DGTL11005 - Web Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides a practical introduction to web design and development, beginning with the basic technical concepts that make the Web possible. You will learn how to create web pages with the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and how to redefine the way browsers display web pages with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Using software tools such as Adobe Photoshop, you will prepare graphics for web pages and develop an understanding of image file formats and colour models. You will learn how to apply principles of visual design, usability, accessibility and information architecture to web design. With the aid of a front-end web framework, you will learn how to create responsive web pages that automatically adapt their appearance and behaviour to provide an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students who have completed MMST11002 Web Design may not enrol in this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.09% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluation data
Feedback
Some students appreciated the option of using a supplied collection of stock images for Assignments 1 and 2.
Recommendation
Students will be given the option of using a supplied collection of stock images for one or more of the assignments.
Action Taken
Students were given the option of using a supplied collection of stock images for Assignments 1 and 2.
Source: Teaching staff
Feedback
The syllabus and assessment tasks need to progressively focus more on responsive web design rather than static web design.
Recommendation
Revise the syllabus and assessment tasks to focus more on responsive web design rather than static web design.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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