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Introduction to Web Authoring


Module description

In this module you will learn how to design and build a website for a case study small business or optionally for an organisation of your choice, validate a website so that it complies with current web standards (HTML5 and CSS3), publish a website online, and acquire self-study skills so you can keep up in the context of rapidly changing technologies, tools, techniques and methods.

    Indicative syllabus

    • Web page authoring: web page authoring using web standards for HTML5 and CSS3; browser differences; validators.
    • Web design: colour theory; layout and typography; accessibility; storyboarding; sitemap; planning website architecture.
    • Web publishing: FTP File Transfer Protocol
    • Legal issues: copyright and IPR

    Learning objectives

    By the end of this module, you will be able to:

    • structure a web page using HTML
    • format web pages using CSS
    • lay out web pages and content using CSS
    • build web pages that conform to usability and accessibility standards
    • build web pages that are standards compliant
    • publish web pages.