IS30020 Web Publishing

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces students to the World Wide Web. It examines how the basic tenets of markup language theory have influenced the development of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). The main focus of this module is the practical creation of web pages using HTML5 and CSS. The ability to create web pages is an essential skill for all graduates, particularly information professionals. The module workload will include one e-class a week, to be completed in the student's own time and submitted via Brightspace, plus one lecture per week.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to: Create web pages that are technically accurate, standards-oriented, future-proof and appropriate for their intended purpose. Be able to manipulate HTML code directly. Apply the tenets of markup language theory to web page development. Demonstrate how the World Wide Web and HTML have emerged, how they function and how they are evolving.

Indicative Module Content:

HTML basics
CSS stylesheets
Further HTML: linking, graphics
Further CSS
History and Development of HTML
Relative Addressing
Semantic HTML
More CSS (The Cascade)
Layout using CSS
Historical Approaches to Layout
Advanced Features of HTML5

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
1 lecture per week.
1 remote class to be completed and submitted via Brightspace.
In Weeks 2 and 3, two optional computer lab sessions, to help you to get started on the practical aspects of the module.
Practical project (creation of a website) due final week of trimester.
Exam at end of trimester.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

Web Design (COMP20030)
Advanced Web Development (MIS30120)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
COMP20030 - Web Design, MIS30120 - Advanced Web Development

IS37020 (IS37020)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: Closed-book written class test (under exam conditions), to take place during Week 12 lectures. Covering all aspects of the module. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Project: Web publishing project Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Weekly submission of classes Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press), 9th edition: Casabona, J. ( 2020).