|Module Name||Authoring for Digital Media|
|ECTS Weighting||10 ECTS|
|Semester taught||Semester 1 & 2|
|Module Coordinator/s||Nina Bresnihan|
Module Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
LO1. Design and build valid, accessible websites for delivery on all digital platforms
LO2. Have a thorough understanding of HTML5
LO3. Have a thorough understanding of CSS3
LO4. Have a good understanding of Web Accessibility issues
LO5. Build websites using HTML5 and CSS3 for delivery across multiple devices
LO6. Understand how to design an information architecture for designing websites
This module teaches the basic skills required for designing and implementing websites. It will introduce the standard mark-up languages used on www along with CSS.
In the First Semester, students will learn how to develop basic websites using HTML5 and CSS3. In the Second Semester, more advanced web authoring skills will be taught and strategies for designing and implementing interactive applications for delivery on all digital platforms across multiple platforms. Students will learn the fundamentals of developing Information Architectures and designing intuitive navigation systems.
Introduction to Markup Languages
Web Standards and Accessibility
Comprises a combination of lectures, discussions and tutorials.
The lectures will cover the designing for different browsers and devices, audio and video Integration, social media integration, implementation on CMS platforms.
They will also introduce a design methodology, which will be adopted (or adapted) by groups during the project implementation phase of the semester.
A project is set for completion during Semester 2. This will be a group project (group membership: minimum 3, maximum 5). The semester will include tutorial meetings with each group with required deliverables each week.
Teaching and learning Methods
Lectures, laboratories, tutorials
|Assessment Component||Brief Description||Learning Outcomes Addressed||% of total||Week set||Week Due|
|Coursework||Individual HTML & CSS assignment||LO1, LO2, LO3||20||Sem 1|
| Sem 1|
|Coursework||Group Web Accessibility presentations and individual report.||LO1, LO4||25||Sem 1|
|Coursework||Group Web development project and individual report||LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6||55||Sem 2|
Web development coursework.
Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload
|Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:||66 hours|
|Tutorial or seminar||11 hours|
|Independent study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:||144 hours|
|Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable||60 hours|
|completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)||84 hours|
|Total Hours||210 hours|
Recommended Reading List
Defensive Design for the Web, Matthew Linderman and Jason Fried
A Practical Guide to Designing with Data, Brian Suda and Owen Gregory
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions by Andy Budd, Simon Collison and Cameron Moll
Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition) by Jeffrey Zeldman and Ethan Marcotte
jQuery in Action, Second Edition by Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz
Responsive Web Design, Ethan Marcotte, A Book Apart
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld
Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, Dan Cederholm and Ethan Marcotte
Prerequisite modules: N/A
Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: N/A