Course CSE102
Title Introduction to Web Design and Programming
Credits 3
Course Coordinator

Ahmad Esmaili


An introduction to the design of Web pages, specifically the development of browser and device independent HTML, with an emphasis on the XHTML standards. Includes the use of style sheets (CSS) and tools for page layout and verification. HTML is presented as a mark-up language, exploring the rules of HTML elements and attributes. Students learn the separation of page viewing information from the HTML through CSS style sheets as well as the use of block layout without using HTML tables. Addresses HTML display properties including text, color, image, and graphic elements as well as approaches to HTML validation and techniques.

Prerequisite Advisory Prerequisite: CSE 101 or basic computer skills

Course Outcomes
  • Develop the students ability to create Web pages using validated XHTML standards.
  • Introduce the students to the use of Cascading Style Sheets for formatting the presentation of Web pages, and the principles of what makes good Web page style.
  • Introduce the students to effective page layout principles and the use of CSS positioning for effective Web page layout.
  • Introduce the students to WYSIWYG tools for creating well designed and organized Web sites.
  • An Introduction to Web Design + Programming by Paul S. Wang & Sanda S. Katila (ISBN 0-534-39528-7)
Major Topics Covered in Course
  • Web Basics
  • Basic XHTML (Paragraphs, Hyperlinks, etc ...)
  • Advanced XHTML (Lists, Tables, etc ...)
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Page layout using tables & style sheet positioning
  • Web page design
  • Color
  • Forms
  • Use of scripting


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