would be the 
'client' that students are expected to interview and interact with 
cooperatively to come up with design options)

2. The URL of the current Web site (if there is one - otherwise URL of 
the overall site associated with your organization)

3. Brief description of what you would like to have done with the site.

4. A commitment by the contact person(s) to be available by email or 
during the Summer and/or Fall 2017 semesters to work with my students. 
Availability of a contact person is critical.

I will respond to you with additional questions and/or whether your 
project fits our scope in terms of time and expertise of students and 
verify you want to be on the list.

Thank you!
A Web-based Teacher - Kovacs Consulting: Internet and Web Training - 
Teacher-Led Web-based Continuing Education and Professional Training for 
Librarians and Other Information Professionals

*Diane K. Kovacs - Librarian at Large and Web Teacher *-
Adjunct Instructor, SJSU iSchool -
Visiting Lecturer, UIUC iSchool -
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