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COMP1021 Introduction to Web Technologies

10 creditsClass Size: 400

Module manager: Jill Duggleby

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

In this module, you will learn how to use HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to develop the content, presentation and interactive features of web sites and web applications - i.e., all those parts that run within a web browser. You will learn how to test and debug web pages using a web browser and how to ensure that your pages conform to accessibility standards and relevant legislation.


On completion of this module, students will be able to:

-Appreciate how the three key technologies of HTML, CSS and JavaScript cooperate to provde the client side of web applications
-Use HTML5 to create fully standards-compliant web pages
-Use CSS3 to control the layout and appearance of web pages
-Use JavaScript to add dynamic behaviour and interactive elements to web pages
-Use appropriate tools to develop, test and debug web sites
-Understand issues of web accessibility and develop sites that comply with current legislation relating to accessibility

Learning outcomes
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline;
- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;
- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;
- demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries;
- demonstrate computational thinking including its relevance to everyday life;
- operate computing equipment effectively, taking into account its logical and physical properties.

Skills outcomes
Web development


History of web technologies; current standards: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript;
approaches to web design; tools for web development; standard elements of HTML
markup; new elements added by HTML5; creation of forms; benefits of using CSS
for presentation; syntax for CSS rules; CSS selectors; the CSS box model;
page layout techniques; JavaScript and the document object model; use of
jQuery for page manipulation; debugging using in-browser tools; accessibility
standards and relevant legislation; techniques and tools for creating
accessible web sites.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

No lectures - content delivered via online reading material, screencasts,
formative tests and programming exercises.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative tests in VLE; demonstrations in labs; coursework assignments

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/09/2020 08:58:37


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