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CPE9005 - Web development

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Des Casey


Caulfield First semester 2008 (ONLINE-DAY)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (ONLINE-DAY)
South Africa First semester 2008 (ONLINE-DAY)


Brief introduction to the physical structure of the Internet. W3C and its role. Document markup. Hypertext. Elements of web pages: text, graphics, media. Design with and implementation of: lists, tables, frames, layers, cascading style sheets. Web graphics: vector and bitmap images, image constraints, digitising images, basic graphic design. Plug-ins. Multimedia. Web page design principles. Elements of visual design. Form design and implementation. Site development life cycle. Legal and ethical considerations. XML: structure of XML documents, validating XML documents, Web design using XML. Introduction to Wireless.WAP 2.0 and XHTML-MP. WAP CSS / WCSS.WCSS properties. WCSS Extensions


At the completion of this unit students will have a theoretical and conceptual understanding of:

  1. the physical structure of the Internet;
  2. the role of mark-up languages, especially XHTML
  3. the features of XHTML;
  4. the use of graphics and multimedia in web applications;
  5. The basic principles of web site design, implementation and maintenance;
  6. Some of the legal and ethical issues associated with the Internet, especially the area of copyright;
  7. professionalism towards respecting copyright
requiring professional standards in designing and implementing web applications;
  1. writing syntactically correct XHTML code;
developing graphics suitable for web use;
  1. developing scripted streaming multimedia presentations;
  2. developing structurally correct web sites with intuitive navigational paradigms;

Students will develop a facility to present information and communicate ideas through direct, easy to use web sites.


Unit exercises 10%, Practical Assignments: 40%, Exam: 50%.

Contact hours

This unit is conducted through the Walkabout u-Learning Environment.

Students self manage their learning with the help of the Walkabout environment. On campus drop in help sessions, and evening on line help sessions using the Marratech system are available for students to obtain timely assistance.
The Walkabout u-Learning Environment provides content notes, pre-recorded lectures, exercises and quizzes.


Entry into any masters degree of the Faculty of Information Technology



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