Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


MAT 225 | Web Design: PHP and WordPress

3 Units
Advisories: MAT 165
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours

This course develops skills for building database driven, dynamically generated websites using current dynamic scripting languages, content management system (CMS) applications, and presentation semantics with PHP, WordPress, and CSS, respectively. Students develop dynamic websites and CMS web applications as a basis for creating professional, commercial, or other dynamic, interactive applications. Topics include PHP scripting fundamentals, integrating dynamic content with HTML and CSS, understanding WordPress as a CMS, customizing and creating WordPress themes and plugins, leveraging web design software, such as Dreamweaver and/open-source code editors to create professional data-driven websites, and designing dynamic websites with issues of accessibility and device responsiveness in mind.

Formerly IMT 220.