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Web Content Development

CST 110

Web Content Development

CST 110

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2. Develops skills to create and maintain a basic Web content using a content management system. Introduces content management systems, content formatting, theme and appearance customization, and plugins. Examines best practices for attribution, security, accessibility, usability, and developing content for target audiences. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Develop and publish content targeted to a specific audience.

Objectives:

  • Develop appropriate content for target audience.
  • Apply formatting to content using content management system editor.
  • Incorporate appropriate graphics and multimedia.
  • Publish content utilizing pages and posts.
  • Apply best practices in page and post creation, naming, and linking.

Customize site appearance and attributes in accordance with branding targeted to a specific audience.

Objectives:

  • Apply appropriate theme using built in theme explorers.
  • Customize themes and site styles in accordance with site branding.
  • Optimize home page content and features for intended audience.
  • Customize menu appearance and location to comply with site branding.
  • Optimize menu features for intended audience.

Optimize site usability and functionality across platforms.

Objectives:

  • Organize site content to maximize usability.
  • Create user friendly navigation menus using menu editors.
  • Apply platform and device appropriate theme/mobile themes.
  • Customize site plugins for target audience and desired features.
  • Test site on platforms, browsers, and devices to be used by intended audience.

Apply best practices for site and content design.

Objectives:

  • Optimize site settings for security and privacy.
  • Apply copyright and licensing regulations of graphics and content appropriately.
  • Develop usability strategy for target audience.