Online Design - DIGM5100

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Mike Green checkmark-circle


This module introduces the techniques required to design and develop interactive online websites, using HTML5/CSS/JavaScript, and the software tools which support their implementation. Indicative topics include: information architecture, responsive design, web accessibility, web frameworks and website usability testing.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 30
Private study hours: 120
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Assessment of the module is 100% by coursework.

Indicative reading

Ben Frain (2015). Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3. PACKT PUBLISHING. (available as on-line resource)
Cederholm, D. (2013). SASS for Web Designers. New York: A Book Apart
Chuck Hudson and Tom Leadbetter, (2011). HTML5 Developer's Cookbook (Developer's Library), Addison-Wesley

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Develop online solutions using web-authoring tools and frameworks.
2. Use a range of techniques to edit and manipulate digital content using suitable software and programming tools.
3. Knowledge and critical understanding of accessibility and performance concerns.
4. Effectively document and reflect on the web development workflow.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Use and understand a range of modern software tools and general ICT.
2. Demonstrate autonomy in time and resource management.
3. Produce work that demonstrates critical thinking in order to express a personal vision that communicates a personal voice.
4. Demonstrate understanding of legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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