Web Design

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LJX052B05
Vaknaam Web Design
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Web Design
Leerdoelen Students will familiarize themselves with the theory and practice of website design and implementation at a basic level. Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the most basic skills required to create and design websites, implement digital image editing (e.g. adjust, enhance, optimize etc. ), web usability (being able to analyze and report user friendliness of websites), Search Engine Optimization (being able to improve a site's ranking chances in major search engines like Google) and communicate information and ideas in a clear, straightforward and well-presented manner by online publication.
Omschrijving This course is about the design and implementation of websites for the "World Wide Web". Most websites are created by writing instructions (or elements) in a language called HyperText Mark-up Language (HTML). This language has been created in the early 1990s and has constantly been expanded since then.

The first lectures and assignments focus on basic HTML elements and you will learn to write in this language before we go into advanced topics like:

- Creating stylesheets to enhance the way the content is presented, as well as the separation of the content from markup.
- Using image editing software (Photoshop)
- Search engine optimization (SEO), to make websites more appealing to search engines like Google.
- Basic webdesign rules, to make websites more appealing to humans.
- Usability, to improve the way humans use websites.
- Basic responsive design techniques to create sites that can be properly displayed on screens of various sizes, e.g. desktop monitors, tablets and mobile phones.

Students of this course are expected to have some basic computer skills (e.g. text editing, using a browser) and a student account on the RUG computer network (e.g. to access Nestor and use computers during the lab sessions).
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
(2 x 2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator drs. P.J. Meindertsma
Docent(en) drs. P.J. Meindertsma
Entreevoorwaarden Toegang tot jaar 2 van de Bachelor met een (voorlopig) positieve BSA.

LET OP: studenten Informatiekunde mogen vanaf 2022-2023 het vak Web Design niet meer volgen, maar dienen een van de volgende keuzevakken uit de Facultaire minor Mediastudies te kiezen: LJX024B05 Digital Curation, LJX028B05 Media Entrepreneurship, LJX030B05 Political Action in the Network Society, of LJX043B05 Technology and Creative Disruption
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Media Studies  (Audiovisual culture) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Digital Culture) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Journalism Studies) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Politics and Global Citizenship) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Ba Media Studies  (Cultural Industries) 2 semester I b keuzegroep
Facultaire Minor Digital Humanities 3 semester I b keuzegroep
Facultaire Minor Mediastudies 3 semester I b keuzegroep