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Web Site Management

CST 216

Web Site Management

CST 216

Course Description

Prerequisite: CST 210 or instructor permission. Explores the design and management of web sites using a variety of software applications. Uses hands-on experiences to create advanced web pages including hyperlinks, lists, tables, frames, forms, graphics, and special effects. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Create and manage web site.

Objectives:

  • Use a software package (Dreamweaver or Frontpage) to create a web site.
  • Manage multiple HTML files and graphic files for use in a web site using a hierarchical file organization structure.
  • Incorporate design elements in a web site that: promote ease of use and accessibility.
  • Perform transfer of files (using FTP) to and from a web server.
  • Manage multiple files of a web site.
  • Maintain proper version control of web site files.

Use cascading style sheets on a web page and throughout a web site.

Objectives:

  • Create cascading style sheets for web site and web page design and layout.
  • Determine the platform and browser differences for specific cascading style sheets.

Identify social ethical concerns related to web page design and content.

Objectives:

  • Define issues related to user accessibility of web pages.
  • Include design features in web pages for maximum accessibility.
  • Define general copyright rules related to using web-based material.

Create individual basic web pages using a web page editor.

Objectives:

  • Create, edit, open, and close a new web page file using a web page editor.
  • Perform web page text formatting of a single web page including fonts, headings, styles, and lists.

Design a web site considering differences in platforms, browsers, and standards.

Objectives:

  • Review the appearance of different web sites on both the Macintosh and PC platforms.
  • Review the appearance of different web sites on the Microsoft Explorer, Netscape, and other browsers.
  • Design and implement a web site with a consistent "look and feel".
  • Define attributes of web site that allows easy navigation.
  • Reference available information sources for current HTML and web standards.

Modify the HTML code for a web page.

Objectives:

  • View the HTML code that will produce a web page.
  • Determine the sections of HTML code that represent the different elements of the web page.
  • Modify existing HTML codes when necessary to create a specific web page design or to tailor code generated by web page editor.

Create and incorporate graphics with color in a web page.

Objectives:

  • Select the appropriate file format (gif, jpeg, png) for an image that will be used on a web page.
  • Create and modify images for use on a web page using appropriate software packages.
  • Insert and place graphic images within a web page.
  • Manage web page background and foreground color.
  • Utilize web-safe colors for common appearances across platforms and browsers.
  • Insert image maps into a web page.

Use tables on a web page.

Objectives:

  • Add a table to a web page to display data and for page layout.
  • Adjust the number of rows, columns, and general size of the table.
  • Modify the table border, cell padding and cell spacing for the table.
  • Include row and column spanning as appropriate.

Use forms on a web page.

Objectives:

  • Design web page forms for a given data-entry problem.
  • Add a form to a web page using a web page editor.
  • Incorporate an appropriate action to process the form.
  • Add and modify text fields on a form.
  • Add a list to a form.
  • Add the correct selection field (check box or radio button) to the form.

Use actions on web pages.

Objectives:

  • Create mouse rollovers to enhance the web page design.
  • Create head actions that enhance the web page design.

Use web pages that incorporate frames when appropriate.

Objectives:

  • Create a frame set for a web page.
  • Modify web page links so that the pages will open in the appropriate frame or open outside of the frame set.