IT 1430 – Web Page Development
A 3 credit course that gives students a thorough introduction to the languages used to create web pages. Throughout it stresses the importance of well-structured design and good coding style. The course also introduces students to the principles of good human computer interface design, including design for people with disabilities. This course is part of the IT core required for all IT majors.
The course presumes a thorough familiarity with the basic productivity tools.
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Develop web pages using a mark-up language;
- Design web pages in accordance with good design principles, and using appropriate styles and formats;
- Apply W3C recommendations to ensure that web pages are ADA compliant;
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of standard object-oriented terminology, including the terms “object”, “class”, “attribute”, “method” and “inheritance”.
Rationale for Inclusion
The ability to develop well-designed web pages is expected of all IT majors and is likely to prove useful to many other majors. This course provides a first introduction to this area. The course contributes to the following program outcomes:
- Demonstrate expertise in the core information technologies;
- Identify and analyze user needs to design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment;
- Demonstrate an understanding of best practices and standards and their application to the user environment;
- Demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem solving skills;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal and policy issues;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need for continued learning throughout their career.