Web Design Returns to MSU Media Camp

Posted on: July 9, 2013

This year, Website Design Camp is making its return to the MSU Media Summer Camps, offered by the Media and Information(TISM) department within CAS.

The camps, held in the Communication Arts & Sciences building, include five full days of hands-on instruction by MSU faculty and staff. For the first time, an overnight option is available this year.

During this camp, high school students will blend design principles and development skills through guided instruction and hands-on activities. By the end of the week, students will have designed a functioning website or blog to publish online.

In order to master the final project, students will learn to code in HTML and CSS and will be taught how to create and customize their website graphics using Adobe Photoshop. They will also learn how to add menu settings, photo galleries, video files, animations and audio files.  

“We are hoping for a full class because it makes the experience that much more interesting and fun for everyone who participates,” says Amanda Krueger, TISM outreach specialist. “Website design is an excellent introduction to computing and a wonderful skill to have.”

This year, Valeta Wensloff, TISM outreach specialist and internship coordinator, will be the lead instructor of the camp. It will mark her first time teaching the camp, although she has taught college-level web design for several semesters. 

“I look forward to seeing the creative ways students express themselves,” Wensloff said. “My hope is that they find this camp to be a fun, productive, creative outlet and continue to learn about web design and development once the camp has ended.”

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