Faculty of Information Technology

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Information Technology


Not offered in 2016


Building upon the skills learned in the Multimedia Development Major core units (Creative computing foundations and Creative computing studio 1 & 2), FIT3157 introduces students to the design and development of mobile online media using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and WordPress. This unit is broadly divided into three parts, with groups of four weeks comprising each part. The first and second part of the unit, students will learn the principles and practicalities of responsive web design, touch based interaction and the programming of mobile functionality and animated visual effects. The final four weeks of the unit will cover WordPress content management and theme development, the managing of custom content in WordPress and the building of dynamic WordPress sites.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse, evaluate and design responsive web layouts for touch screen and mobile devices;
  2. implement mobile functionality for web applications;
  3. design and develop dynamic webpages using animation and visual effects;
  4. implement web sites with content management by applying an understanding of server-side concepts and client-server interactions.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • One hour lecture/seminar
  • Three hours tutorial/laboratories

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of lecture time in order to satisfy the reading, tute, prac and assignment expectations.

See also Unit timetable information

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


One of FIT1050, FIT2092 or ENG1003