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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Web Design
Module Code MT226
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Rehan Iftikhar
Semester 2: Rehan Iftikhar
Autumn: Rehan Iftikhar
Module TeachersRehan Iftikhar
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module is designed to familiarise students with key concepts central to web design. This module will introduce students to the architecture and workings of the World Wide Web, and to the principles of designing a usable website. The student will be able to choose the most appropriate technologies to design, implement and maintain a website. The student will also be able to design their sites taking various types of access devices (desktop and mobile) into account.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the ways in which computers communicate with each other
2. Understand the fundamental principles of website architecture and design
3. Understand the process of creating simple structured web pages
4. Understand the correct use of tables and images in web pages
5. Describe the main features of effective web site design
6. Explain the governing principles of web usability, design guidelines and user experience
7. Analyse websites to address web page accessibility and usability issues
8. Identify and describe key website analytics, reporting tools and metrics

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Laboratory10No Description
Assignment Completion35No Description
Independent Study56No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizUnderstanding of basic web communication and architecture10%Week 4
Digital ProjectCreate a styled web site25%Week 7
Loop QuizUnderstanding of website design and analytics15%Week 10
Group assignmentDesign and implement an interactive accessible website50%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Nigel Chapman,Jenny Chapman: 2006, Web Design, Wiley, 0470060891
Other Resources

64104, Website, 0, W3Schools, https://www.w3schools.com/,
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