Course Title: Develop complex cascading style sheets
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
Course Code: COSC7367C
Course Title: Develop complex cascading style sheets
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5341 - Diploma of Information Technology
Course Contact: Val Christou
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Name: Catherine Han Lin
Consultation Time: Available from the teacher on first day of class
Nominal Hours: 40
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop complex cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document.
It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who are involved in the layout and appearance of web pages, and have a highly developed understanding of design principles, and software languages, and can apply protocols and standards proficiently.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICTWEB506 Develop complex cascading style sheets
1. Determine the requirements and develop CSS
1.1 Obtain user requirements for style 1.2 Develop CSS to match user requirements
2. Use advanced CSS techniques to create web pages
2.1 Style the elements of a web page, using advanced CSS techniques 2.2 Position the document elements, using advanced CSS 2.3 Apply the style sheets to multiple pages in a website
3. Ensure web page and CSS are validated and tested in all major browsers
3.1 Validate CSS against industry standards 3.2 Test the website in various browsers 3.3 Rectify browser differences to ensure that the website is accessible
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with (ICTWEB506) COSC7367C Develop complex cascading style sheets and (ICTWEB411) COSC7366C Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages.
The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows:
Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
- Program overview and requirements
- Overview of assessment requirements
- Pre-Training Review including:
- Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
- Assessment of current skills and knowledge
- Competency/Grading Criteria
- Submission requirements
- Resubmission policy
- Where to get support
- Student Charter
There is no prescribed textbook for this course. However the following text is highly recommended:
Lowery, J & Fletcher, M (2011), HTML5 24-Hour Trainer, Wiley Publishing, ISBN 978-0-470-64782-0
This book is pitched at an ideal level for beginning students. It covers and strong in both HTML and CSS and is very up-to-date. It is also quite moderately priced, and comes with some excellent interactive videos on DVD.
Other materials will include worksheets distributed by the teacher in class and various Websites which will be indicated.
Overview of Assessment
In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:
Evidence of the ability to:
- develop a complex website, styled and formatted, using cascading style sheets (CSS), according to user requirements
- create a complex page layout using CSS
- test the web pages in a variety of browsers
- validate CSS against industry standards.
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:
- explain the principles of website design
- describe hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) protocol and its application to CSS
- outline and apply, hypertext markup language (HTML) and extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML)
- outline CSS rules and how they affect document styling, and layout
- explain World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, as they apply to website design
- identify and apply, techniques to correct browser incompatibilities.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the website technologies field of work, and include access to:
- a computer
- an aesthetic presentation brief
- HTML documents to have CSS applied to them
- the internet to validate the CSS against the W3C
- a variety of browsers.
You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.
You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.
You are required to complete two assessments. You must successfully complete all sections of each assessment tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
Assessment 1 - Individual Website Project
Part 1 – HTML5 (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)
Project website pages with all project/site contents, e.g. text, images. All pages must be validated.
Part 2 – CSS (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)
A storyboard which feature the design of the website pages.
All project/website pages must be styled with CSS accordingly to the design. All CSS files must be validated.
Part 3 - Four Page Website (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)
Assessment 2 – Quiz Test (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)
For this assessment task you are required to complete a set of quiz test in class. You can have multiple attempts, and save your answers many times within the test time allowed. You must submit the test result as instructed by your teacher.
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