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Web Development

duration Duration: 1 teaching period

unit code Unit Code: COS10005

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit introduces the technology of the internet to develop an understanding of the technologies associated with programming for the online environment.


  • Web concepts: definition, history and fundamental concepts
  • Introduction to HTML, CSS and web development processes
  • HTML5: logical document structure, syntax, images, links, maps, tables, frames, forms
  • W3C standards, validation
  • Design, layout and usability: principles of navigation, usability, page style guides, standards
  • Protocols and server technology: HTTP, TCP/IP, MIME, URI, DNS
  • JavaScript: syntax, object model, event handling, common tasks
  • Interactivity: DOM, and some evolving technologies forms processing, common tasks
  • Style sheets: fundamentals, CSS formatting, CSS positioning, standards
  • Web design and usability: principles of navigation, usability, style guides, standards
  • Introduction to XML: syntax, DTDs, XSL, applications

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • ULO1: Develop web pages using HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • ULO2: Analyse the key technologies of the World Wide Web
  • ULO3: Describe the protocols of the World Wide Web
  • ULO4: Design effective, user-friendly, accessible web pages using usability principles and style guidelines
  • ULO5: Explain the history of the Internet and World Wide Web

This unit is found in the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology.

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