Web Development and Digital Media

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Web Development and Digital Media

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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:
    - HTML
    - CSS
    - Web Technologies
    - Search Engines
    - Usability
    - Frameworks
    - Security
    - Ethics
    - Sound and Video
    - JavaScript
    - Accessibility
    - Graphics Formats
    - JavaScript
    - Accessibility
    - Cameras and Scanners
    - Flash
    - PHP

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

    - 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

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