Wireless, public hotspots, mobile broadband and unlimited network connections means that accessing and using the internet to request, use and post information has never been so easy, or so important. As public, organisational and business demand increases, so does user expectation. Designers need to successfully use technology to deliver a high quality and consistent User Experiences (UX) through friendly and functional User Interfaces (UI). However, as the software and hardware evolves, so does the challenge of design.
This unit introduces students to the underpinning services required to host, manage and access a secure website before introducing and exploring the methods used by designers and developers to blend back-end technologies (server-side) with frontend technologies (client-side). To help ensure new designers are able to design and deliver a site that offers an outstanding User Experience (UX) supported by an innovative User Interface (UI) this unit also discusses the reasons, requirements, relationships, capabilities and features of the systems they will be using and gives them an opportunity to explore various tools, techniques and technologies with ‘good design’ principles to plan, design and review a multipage website.
Among the topics included in this unit are: domain structure, domain name systems, web protocols, database servers, development frameworks, website publishing, content management, search engine optimisation, web browsers, HTML standards, CSS and CSS pre-processing (LESS, SASS), presentation models, responsive design, integrated development environments, user requirements, interface design, user experience, branding, navigation, optimisation and validation.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain server technologies and management services associated with the hosting and management of secure websites, categorise website technologies, tools and software used to develop websites, utilise website technologies, tools and techniques with good design principles to create a multipage website and create and use a Test Plan to review the performance and design of a multipage website.
As a result they will develop skills such as communication literacy, critical thinking, analysis, reasoning and interpretation, which are crucial for gaining employment and developing academic competence.
What you will study
By the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Explain server technologies and management services associated with hosting and managing websites.
- Categorise website technologies, tools and software used to develop websites.
- Utilise website technologies, tools and techniques with good design principles to create a multipage website.
- Create and use a Test Plan to review the performance and design of a multipage website.
How you will learn
ICT is both an academic and a practical subject so you will be taught with a flexible classroom-based method, through different ways, such as lectures, discussions and hands-on activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our learning portal.
Our classrooms are equipped with PCs running Windows 7 and/or Linux and a whole range of industry-standard and educational software from Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and others.
Most of our students bring their own laptops, but this is not essential since you can use the school’s facilities. Our Learning Portal Moodle allows you to access electronic learning resources, as well as electronic discussions with lecturers and other students.
Method of Assessment
The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit. The grading of BTEC Higher National qualifications is at the unit and the qualification level.
Each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher-level achievement.
Summary of grades
|In order to achieve a pass in a unit
- All learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met
|In order to achieve a merit in a unit
- Pass requirements achieved
- All merit grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics
|In order to achieve a distinction in a unit
- Pass and merit requirements achieved
- All distinction grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics
Refund through Get Qualified Scheme: €343*
Net Amount: €147*
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