Short Title:Exploring Web Design
Full Title:Exploring Web Design
Module Code:BSIT H1023
ECTS credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Contributor:Paul Stacey
Module Description:To familiarise learners with the Internet and the World Wide Web. To develop an understanding of the use of the Internet in research, education and business. To provide learners with the skills to create interesting and effective sites on the WWW. To promote an appreciation of the use of good design techniques in the development of Web Pages. To introduce the student to web authoring tools.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Describe the evolution of the Internet/Web and the basic technologies behind them.
  2. Discuss the nature of hypertext and the elements of the Hypertext Markup Language.
  3. Use Internet tools such as Web browsers, search engines etc. for research.
  4. Construct hyper-linked HTML/CSS webpages using relative and absolute referencing
  5. Create basic web graphics for use on Webpages

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
How the World Wide Web (www) works
History of the Internet, browsers; Concept of client/server computing; Internet Service Providers (ISPs); Universal Resource Locators (URLs); The web as a research tool; Social networking; Emerging trends in social networks;
Basics of Web Authoring
Concepts of Text Mark Up; Organising a work space for Web Design; Conceptualise and Research; Create and organise content; Develop the ‘Look and Feel’; Colour schemes; Web page authoring tools;
Learning HTML
The Tag; Assembling a Web Page; Headings and paragraphs; Lists; Web Page Links; Adding Graphics; Finding Images; Backgrounds; Tables;
Styling HTML
The style attribute; Inline CSS styling; Styling text; The box model; Positioning;
Adding Dynamic Content to Webpages
The script tag; Scripting fundamentals; Webpage widgets; Linking Webpages with social networking content;
Web Graphics
Image file formats, Bitmapped versus Vector Graphics; Creating & manipulating images bitmapped editing software; Developing for and integrating images into Webpages
Indicative Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work Assessment %100.00%
Course Work Assessment %
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Within groups Learners are required to design & implement a Website using HTML & CSS and present the Website 3 40.00 Week 12
Project Online Quiz 1 5.00 n/a
Short Answer Questions In-class written test 1 10.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Learners will complete a number of worksheets and submit their work throughout the semester. Worksheets will be based around using HTML & CSS to create webpages 3 45.00 n/a
No Final Exam Assessment %
Indicative Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

ITB reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Indicative Module Workload & Resources

Indicative Workload: Full Time
Frequency Indicative Average Weekly Learner Workload
Every Week 1.00
Every Week 2.00
Every Week 1.00
Once per semester 2.67
Every Week 1.00
Every Week 1.00
Every Week 1.00
This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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BN_BDMKT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Digital Marketing 2 Mandatory
BN_BBSIT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology [240 ECTS credits] 1 Mandatory
BN_BBSIT_D Bachelor of Business in Information Technology [180 ECTS credits] 1 Mandatory
BN_BDMKT_XDE Certificate in Digital Enterprise. Minor award of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Digital Marketing 1 Mandatory