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 and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), 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.
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.
Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
For more information about registrations visit www.cs-cert.unisa.ac.za and the Registration procedure page.
Kind of assessment
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Written assignments and practical exercises.
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
Introduction to web development
How to code, test, and validate a web page
Hot to use HTML to structure a web page
How to use CSS to format the elements of a web page
How to use CSS for page layout
How to work with links, lists, images, tables and forms
How to add audio and video to your web site
How to use jQuery to enhance your web site
How to deploy a web site on a erver
The fee for this course is R4400.00
Included: The cost of this course is R 4400.00, and needs to be paid in full prior to the start of the course. The handbook and study CDROM are included in the course fee. The prescribed textbook Murachs HTML5 and CSS3. Zak Ruvalcaba and Anne Boehm. Published December 2011. ISBN 9781890774660, and the study CDROM are included in the course fees.The CD contains all the applications you require to complete this course. You do not have to buy any additional 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.
Prof T M van der Merwe PhD (MST), UNISA
School of Computing
UNISA Science Campus,Florida
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