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introduction to internet and web design (70076)

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This course focuses on important client-side and some server-side interaction aspects of the Internet. The aim is to provide practical training in the design and creation of usable static 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 create and publish Web pages that are both engaging and usable. Even though this is an introductory 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). As a follow-up course, we recommend the Developing web applications 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 and a Personal Computer
Access to a PC

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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. 

Syllabus/Content Topics

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 server 

Course Fee

The fee for this course is R5 721.00

Study package
: The cost of this course is R 4950.00, and needs to be paid in full prior to the start of the course. The prescribed textbook, which is incuded in the course fee, is Murachs is HTML5 and CSS3. Zak Ruvalcaba and Anne Boehm. Published December 2011. ISBN 9781890774660You do not have to buy any additional textbooks or software programs. 

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