Dynamic Web Development 1 | Abertay University

Dynamic Web Development 1


This module introduces the student to dynamic web application development through client-side and server side internet development


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : The aim of this module is to provide the student with: the necessary skills to enable them to implement dynamic web applications that provides effective interaction on both the client and server sides.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Describe and apply web standards using HTTP, HTML5 and CSS to realise responsive designs;

2.  Apply Javascript, libraries and frameworks to create effective user interfaces within an appropriate development practice and methodology;

3.  Describe and implement dynamic applications, that include the use of relevant data persistence and server-side scripting technologies;

4.  Discuss relevant legal and security issues in relation to dynamic web applications

Indicative Content

1 Web Standards

Application of HTTP, HTML5 and CSS to realise responsive designs;

2 User Interfaces through Javascript

Implementation of Javascript, libraries and frameworks to create effective user interfaces within an appropriate development practice and methodology

3 Design Techniques

Appropriate techniques for dynamics web applications

4 Data Persistence

The use of relevant data persistence and investigating appropriate use

5 Server-side scripting technologies;

Using Application Server Technologies to provide server-side functionality. Consideration of the processes involved and the benefits and drawbacks of processing on the server.

6 Security and legal issues

Consider Legal and security issues including privacy, transparency, data protection, authorisation and validation;

7 Practical aspects of Security

Appropriate use of network protocols, defensive programming and testing strategies.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Students will receive a series of lectures supported by practical laboratory sessions tutorials. In the laboratory sessions sample applications will be provided with the intention that students develop and extended these applications to explore relevant issues and topics using directed worksheets. Underpinning theory and concepts will be introduces in lectures and further reinforced through the practical sessions. Towards the middle of the module, students will propose an application idea for their coursework and develop and test this application during the latter part of the laboratory sessions.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 12
Supervised Practical Activity 24
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 80
Independent 72

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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