Subject details

  • Topics
    • Internet and Web Servers Explained
    • PHP Scripting
    • MySQL
    • Connecting PHP and MySQL
    • CMS and Information Architecture
    • Wordpress Introduction
    • CMS and Client-side considerations
    • UI/UX Aesthetic Considerations
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Project (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Exercises (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Proposal (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • CUR-DIG351
  • CUR-NED24

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

This subject builds upon the web-related concepts and skills introduced in earlier subjects. 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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