Internet Dynamic Environment Design - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Preproduction documentation (30%) , Assignment 2 - Website Prototype (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit aims to equip students with the skills and understanding to create a dynamic website that leverages a commonly deployed Content Management System (CMS). Through the development of an e-commerce website, students will gain experience in creating a commercially-oriented project while drawing upon previously learned skills in interactivity design to build a compelling front-end interface for a small to medium business.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse existing websites for key features
  2. use a variety of techniques to create sophisticated websites
  3. use an appropriate content management system to create a dynamically populated website
  4. learn the advantages of creating a your own content management system 'from scratch'
  5. design and build appropriate custom interfaces for commonly used content management systems.
  • Assignment 1 — Preproduction documentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Website Prototype (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Final Website (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • NED24 — Internet Design - Dynamic Environments

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials

This unit addresses the following topics.

1An Introduction to Content Management Systems (CMS)
2Planning your e-commerce site
3Researching your market & creating a sitemap and wireframes
4Designing your website in Photoshop
5Slicing your Photoshop file
6Building a website from scratch in HTML5 & CSS
7Setting up a shop in your CMS
8Creating a theme from scratch
9Wordpress theme development tutorial Part 1
10Wordpress theme development

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

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  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

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