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 (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3). CMS involves design, creation and management of web sites using specialist CMS tools.  Students will be introduced to Bootstrap CSS framework and build websites using WordPress.

Contents include: HTML5 and CSS3 for coding web sites; use of a CMS to design, set up, deploy and maintain web sites. 

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Develop Web sites using HTML5 and CSS3;  
  2. Apply a CMS in the design, development and deployment of a web site; and  
  3. Apply Web design principles in the effective design of Web sites.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two Online Quizzes (1hr each). 30%
Portfolio Portfolio of HTML5/CSS/Bootstrap projects. 35%
Assignment Develop a Wordpress website. 35%

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