At the completion of this unit students will have -
A theoretical and conceptual understanding of:
- the characteristics of commercial web sites and the authoring/management issues associated with them;
- the features and applicability of a range of software tools which are used in the development of websites;
- internet standards and protocols, in particular the impact of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards in this area;
- a web based document as an instance of the W3C Document Object Model;
- website usability issues;
- the role that products such as Macromedia Flash can play in web authoring;
- copyright related issues as they apply to web authoring.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
- appreciate the flexibility required in dealing with clients in a variety of situations encountered in the tendering/authoring process;
- demonstrate a critical attitude towards assessing the success of websites;
- demonstrate a recognition of the strengths and weaknesses of information technology in the context of the development and use of web based multimedia systems.
Developed the skills to:
- create and manipulate digital content for websites, including basic audio and animation;
- code web pages using standard HTML/XHTML, including tables and forms;
- make use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to add style to web documents;
- access and manipulate DOM objects in a web document;
- write HTML embedded script code to produce dynamic database driven web documents;
- produce design specification documents applicable to a web site authoring task.
Demonstrated the teamwork skills necessary to:
- work as a member of a project team.
In-semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Two hours of lectures
- One 2-hour laboratory
(b.) Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.
FIT1012, MMS1402, MMS9401