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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

This unit provides students with an introduction to the essential elements of website development from design to implementation. Students will be introduced to the use and reuse of media resources and program code, applying common structures and integrating multimedia elements (text, graphics, audio, animation). Web standards and current developments will be applied to web page development. Accessibility, copyright, privacy, ethical and cultural issues related to web-site development will be reviewed and implemented.

Unit content

  1. Introducing web development/XHTML basics
  2. CSS
  3. Adding graphics
  4. CSS Page layout
  5. More CSS and Hyperlinks
  6. Tables
  7. Website organisation
  8. XHTML forms
  9. A brief look at Javascript
  10. Web development issues
  11. Website development
  12. Web promotion

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the essential processes of web development
2 interpret and apply a web mark-up language
3 apply written communication skills to a website
4 recognise and implement ethical, legal and societal issues related to web development
5 demonstrate the ability to build efficient and usable websites.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the essential processes of web development
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. interpret and apply a web mark-up language
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. apply written communication skills to a website
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. recognise and implement ethical, legal and societal issues related to web development
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate the ability to build efficient and usable websites.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Felke-Morris, T, 2013, Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5, 6th edn, Pearson, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-13-278339-2.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.