Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Web Design (in English)

ITWe Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 5 credits

Introduction, principles of internet, addressing, document storage. HTML, foundations, presentation techniques. Cascading style sheets, integration to HTML. XHTML, variants, principles, differences to HTML. Design of a web presentation, navigational structure. Usability and accessibility. Search engine optimization.


Burget Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)

Deputy Guarantor

Hynek Jiří, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)

Language of instruction



Classified Credit

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 12 hrs pc labs, 14 hrs projects

Assessment points

40 half-term test, 60 projects



Burget Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Hynek Jiří, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)


Burget Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Hynek Jiří, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)

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* This course is prepared for incoming Erasmus+ students only, and it is instructed in English.
* This course will be open if a certain/sure minimum of enrolled students is at least five students.

Slides, project assignment and demos

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Knowledge of current technology for web page creation. Ability to create quality web presentation regarding a proper information and navigational structure design, suitable technology and accessibility for different groups of users.

Learning objectives

To obtain knowledge necessary for creating quality WWW presentations. To get a general overview of current technology and trends. Knowledge of various aspect of the presentation creation - navigational structure, accesibility, optimization.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of the WWW usage. An ability to work with the Windows or Linux operating system. Text editor usage. Basic principles of programming.

Study literature

  • Cederholm, Dan: Bulletproof Web design: improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with HTML5 and CSS3, New Riders, 2012. ISBN 978-0-321-80835-6
  • w3schools.com

Fundamental literature

  • Gralla, Preston: Creating web pages: all in one. Sams, 2005. ISBN 0-672-32690-6
  • Meyer, Eric A.: Smashing CSS :professional techniques for modern layout, Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-68416-0

Syllabus of lectures

  • Internet and the World Wide Web, basic concepts, adressing, document storage
  • HTML - basic concepts
  • HTML - advanced presentation techniques
  • Visual tools for web page design
  • Cascading stylesheets
  • Advanced properties of CSS
  • JavaScript - basic concepts
  • XHTML - principles, differences to HTML
  • User interaction
  • Presentation design, navigational structure
  • Different aspects of the technologies, optimization
  • Accessibility of the web pages
  • Search engine optimization

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Basic presentation in HTML
  • Advanced presentation using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript

Progress assessment

  • Two test during the semester - 40 points
  • Two individual projects - 60 points

Exam prerequisites

Obtaining at least 50 points during the semester.


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