This unit provides an introduction to coding web sites and the use of Content Management Systems (CMS) in the provision of web sites. Coding of sites involves Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CMS involves design, creation and management of web sites using specialist CMS tools.

The unit is delivered using guided problem-solving. Lectures, workshops and laboratories will support the problem-based approach with the use of scaffolding.

Contents include: HTML and CSS for coding web sites; use of a CMS to design, set up, deploy and maintain web sites.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NIT1101

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Develop web sites using HTML coding;  
  2. Apply CSS to web sites for formatting and presentation of content;  
  3. Apply a CMS in the design, development and deployment of a web site; and  
  4. Apply Web design principles in the effective design of Web sites.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test 1 (30 minutes) 10%
Laboratory Work Assessable Lab 1 (1.5 hours) 30%
Laboratory Work Assessable Lab 2 (1.5 hours) 30%
Test Test 2 (1.5 hours) 30%

Required reading

Web Design with HTML & CSS3: Complete 8th Ed.
Minnick, J. (2016)
Cengage Learning

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