BTEC First Diploma

Unit 4 Web Development

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Introduction to the unit

1 Understand purposes of websites and the laws and guidelines that concern their development

Purposes of websites: commercial, eg information repositories, marketing; non-commercial, eg personal, advice and guidance, clubs; educational; government (local authority, national); communication within organisations, eg intranets

Client need: target audience; user need, eg clear navigation, fast download speeds; suitability of language, choice of images, appropriate formats, eg layout, colour, font

Laws and guidelines: legislation, eg Data Protection Act 1998; Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2000; internet guidelines, eg employer defined, international agreements

2 Understand the principles of multipage website design

Construction features: frames, action buttons; hyperlinks and visited hyperlinks; hotspots; download speeds as affected by browser and memory size of pages; interactive features, eg email links, registration log in

Design: tools, eg storyboards, sample pages; house style, eg layout, corporate image, use of logos Interactivity: acceptance of user input through, eg keyboard or mouse clicks; underpinning database; form design

3 Be able to create a multiple page website

Web development software: specialist software, eg MS Frontpage, Dreamweaver; embedded facility in other packages, eg Word; other, eg Flash; use of HTML Format and edit: common web functions and features, eg bookmarks, hyperlinks to other pages and external links, use of graphics, fonts and text formatting features, background colours and images; simple HTML, eg use of editor, file extensions, tags such as <html>, <p>, <body>, <centre>, closing tags; editing and formatting tools

Combining information: information from different sources, eg scanner, digital camera, application packages, original artwork, clip art

Checking: image resolution; colours; internal or external links not working; inappropriate content; text; formatting

Review: appropriate for purpose and audience; problems, eg unnecessary animation, inappropriate or unclear graphics, slow download speeds, inappropriate font choice or colour combinations

Publishing: uploading files, eg to intranet or local server; maintaining contents through update; file management, eg naming files, folder structures, moving and deleting files




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