Web Authoring 5N1910

Component Details
Title: Web Authoring
Teideal as Gaeilge: Ceapadóireacht Gréasáin
Award Type: Minor
Code: 5N1910
Level: 5
Credit Value: 15

Purpose
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) standards and editors in the construction, testing and maintenance of webpages and sites

Learning Outcomes
Learners will be able to:
1. Discuss the development of HTML and CSS to include the evolution of each version of the standards
2. Comment on the use, purpose and attributes of a range of HTML tags and the web browsers that support their use
3. Explore the currently available development and editing tools for generating HTML tags and CSS style sheets.
4. Discuss the principles of good website design to include target market, site objectives, navigation solutions, site structure, user interface and access speeds
5. Investigate currently available web authoring tools to include desktop publishing programs, website management systems and webpage builders
6. Discuss the maintenance of evidence for a web authoring project to include documenting relevant research, hardware and software specifications and website evaluation
7. Plan an appropriate design and user interface for a specified website to include documenting each stage of the development process and the selection of an appropriate web authoring tool
8. Employ HTML tags in the construction of web pages and sites for an identified audience that conform to W3C standards and correspond to a given design
9. Use CSS in the construction of web pages and sites for an identified audience that conform to W3C standards and correspond to a given design
10. Test website functionality to include an examination of browser compatibility and the resolution of any functional issues encountered during testing
11. Recommend a course of action for the future upgrading, maintenance and testing of a website
12. Employ HTML and CSS code generators and evaluate their merits
13. Work independently to design, implement and maintain webpages independent of ISPs and web browsers
14. Apply the principles of good website design in the creation of web pages and web site.