PV219 Webdesign seminar

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
RNDr. Tomáš Obšívač (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Michal Brandejs, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Fedor Tiršel (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Tomáš Obšívač
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. Ing. Michal Brandejs, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
PV005 Computer Network Services
Personal experience with the Web design is expected. Seminar is not for beginners.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 90 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/90, only registered: 0/90, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/90
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Course objectives
Main goal of the seminar is to get acquainted with internet presentation and web application life cycle through practice. Emphasis will be put on proper design, desirable implementation methods (e.g. observance of standards), operation aspects, monitoring, web effectiveness evaluation, propagation, advancement and redesign. Actual trends and near future of the WWW will be also discussed during workshop.
Student by working during class will:
– extend overview of developement and operation of web site,
– gain deeper knowledge of selected topic, which he or she choose to present to the others,
– develop skills in implementation of web technologies by hands-on approach,
– familiarizes with tools, programs and principles which helps to webdesigner,
– have the possibility to practice teamworking on given task,
– may gain feedback to own existing project if he or she introduce it to the rest of group.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the seminar, the student will better understand a number of activities from the design and implementation of modern web sites; will be capable of effective professional communication with specialists in the area of web design and development; and will understand and be able to solve problems in the chosen field.
  • Website goals, initial analyses, Information Architecture
  • Webpages layout, grids, wireframes, navigation
  • Copywriting, typography on the web
  • HTML and DOM
  • CSS, graphic and interaction design
  • Multimedia on the Web
  • Usability (testing), User eXperience
  • Accessibility (rules)
  • Web Analytics
  • Internet marketing, SEO, PPC, Content Strategy
  • Server-side scripts, web frameworks, ready-made applications
  • Basic principles with examples (session, database, templates, ...) given in PHP or another scripting language
  • Content management systems
  • Content sharing (providing and integration)
  • Domain acquiring and web or application hosting
  • JavaScript, interactivity, AJAX
  • Web server, HTTP (authentication, cookies, status codes)
  • Trends on the web (semantics, mashups, HTML 5, geolocation)
    required literature
  • KRUG, Steve. Web design : nenuťte uživatele přemýšlet! 2. aktualiz. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. 167 s. ISBN 8025112918. info
    recommended literature
  • WROBLEWSKI, Luke. Mobile First. 2011. ISBN 978-1-937557-02-7. info
    not specified
  • MARCOTTE, Ethan. Responsive Web Design. New York: Jeffrey Zeldman, 2011. 150 pp. A Book Apart, No. 4. ISBN 978-0-9844425-7-7. info
  • SCOTT, Bill and Theresa NEIL. Designing web interfaces : principles and patterns for rich interactions. 1st ed. Cambridge: O'Reilly, 2009. xix, 309. ISBN 9780596516253. info
  • VORA, Pawan. Web application design patterns. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2009. xiii, 429. ISBN 9780123742650. info
Teaching methods
Prezentation on given subject, discussion, (team) project solving, exploratory learning.
Assessment methods
Student will be asked to prepare and present slides about chosen part of webdesign lasting circa 30 minutes. Active participating in class (discussions, sharing knowledge) and continuous work on long-term task will be appreciated.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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