Web Authoring Design - 2018

Unit summary

DIG31

  • 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 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Exercises (20%) , Project (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

This unit was previously known as DIG351 Internet Dynamic Environment Design.

This unit builds upon the web-related concepts and skills introduced in earlier units. Students will have the opportunity to develop a responsive, dynamic website that is driven by an appropriate Content Management System (CMS) for its content delivery. This website will leverage principles in interface design and user-experience design to create a useful, compelling and interactive front-end web experience for the end user, whilst also satisfying the requirements set out by the design brief.

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

  1. analyse relevant website designs to identify their key attributes and apply strategies and methods to the design process,
  2. create a sophisticated website that incorporates a variety of design features,
  3. use an appropriate Content Management System to generate dynamic content,
  4. design front-end interfaces that allow the functionality of the Content Management System to be leveraged by both end users and administrators,
  5. reflect and respond to solutions to peer and tutor feedback to communicate design development outcomes.
  • Exercises (20%)
  • Project (40%)
  • Proposal (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:

Mandatory prerequisites

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

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  • Additional materials

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Internet and Web Servers Explained
2PHP Scripting
3MySQL
4Connecting PHP and MySQL
5CMS and Information Architecture
6Wordpress Introduction
7CMS and Client-side considerations
8UI/UX Aesthetic Considerations

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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