Advanced Web Page Development

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CIS 171

       Course Name: Advanced Web Page Development

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

None

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course expands basic development of Web pages to build additional interaction and functionality into them. Content includes style sheets, data-base queries, basic scripting, applets, and Dynamic HTML as incorporated into the Web page code; Web site organization and navigation strategies. Recommended: Knowledge of basic programming concepts, CIS 131.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Format the objects on a page
  • Use scripts to manipulate objects through their properties and methods
  • Develop functions to adapt and create pages based on user input
  • Validate and process input and output from forms
  • Query a database from a Web page
  • Incorporate pre-written applets and scripts into a Web page
  • Discuss principles of effective Website organization and navigation

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Web page editors
    1. Discuss the features of various Web page editors
    2. Sample several Web page editors
  2. Style sheets
  3. Introduction to JavaScript
    1. Web browser object models
    2. Browser differences
    3. Inline JavaScripting
    4. Manipulating objects
    5. Forms
    6. Cookies
  4. Dynamic HTML basics
    1. Absolute and relative positioning of contents
    2. Cascading style sheet positioning
  5. CGI basics
    1. Using basic scripts
    2. Processing form output
  6. Web database tools
    1. Querying a database from a Web page
    2. Creating a Web page based on database information
  7. Web site organization and navigation strategies

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Program demonstrations, hands-on usage, textbook reading, applicable web sites, lecture, class discussions, group work, and guest speakers may be used.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

  1. Attend seminars as scheduled
  2. Read course materials - textbook and current resources
  3. Complete required assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests
  4. Attend and participate in lab as required 

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Tests and Quizzes
Class Assignments
Lab Assignments
Attendance and Participation

XI.   Other Course Information



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Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

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