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Course Description

An introduction to the basics of designing and developing a website. It examines the basic concepts, technologies, issues and techniques required to develop and maintain websites. The course is suitable for students with no previous programming experience.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to successfully design and implement a website
  2. Define protocols and systems used on the Web (e.g., HTML, HTTP, URLs, CSS)
  3. Identify and define the technology required to build and implement a website
  4. Describe artistic and design components that are used in the creation of a website
  5. Use web coding technologies, such as HTML and CSS
  6. Design and implement a simple, functioning website using HTML and CSS
  7. Manage image and text resources and aesthetic aspects of websites

Course Topics

  • Introduction to the web
  • Design and user experience
  • Basic HTML
  • Aspects of web design
  • Images
  • Basics of CSS
  • Website design elements (page layout, storytelling, web typography, website scrolling patterns, etc.)
  • Intermediate HTML (tables, advanced lists, blocks and layout, metadata, videos)
  • Web publishing and e-commerce
  • Intermediate CSS (lists, display, float, inline blocks, etc.)
  • The mobile web


Assessment Item Weight
Website usability 20%
Website Design & HTML (with peer review) 20%
Build a Website: HTML & CSS Website  40%
Online Final exam 20%
Total 100%





Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Web Design and Development
April 11, 2023 to August 04, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $713.81 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,106.72 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes
Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.
Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) This course does not use a textbook.
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