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MMST 131A: Web Design I

This course introduces the use of  free, open-source content management software to design and build modern Web sites. CMS software is easy to learn yet puts sophisticated web building tools into the hands of designers and content creators of all technical skill levels. Website production skills are developed through the research, design, development and testing of several small, simple web sites.  (CSU)


Thank you for your interest in MMST131a & MMST131b $ MMST131c - Web Design I & II & III. Access to the course will not be available until the first day of the term.

Access Requirements

No mandatory campus visits are required for these courses, but students are required to log into the course web site as least once per week.


There are no required textbooks for these courses. All course materials and readings are web-based and available 24x7. Software used in these courses is also free, although some students choose to buy commercial software extensions and themes.

Course organization

These courses are 16 weeks long and is organized into TOPICS, roughly one every two weeks. Plan on spending at least 7 hours per week on the course materials. You are required to log onto the course at least once a week. Mondays is best, but you can pick whichever days and times suit you.

First Day of Class Instructions

All enrolled students are required to contact the instructor James Gonzalez at, during  the first week of class to hold their spot in the class. Registered student who do not check in with the instructor during this period can lose his or her spot to a student on the waitlist.

The waitlist is always long for this class and there is always a shortage of class spots to meet the demand; so it is important that you check in this  first week.

Waitlist & Add Codes

If you are on the waitlist or attempting to add the course, email the instructor, James Gonzalez as soon as possible to indicate your desire to take the course and to receive course start up information. Please include your name, the section number of the class you wish to add, and your COM Student ID (if you have one) in your email. I do honor the official waitlist, adding students in the order they appear on the waitlist.

Students are added in the order they appear on the wait list, as spots open up. Because enrolled students have the first week to check in, most spots do not open up until week 2 of the course, so be patient. The first week of class is mostly occupied by housekeeping tasks, so you will be able to quickly catch up in week 2.

For more information about these  courses visit:  or email the instructor at: