WWW100 - Webmaster Content I

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Subject Title
Webmaster Content I

Subject Description
In this intensive subject students learn to use the latest technologies to build modern, leading websites. Special focus is placed on modern development practices using HTML5 & CSS3.

Credit Status
1 Credit towards WebMaster Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Build advanced HTML5 websites using modern techniques and best practices.
2. Style websites using CSS3.
3. Understand the basic principles and accepted structures of webdesign.
4. Validate, debug, and fine-tune HTML5.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Students should have a strong computer aptitude, including experience using Windows and Internet technologies and demonstrated proficiency in English.  Due to the intensive nature of this course students can expect extensive additional work that will have to be done outside of course hours. 

Topic Outline

  • Intro to HTML
  • History of browsers
  • Universal HTML Template
  • HTML syntax
  • Structural elements
  • Content Formatting using Cascading Style Sheets
  • Links
  • Images
  • Tables
  • Meta tags
  • HTML Comments
  • Accessibility issues and usable web pages
  • Layout using Cascading style sheets
  • Validating HTML and Cascading Style Sheets

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer, reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes. 

Prescribed Texts
Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

Required Supplies

Student Progression and Promotion Policy


Grading Policyhttp://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/grading-policy.html

A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academics-and-student-services.html) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices. (https://www.senecacollege.ca/registrar.html).

Modes of Evaluation


Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding consistent and coherent work that is submitted on time.  Late assignments are penalized.  Begin your assignments early in anticipation of unforeseen problems and a heavy workload in your other courses. 

Assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.  Where relevant, written work should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.   

While attendance is not formally a part of this evaluation schedule, you should be aware that absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve satisfactory grades. There is no formal provision for make-up assignments. 

To attain a passing grade for this subject, students must obtain a mark of 50% or higher. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment 1   50% 

Assignment 2   50% 

Total                 100% 



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