Web Design Principles

Information Technology Management

Software Engineering

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

This course aims to provide learners with Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming skills. This includes objects, methods and instance variables, problem solving concepts, programming languages and GUI programming. The main focus is on the design principles of GUIs, events handling, classes and interfaces, the use of layout managers, buttons, labels, lists, text fields and panels creation and manipulation, colours and font manipulation.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Introduction to Web Design

  • Introduction
  • Basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Files and Links in Web Design

  • File Organization
  • Dreamweaver’s Site Manager

HTML For Structure

  • Introduction to HTML
  • Constructing a Web Page
  • The Four “Ws” and Links of Web Design
  • Designing a Forms

The Semantic Web

  • Basic Introduction of the Semantic Web
  • Responsive Design

Styles and CSS in Web Design

  • Introduction to CSS
  • Types of Style Sheets
  • How to Write Styles
  • Selectors and Color used in CSS
  • Designing Web Page Layout
  • Creative Effects in CSS

Image Optimization

  • Introduction to Image Optimization
  • Digital Photography for Web and Cross-Media
  • Image File Types
  • Photoshop for Web and Cross-Media
  • Non-Destructive Editing

Video Effects in Web Design

  • Creating a Video Effects in Web Design
  • Apple iMovie in Web Design

Animation in Web Design

  • Introduction to Animation
  • Animation Concepts
  • Methods of Animation

Basics of JavaScript

  • Understanding of JavaScript
  • How JavaScript Works
  • JavaScript Libraries

Uploading Content to a Web Server

  • Introduction to Server
  • File Preparation and Upload

Understanding of eBook

  • eBook Formats
  • Questions to Consider when Writing an eBook for Class
  • eBook Production

Apps Development for iOS

  • Introduction to Apps for iOS
  • iOS Program Example
  • Making a Web Portal App
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the concepts, tools and techniques underpinning Graphical User Interface (GUI)

  1. Define the concept of object-oriented programming
  2. Analyse the characteristics of classes, methods, arguments, values and variables in object-oriented programming
  3. Analyse the use and creation of an array

2.  Create a GUI application using Java

  1. Explain how to apply the syntactical rules of Java to create a GUI
  2. Implement the GUI component classes
  3. Write a GUI application that meets the brief
  4. Test the effectiveness of the GUI against the requirements of the brief
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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