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Fundamentals of the Web

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

After participation, students are familiar with essential Internet applications and their technological fundamentals. They acquire basic knowledge for the independent development of web applications and are able to independently create content/applications for the Internet, specify suitable tools and estimate the expenditure for creating comprehensive content/projects.
Furthermore, they have detailed knowledge of the structure of web media and of technical background information as well as, building on this, of methods and procedures for media presentation and embedding within web applications.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Essential development phases of web technologies, central applications and functionalities as well as technical fundamentals of the web are presented within the context of this fundamental course. The following central course content results within this context: history and development phases of the Internet, basic Internet applications, functionalities of the Internet, technical fundamentals for users and providers (tracking mechanism, web servers, databases, etc.), fundamentals for developing content for the Internet (introduction to HTML, CSS, image formats, multimedia content and selecting suitable tools) and fundamental design strategies. Special emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of framework conditions, potentials and restrictions of web technologies, which also occurs through exercises on the topics of HTML and CSS programming.

recommended or required reading

• Hahn, M. (2017): Webdesign: Das Handbuch zur Webgestaltung, Rheinwerk Design
• Wenz, C., Prevezanos, C. (2018) HTML5 und CSS3 - Start ohne Vorwissen - mit umfangreichen Download Material, 2. Auflage, Markt+Technik Verlag
• Jacobsen, J., Meyer, L. (2017): Praxisbuch Usability und UX: Was jeder wissen sollte, der Websites und Apps entwickelt - bewährte Methoden praxisnah erklärt, Rheinwerk Computing
• Lewandowski, D. (2015): Suchmaschinen verstehen. Springer-Verlag

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

language of instruction

German

number of ECTS credits allocated

1

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Wolfgang Reitberger

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

WBW.2V

type of course unit

lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

not applicable