The Internet and World Wide Web 1
Unit code: HET773
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Duration||1 Semester or equivalent|
|Contact hours||36 Hours|
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Multimedia. A core unit of study in the Graduate Diploma of Multimedia, Master of Multimedia and Master of Multimedia Technology and an elective unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Arts (Media and Communications), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications) and Master of Arts (Media and Communications)
Aims and objectives
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the key technologies of the World Wide Web
- describe the protocols of the World Wide Web
- design effective and user-friendly web pages using usability principles and style guides
- demonstrate an understanding of the history of the Internet and World Wide Web.
· Web concepts: definition, history and fundamental concepts.
· Introduction to HTML, CSS and Web Development processes:
· HTML / XHTML: logical structure, syntax, images, links, maps, tables, frames, forms.
· CSS: style fundamentals, style sheets, formatting, positioning, benefits.
· W3C standards, validation.
· Design, Layout and Usability: principles of navigation, usability, page style guides, standards
· Protocols and server technology: HTTP, TCP/IP, MIME, URIs, DNS
· CGI – Gateway concepts. Web Servers. Concepts of applications, cookies, sessions.
· Accessibility: what, why and how, W3C WAI
· Interactivity: DOM, and some evolving technologies.
· Style sheets: fundamentals, CSS formatting, CSS positioning, standards.
· DHTML: dynamic techniques, propietary techniques, data-aware documents.
· Web design and usability: principles of navigation, usability, style guides, standards.
· Introduction to XML: concepts, DTD, XSL, applications, XHTML.
· Multimedia: audio, video, animation, W3C standards.
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Teague, JC, DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web, 2nd edn, Peachpit Press, 2001.
Castro, E, HTML 4 for the World Wide Web, 4th edn, Peachpit Press, 2000.