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Course Description

Computer Graphics Technology - CGT 234

Web Design and Development 3 (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course emphasizes the integration of front-end design and development principles and software skills to architect effective user-friendly Web sites. Students will focus on advanced design and development features; such as, JavaScript, DOM (Document Object Model) Scripting, and the utilization of industry standard JavaScript frameworks. Students will apply software and development skills to realistic Web development projects. Students will explore common browsers compatibilities, developing Web sites and publishing local files to a remote live Web server. Adobe Dreamweaver or other current Web authoring and editor software will be used. The student will look at user experience considerations; such as, user interface architecture, usability, 508 compliance, and the standards specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to produce an engaging end user Web experience.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • A grade of 2.0 or higher in the following course:
  • CGT 163 .

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Utilize HTML 5 or current standard for developing site structure and semantics.
  • Utilize advanced cascade styling techniques for altering the document presentation layer.
  • Examine JavaScript syntax (variables, expressions, conditional logic, functions, properties and arrays).
  • Identify project goals.
  • Utilize advanced Web design process to create appropriate solutions to projects.
  • Manipulate the DOM to alter HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
  • Utilize event handling in JavaScript.
  • Alter the DOM using JavaScript framework.
  • Test the usability of a Web site.
  • Practice graceful degradation by leveraging unobtrusive JavaScript.
  • Adapt to browser compatibility and their variances.
  • Explain how JavaScript functionality affects browser performance.
  • Employ debugging, error handling and unit testing.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.