Expanded Tools—Interactive Spring 2018

Project 1

Project 1: HTML Patterns


HTML and CSS don’t always have to convey information; they can be used as drawing tools in the browser. Make a series of patterns to be viewed in the browser using only HTML and CSS. Explore color, shape, regularity, hierarchy, and density in your pattern-making process. There’s no requirement that your patterns be regular. Feel free to push and explore the edges of graphic form in the browser.

Learning Outcomes


Week 1 — Jan 28

Week 2 — Feb 5

Week 3 — Feb 12


Karel Martens

Sol Lewitt

Islamic tile work

Mattisse cut outs

William Morris wallpaper

Conditional design, studio moniker

Navajo wearing blanket