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SOFT6007 - Web Development Fundamentals

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Title:Web Development Fundamentals
Long Title:Web Development Fundamentals
Module Code:SOFT6007
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Computer Software
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donna OShea
Module Author: IRENE FOLEY
Module Description: This module introduces the student to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and provides the student with the skills necessary to develop basic web sites with some dynamic elements. The student will also be introduced to best practices regarding these technologies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and apply the structure and operation of the World Wide Web (WWW).
LO2 Develop HTML web pages.
LO3 Apply cascading style sheets (CSS) to web pages, separating form from content.
LO4 Enhance web pages with simple interactivity.
LO5 Apply best practices in developing web pages.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to the Web
History of the Internet & World Wide Web (WWW). Architecture of the WWW: Client/Server models, Resource Identification/location (URLs, IP addresses, Domain names, DNS System), Web hosting and deployment solutions.
HTML
Markup Language Concepts. Rendering Engines. Browsers & Authoring Tools. Manual HTML coding: Tags & Attributes. Embedding Multimedia. Block Level vs Inline Tags. Lists, Tables. Forms. Structural Tags.
CSS
Applying styles to a webpage. Inline, embedded & external styles. Identifying elements (contextual selectors, classes, IDs). CSS properties: typography, positioning, layouts, colours, background images (placement, repetition, identifying image urls).
Basic Interactive Web Pages
CSS Interaction: Pseudo Classes. JavaScript: Language Basics, Event handlers, Document Object Model, changing CSS properties
Best Practices
Web standards. The Semantic Web. Accessibility (incl. WAI-ARIA) & Internationalisation. Usability. Image formats and optimisation. Code Validation. Code Optimisation (incl. HTML/CSS/JavaScript Coding Style Guides). Copyright considerations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Demonstrating the student's knowledge of HTML and the World Wide Web. 1,2 20.0 Week 5
Project Construction of more complex website using current standard HTML for the structure and content of the webpages, and a CSS stylesheet for styling the website. 2,3,5 55.0 Week 10
Project Development of a simple interactive webpage demonstrating the student's knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 3,4,5 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Introduction to Web Programming concepts. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Design, code and test webpages and websites. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student learning outside of contact time. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Introduction to Web Programming concepts. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Design, code and test webpages and websites. 3.0 Every Second Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student learning outside of contact time. 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 8.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Jennifer Niederst Robbins 2018, Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics, 5th Ed., O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 9781491960202]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Elisabeth Robson, Eric Freeman 2015, Head First HTML and CSS : A Learner's Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages, 2nd Ed., O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 9780596159900]
  • Jon Duckett 2011, HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781118008188]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KSDEV_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 1 Mandatory
CR_KDNET_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Systems 1 Mandatory
CR_KITMN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in IT Management 1 Mandatory
CR_KITSP_7 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 1 Mandatory
CR_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Software Development 1 Mandatory
CR_KCOME_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Software Development 1 Mandatory

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