Web Development and CMS

Unit code: NIT1101 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney


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.

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.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 10%
Test 1: Session 4 (In workshop) (30 minutes) Open book programming-based test
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
Grade: 30%
Assessable Lab 1 (1.5 hours) - Session 6
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
Grade: 30%
Assessable Lab 2 (1.5 hours) - Session 9 Develop websites using HTML and CSS
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 30%
Test 2 (1.5 hours) Test 2: Session 8 (In workshop) (1.5 hours) Open book programming-based test

Required reading

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

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