Fundamentals of Web Page Scripting – Competencies

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to writing and editing HTML documents for the production of Web pages. In addition, this course examines the history and future of Web media.


Course Focus: This course introduces students to the primary markup languages used on the web – HTML (in its modern form of XHTML and HTML5) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Students will learn the basics of how the web works, client/server interactions, and features of web browsers. They will learn how to create web pages using XHTML, HTML5, and CSS. In addition, students will explore usable and accessible design patterns for creating websites. Additional design technologies (e.g. JavaScript) will be introduced. Students will also learn how to create industry standard design documents as part of site development..


Credit Values:                                        3 Credits


Course Competencies:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify websites that demonstrate good layout and usability design techniques.
  • Compose basic HTML using a simple text editor.
  • Design, produce, and successfully upload a basic website.
  • Construct logical file and directory structures for a website.
  • Implement frames, tables and forms using HTML.
  • Apply principles of visual design to the layout of web pages.
  • Create a proposal and flow chart suitable for delivery to a potential client.
  • Apply time and resource management principles to the website production.
  • Prepare and use images as effective elements of web design and content.


Course Focus Competencies:

  • Learn the basic syntax of HTML and the layout of a standard HTML page
  • Learn the basic HTML tags commonly used in web pages
  • Learn how XHTML relates to standard HTML and XML standards
  • Learn how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with HTML web pages for presentation
  • Understand the new features of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Understand the basics of website documentation (Design Documents, Project Presentations)
  • Know the correct file/folder structure following WDIM guidelines for project submission
  • Create a working, multi-page website and upload it to a web host on the Internet


Course Prerequisite(s): FS104 Computer Applications