Course Description

Course Name

Web Development and Digital Media

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


An introduction to client-side Web technologies including HTML, CSS, and digital media. Provides practical skills in building well-engineered Web sites and the creation and manipulation of digital images.

The World Wide Web plays a huge part in everyone's life, but do you know how it works? COMP 112 will introduce you to the core technologies underlying the Web, including HTML, CSS and digital media. It will teach you how to create well-engineered websites from the ground up.

Teaching Arrangements
There are two 1-hour lectures per week. Students will be streamed into two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week, where they will work through practical exercises. Typically a student should expect to be able to complete the laboratory sessions more or less within the 2-hour period - as long as the student has done some preparation prior to attending the laboratory. Course material is available on Blackboard.

Course Structure
Lecture topics:
- Web Technologies
- Search Engines
- Usability
- Frameworks
- Security
- Ethics
- Sound and Video
- JavaScript
- Accessibility
- Graphics Formats
- JavaScript
- Accessibility
- Cameras and Scanners
- Flash

Lab topics:
- Introduction to OSX
- Links
- Publishing Your Web Page
- Tables
- Make a Website
- Forms
- JavaScript
- Accessibility Challenge
- Graphics
- CSS3
- HTML5 Audio and Video
- HTML5 Forms

- Assessed labs (worth either 1% or 2%) 25%
- A project 15%
- A final exam 60%

Learning Outcomes
This paper will enable students to:
- Gain an elementary understanding of how the Internet and World Wide Web function
- Gain a good understanding of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets
- Learn some simple skills in PhotoShop
- Gain a basic understanding of multimedia file formats

*Course content subject to change