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Introduction to Web Site Development

Introduction to Web Site Development
  • Code: ITP1TF101
  • Extent: 6 credits (162 h)
  • Timing: semester 1 (weeks 1-10)
  • Language: English
  • Level: Core studies
  • Type: Compulsory

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student is able to

  • design a small web site according to given guidelines and design principles 
  • use HTML 5 to implement web pages
  • use CSS 3 to define style to the pages
  • consider usability issues during the project 
  • use Microsoft Visual Studio IDE in implementation
  • work with folders, a Zip compression program, the Moodle learning environment and the Myy network drive
  • understand and use the basic professional terminology in this area

Course description

During the study unit students design and implement a small Web site as an independent project work.  During the project they learn to use Microsoft Visual Studio environment, Basics of HTML 5 and CSS 3.0 style sheets. Web site usability and accessibility is also taken in consideration during the course and students project work. Additionally, the students will learn how to use the IT environment in a professional way.

Course contents

  • Introduction to Web technologies
  • Introduction to Web site design and implementation principles 
  • Introduction to Integrated development environment (IDE) 
  • Introduction to W3C HTML 5.  recommendation 
  • Introduction to style and W3C CSS3 recommendation 
  • Introduction to accessibility and W3C WCAG recommendation
  • Introduction to the IT environment in HAAGA-HELIA UAS

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Course materials

Advisors

Juha Pispa

Amir Dirin

Teaching and learning methods

  • Contact hours 60 h (6 h/week)
  • Independent studies 101 h (12 h/week)
  • The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h
  • Compulsory attendance at least 80 % of the contact hours

 Assessment criteria

Grade 1 (min. 40 % of the objective)

Grade 3 (min. 70 % of the objective)

Grade 5 (min. 90 % of the objective)

The student

  • shows passable activity in class and individual studying
  • has passable understanding of the course contents, core concepts and terminology
  • has passable knowledge and skills in creating a website using the skills taught on the course
  • often needs some assistance in solving basic problems
  • has some difficulties in using the course materials to support own learning

The student

  • shows good activity in class and individual studying
  • has good understanding of the course contents, basic concepts and terminology
  • has good knowledge and skills in creating an website using the skills taught on the course
  • sometimes needs assistance in solving basic problems
  • can use the course materials in an effective way to support own learning
  • can find some more information from other sources

The student

  • shows excellent activity in class and individual studying
  • has excellent understanding of the course contents, basic concepts and terminology
  • has excellent knowledge and skills in creating a website using the skills taught on the course
  • can independently solve problems
  • can fluently use the course materials and other sources to support own learning
  • can independently find more information from other sources
  • can independently learn more details of course topics

The student should follow the instructions and create a website during the course and present the final version to others. In this course home assignments are compulsory and should be submitted on the due date to Moodle. In addition, the minimum attendance rate of 80 % is required.

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.