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COMP1056 Web Design

Module Overview

To introduce students to the key issues when designing, creating and publishing content on the World Wide Web.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module aims to introduce students to the key issues when designing, creating and publishing content on the World Wide Web.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The technical principles of the World Wide Web
  • The technical issues in creating and publishing content on the World Wide Web
  • The legal issues when publishing content on the World Wide Web

Syllabus

- xHTML/HTML - Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - Client-Side JavaScript - jQuery - Callback Functions - Structure, navigation, linking and maintenance - User interface guidelines for web design - Using wireframes to produce initial design - Web graphics file compression formats - Accessibility issues - Web site publishing - Search engine optimisation - Online advertising

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Follow-up work18
Supervised time in studio/workshop12
Preparation for scheduled sessions18
Completion of assessment task38
Lecture36
Wider reading or practice28
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Felke-Morris, T. (2013). Basics of Web Design. 

Robbins, J.N. Learning web design: a beginner's guide to HTML, CSS, Javascript, and web graphics. 

Gosselin, D (2008). JavaScript. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Fully Functional Website 40%
Laboratory 30%
Report 20%
Website Wireframe 10%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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