HTML5 AND CSS3 FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS - 2021/2
Module code: COMM049
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This module will demonstrate the latest web standards based techniques for developing the client side of web applications. Responsive design techniques will be introduced to enable the client view to be rendered appropriately across all devices from smartphones, through tablets, to desktops and TVs. Techniques for interacting between client and server will also be covered.
KRAUSE Paul (Computer Sci)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: I320
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Basic familiarity with HTML and CSS will be assumed.
- The changing landscape for mobile application development (1h)
- Setting up a Node.js static server (1h)
- How to use HTML 5 to describe your content (1h)
- Responsive web design with HTML 5 media queries (3h)
- Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) workshop – accessible and scalable drawing with XML and declarative animations (3h)
- Introduction to AngularJS – anatomy of an AngularJS application (3h)
- Deeper into AngularJS – structuring a single page web application (3h)
- HTML 5 support for Audio and Video. (3h)
- Communicating with servers – over http; using RESTful resources; asynchronous requests and Promises (3h)
- Advanced CSS3 – design workshop: transforms, transitions and animations (3h)
- Data visualisation with (and without!) D3 (3h)
- Overview of what has been achieved with an interactive real-time web application as exemplar (3h)
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||INDIVIDUAL PROJECT WORK||50|
|Examination||2 HOUR EXAM||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Ability to design and develop the client component of an interactive web application. This is to address LO1.
Ability to use HTML 5 for the semantic markup of web application content. This is to address LO2.
Ability to use, and in depth technical understanding, of HTML 5’s multi-media support. This to address LO2 and LO3.
Understanding of the best practice designing and developing standards based state, of the art, responsive web clients. This is to address LO4 to LO6.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
An individual project in which the students will need to demonstrate both technical understanding and good engineering practice.
A formal examination in which students will be required to demonstrate strong technical understanding of all the technical elements of the course.
Formative assessment and feedback
Self assessment exercses will be provided in SurreyLearn.
In addition, students will be asked to submit their lab class exercises into SurreyLearn, and feedback on these will be provided before the next lab class.
- provide an overview of the technologies that support the development of the client-side component of interactive web applications.
- bring students up to a sufficient level of development skill to be able to develop a state of the art interactive web client using responsive design techniques.
- familiarise students with standards-based design of web clients.
|002||Understand the concepts of responsive web design, and how web standards support the development of web applications with the look and feel of native applications||KPT|
|003||Be proficient in semantic markup with HTML5, and its support for multi-media .||KCP|
|005||Understand how to use Node.js to set up a test server to support client-side development||KCP|
|006||Understand best practice in communicating with the server side using a RESTful API .||KPT|
|001||Have a good knowledge of how to architect a real-time web application||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop a critical understanding of best practice in developing state of the art web clients through directed learning and facilitated self-directed learning. The skills learned in this module will be transferable to other software-engineering modules in the programme and the wider software engineering profession.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 36 hours of interactive lectures with practical sessions and class discussion
- Use of an online forum for facilitated discussion
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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