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short course: introduction to internet and web design (70076)

This course focuses on important client-side and some server-side interaction aspects of the Internet. The aim is to empower the user to interact with the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, and to provide practical training in the design and creation of usable Web pages. At the end of this course, users will understand and be able to explain common terminology associated with the Internet. They will be able to use a variety of tools to help them design and publish Web pages that are both engaging and usable. Even though this is an intermediate level course (you will be expected to do only introductory client-side programming) you will be given meaningful exposure to more advanced topics such as HTML hand-coding, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), JavaScript programming, designing Web pages and sites with good usability, and graphics file formats, their manipulation and preparation.

As a follow-up course, we recommend the Developing web apllications with PHP short course. This course will allow you to develop more advanced and dynamic web sites. 

Target group
The relative novice with general Windows skills who wishes to gain the skills to use the Internet as a communications and research medium and publish his/her own Web pages, whether for personal or commercial use.

Admission requirements
Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
Internet access

Semester course

Language medium

Registration periods
For more information about registrations visit and the Registration procedure page.

Tuition method

Kind of assessment
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Written assignments and practical exercises. 
Summative assessment:
The development of a static web site. This REPLACES a sit-down examination. That is, you submit a working web site which we mark. 

Introduction to the Internet and Web Design (CSIW1DT)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
Introduction to the Internet 
HTML and CSS and Web Design 
JavaScript programming 

Course Fee

The fee for this course is R3800.00

Study package
: The cost of this course is R 3800.00, and needs to be paid in full prior to the start of the course. The four Masterskill study manuals (binded in one manual) and study CDROM's are included in the course fee. The CD contains all the applications you require to complete this course. You do not have to buy any textbooks or programs. Note this course does not support MAC environments, but some of the software is available for MAC. Ultimately you only require a text editor and a browser.

Course leader
Prof T M van der Merwe PhD (MST), UNISA
School of Computing 
UNISA Science Campus,Florida  

Programme administrator(s)
Ms E Havenga
School of Computing 
GJ Gerwel Building, 3-01, UNISA Science Campus, Florida 
Tel: 011 670 9131/9139 
Fax: 011 670 9174/9274