Web Design

Language of Instruction:English
Completion:classified credit
Type of
Guarantor:Burget Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Lecturer:Burget Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Instructor:Burget Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
Learning objectives:
  To obtain knowledge necessary for creating quality WWW presentations. To get a general overview of current technology and trends. Knowledge of various aspect of the presentation creation - navigational structure, accesibility, optimization.
  Introduction, principles of internet, addressing, document storage. HTML, foundations, presentation techniques. Cascading style sheets, integration to HTML. XHTML, variants, principles, differences to HTML. Design of a web presentation, navigational structure. Usability and accessibility. Search engine optimization.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Basic knowledge of the WWW usage. An ability to work with the Windows or Linux operating system. Text editor usage. Basic principles of programming.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Knowledge of current technology for web page creation. Ability to create quality web presentation regarding a proper information and navigational structure design, suitable technology and accessibility for different groups of users.
Syllabus of lectures:
  • Internet and the World Wide Web, basic concepts, adressing, document storage
  • HTML - basic concepts
  • HTML - advanced presentation techniques
  • Visual tools for web page design
  • Cascading stylesheets
  • Advanced properties of CSS
  • JavaScript - basic concepts
  • XHTML - principles, differences to HTML
  • User interaction
  • Presentation design, navigational structure
  • Different aspects of the technologies, optimization
  • Accessibility of the web pages
  • Search engine optimization
Syllabus of computer exercises:
  • Internet, networks, addressing, document storage
  • HTML
  • Cascading stylesheets
  • JavaScript
  • Individual projects
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  • Basic presentation in HTML
  • Advanced presentation using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
Fundamental literature:
  • Gralla, Preston: Creating web pages: all in one. Sams, 2005. ISBN 0-672-32690-6
  • Meyer, Eric A.: Smashing CSS :professional techniques for modern layout, Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-68416-0
Study literature:
  • Cederholm, Dan: Bulletproof Web design: improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with HTML5 and CSS3, New Riders, 2012. ISBN 978-0-321-80835-6
  • w3schools.com
Progress assessment:
  • Two test during the semester - 40 points
  • Two individual projects - 60 points
Exam prerequisites:
  Obtaining at least 50 points during the semester.

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