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Archived Version 2003 - 2004

Module Title Web Design
Module Code CA106
School School of Computing

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Module Co-ordinatorProf. Rory O'ConnorOffice NumberL1.21
Level 1 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
This module will introduce students to the architecture and workings of the world wide web, and to the principles of web design. It will address the technical structure of the WWW and in particular it will focus on the practical aspects of web authoring as well as the architecture and design of web sites. It will also introduce the tools and techniques for constructing and maintaining web sites.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of this module the student will be able to:- 7 Understand the structure and operation of the world wide web. 7Create basic HTML web pages. 7Create advanced HTML web pages using a variety of methods and tools. 7Understand the fundamentals of web development tools. 7Enhance web pages using JavaScript and Java applets.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 51

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
· INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB History of the WWW. Structure of the internet. Structure of the WWW. Http and message passing. Browsers and http servers. · BASIC HTML HTML elements - mark up tags. Simple HTML documents. Tags for basic document layout. Headings. Lists - Ordered, Unordered, Definition lists and Nested lists. Creating a larger HTML document. Creating hypertext links. Using links effectively. · ADVANCED HTM Including multimedia objects. In-line images. Linking to external images, sound and video. Simple Tables. Advanced Tables. Table usage issues. Visual effects. Logical styles. Physical styles. Special characters. · INTRODUCTION TO WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT Web site planning and design. Navigational models. Web site production. Web site maintenance. · WEB DESIGN TOOLS FrontPage. DreamWeaver. · WEB SITE EVALUATION AND USABILITY Usability objectives. Usability Specification. Evaluation techniques. · OVERVIEW OF ADVANCED WEB TECHNOLOGIES JavaScript, XML, WML, WAP, etc...
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Indicative Reading List
Essential Internet and World Wide Web: How to Program 2/E , H.Deitel, P. Deitel and T. Nieto, 2001, Prentice Hall. Supplementary Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity , Jacob Nielsen, 2000; New Riders
Programme or List of Programmes
CABSc in Computer Applications