Course Listing Information

Course Title

MMP 350 Advanced Web Design

Course Details

Basic Skills:ENG 095 or ESL 062; ACR 094
Prerequisites:MMP 240
Co-requisites:MAT 051
Hours per week:2 Class + 2 Lab

Time and Days

Fall 2021 Semester

Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30p–9:10p

(synchronous hours will be on Zoom, mix of class and lab hours will vary)

Instructor Information

Prof Chris Stein

Office Hours
MON 11a–12p, WED 9:10p–10:10p, THU 3p–4p
Click to Schedule (multiple people allowed)

Quick 1-on-1
Click to Schedule 1-on-1 (15 minute slots)


More information on my page in the Class Directory.

Course Description

Official Description
This course gives the students the tools to build standards-compliant, accessible, dynamic web sites. Students will incorporate client-side and server-side scripting with advanced CSS to create intuitive and interactive web interfaces. The learning will take placed in the context of a content management system. Contemporary web development processes and platforms will be explored. A foundational knowledge of programming concepts, HTML, CSS and design for the web is required for this course.

Plus Prof Stein’s Additional
In this course, you will learn skills, techniques, concepts to give you a solid foundation on which you can build towards becoming a professional web designer. The Jamstack architecture is a key topic. First, you will learn fundamental concepts to get ready for Jamstack development, then we will learn how it works and finally, you will complete your own site. Along the way you will strengthen HTML, CSS and design skills, pick up new skills and languages like JavaScript, Node and Git/GitHub, and learn more about what is needed to be a web professional.

Course Student Learning OutcomesMeasurements
1. Write a web site project plan that includes written descriptions, sitemap and wireframes.1. Competency: Project Plan
2. Demonstrate the ability to write in a web-focused programming language. Deploy a web site using a content management system (CMS)2. Competency: Responsive Site
Competency: Site Design
3. Write client-side scripting code to add advanced interactivity and usability3. Competency: Dynamic Site
4. Write basic server-side scripting code for dynamic web pages4. Competency: Eleventy Site
5. Use package managers, frameworks and dependencies that are current industry standards5. Competency: Eleventy Site and Final Project


There is no textbook for the class. The class web site you’re reading now will contain or link to all of the class information.

Other Resources

You may want to have pen and paper handy for sketching out ideas or taking quick notes while following along as we work.


Take advantage of BMCC’s one-on-one tutoring services (free!). Visit for an up to date schedule (scroll to MMP/MMA)

Grading and Section Specific Information



Understanding of the building blocks of the web: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. You will show your learning through Kahoots.

Competency: Plan

Create a Project Brief for your portfolio project.

Competency: Responsive Site

Create a responsive Portfolio web site whose layout responds to the width of the user’s screen.

Competency: Site Design

Use visual design principles and web design principles to create a Portfolio site that displays information in a way that is visually appropriate to the content and the users.

Competency: Eleventy Site

Create and deploy the Portfolio site using the Eleventy static site generator.

Competency: Dynamic Site

Add dynamic elements to a site. Examples of dynamic elements are JavaScript UI elements, interactive maps, data loaded dynamically from an API.

Final Project

Group Project to create a web site using Eleventy.

Class Participation

Participation in course. See below for more information.

Learning Journal

There will be learning journal entries assigned throughout the course.

Class Participation

Regular participation in the course is one of the most important things that you can do in order to help you learn more deeply and permanently and to help ensure that you pass the class.

Activities that count as active class participation include:

  • attending synchronous sessions
  • asking questions during synchronous sessions
  • asking questions in the discussion areas
  • submitting weekly learning reports
  • practicing on Kahoot!
  • attending office hours

Use of Technology


You will need a computer in order to complete the work in this class. If you do not have a capable computer fill out this form to get help: Also, let Prof Stein know and he can make sure you get the help you need.

Dev Environment
You will also need to set up a development environment on your computer. This includes the text editor and also some other software that will need to be installed on your computer. Click the link above to learn how.

We will hold synchronous sessions through Zoom. In order to use this you will either need to have a camera and microphone on your computer or a mobile device with the Zoom app installed.

Because this is an online class you will need to be connected to the internet. BMCC has some mobile hotspots if you don’t have internet at home. You can email to request a hotspot.

We will also use a number of online sites. They are all either free or you can access them for free with your BMCC or CUNY username and password. The Accounts page on our site explains the details.

BMCC and CUNYfirst Logins
A number of resources require these logins (LinkedIn Learning, Blackbaord, Zoom, MS Office, Adobe). If you do not have (or cannot remember) your id and password for either your BMCC login or your CUNYfirst login, contact the BMCC helpdesk right away: 212-220-8379 or

Weekly Breakdown

This is a basic breakdown of the course. More detail will be given each week and some things may change.

Weeks 1–3

  • Course Introduction
  • Setup
    • Getting access to your accounts
    • Home Development Environment
  • Web Design refresher (HTML + CSS)
    • create a Site Brief for your Portfolio Project

Weeks 4-6

  • Focus on HTML, CSS and Responsive Design
  • JavaScript Introduction
  • Using Node, Git and Markdown
  • COMPETENCIES DUE: Responsive Site + Site Design

Weeks 7-10

  • Learning Jamstack and Eleventy
  • COMPETENCY DUE: Eleventy Site
    • Create an Eleventy version of your Portfolio Project

Weeks 11-12

  • Work on Dynamic Site Elements (JavaScript, APIs, maps)
  • COMPETENCY DUE: Dynamic Elements

Weeks 13-17

  • Final Project Website Workshop
  • Present Group Final Projects during Finals Week

Note that even though class is 15 weeks, because some weeks we only meet once, there are 17 calendar weeks we have class.

General Student Resources

BMCC is committed to the health and well‐being of all students. It is common for everyone to seek assistance at some point in their life, and there are free and confidential services on campus that can help. 

Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) room S230, 212‐220‐8195, If you are having problems with food or housing insecurity, finances, health insurance or anything else that might get in the way of your studies at BMCC, contact the Advocacy and Resource Center (formerly Single Stop) for assistance. Please contact us, call 212-220-8195, or come by the office at room S230. You may also contact the Office of Student Affairs, S350, 212‐220‐8130,, for assistance.

Counseling Center, room S343, 212‐220‐8140, Counselors assist students in addressing psychological and adjustment issues (i.e., depression, anxiety, and relationships) and can help with stress, time management and more. Counselors are available for walk‐in visits.

Office of Compliance and Diversity,  room S701, 212-220-1236. BMCC is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive learning environment free of unlawful discrimination/harassment, including sexual harassment, where all students are treated fairly. For information about BMCC’s policies and resources, or to request additional assistance in this area, please visit or call the office, or email, or If you need immediate assistance, please contact BMCC Public safety at 212-220-8080.

Office of Accessibility, Students who need academic accommodations in connection with a disability must initiate the request with BMCC’s Office of Accessibility (OA). Students need to register with the Office of Accessibility in order to officially disclose their disability status to the College and to determine eligibility for appropriate reasonable accommodations (including any prior IEPs or 504s). Please contact the OA at the start of the semester (or as soon as possible) to coordinate any accommodation request/s:, Room N360 (accessible entrance: 77 Harrison Street), 212-220-8180,

BMCC Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Statement

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s ideas, words or artistic, scientific, or technical work as one’s own creation. Using the idea or work of another is permissible only when the original author is identified. Paraphrasing and summarizing, as well as direct quotations, require citations to the original source. Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional. Lack of dishonest intent does not necessarily absolve a student of responsibility for plagiarism. Students who are unsure how and when to provide documentation are advised to consult with their instructors. The library has guides designed to help students to appropriately identify a cited work. The full policy can be found on BMCC’s Web site, For further information on integrity and behavior, please consult the college bulletin (also available online).

Library Guide on Citations

Library Guide on Copyright and Fair Use