This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create basic markup language documents and cascading style sheets (CSS) in order to define the structure and style of a website.

It applies to individuals in ICT roles who are required to create web pages with consistency in appearance and user experience.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *Interpret and implement one set of user requirements, including the ability to *select markup language according to requirements *use a markup language without the automated generation of code *customise website style and layout according to user requirements *create consistent style and format using CSS across multiple documents on the web page *identify testing approach and test cases based on user requirements *develop a website style and format using cascading style sheets (CSS) *Test website in at least two common browsers and take corrective action according to test results Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *Markup languages and their associated standards, advantages, and disadvantages *Standard web and CSS design principles *Application of the following to CSS: - hypertext mark-up language (HTML) - extensible hypertext mark-up language (XHTML) - standards for design *Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) and HTTP Secure (HTTPS) *Testing tools and processes and associated advantages and disadvantages *Troubleshooting processes relating to CSS and websites *Features and limitations of common web browsers *Organisational procedures to document test results

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