Module Title:Web Design Methods
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This is a lab based module. Students will learn from demonstrations and multiple choice quizzes. Students will partake in practical exercises, group critique, buddy programming, project meetings,
Module Aim: Develop knowledge and competency in front-end web design technology, techniques and workflow.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Design web interfaces using a design process that follows best contemporary practice.
LO2 Construct web applications using HTML, CSS and javascript web standards.
LO3 Manage the implementation of a website on a remote server along with all associated files.
LO4 Formulate web development workflows using industry standard web development tools.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Start and end tags, elements, composite tags, attributes, containers. Forms and layout options. Input types.
CSS syntax, properties, values, precedence. CSS box model. Compound selectors, ids, classes, advanced CSS selectors. External vs Internal vs Inline CSS. Media Queries, Grid Layout, Flexbox Layout, Container Queries.
Introduction to client-side scripting e.g. javascript. Basic event listeners, functions, conditional statements, DOM Model.
Server Management
Server accounts. Server rules. Folder hierarchy, server request/response, urls. Deployment of websites on servers. FTP.
Web Design
Design workflow. Web design tools, text editors, plugins, productivity tools for web designers, developer modes in browsers. Design documents, organisational schema, wireframe, mockups. Contemporary design trends. Responsive web design. Mobile 1st design, User Experience (UX).
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Create a website that displays specified content. The design separates content in HTML files and is formatted from a CSS file. Code must be commented appropriately. Upload the website to a remote server. 1,2,3 50.00 Week 7
Project Follow a process that includes organisational schema, wireframe and mockups to design a website that will display given content. Implement this design using a high level web authoring tool to create a responsive website. The website will be cross-browser compatible. All design graphics must be created by the student. Use advanced targeting techniques in CSS to minimise the complexity of your HTML structure. Apply javascript techniques to improve user experience. 1,2,3,4 50.00 Week 15
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Total Hours 162.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 96.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: in Business or Digital Marketing 8 Group Elective 3