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COMP112 Web Development and Digital Media

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An introduction to client-side Web technologies including HTML, CSS, and digital media. Provides practical skills in building well-engineered Web sites and the creation and manipulation of digital images.

The World Wide Web plays a huge part in everyone's life, but do you know how it works? COMP 112 will introduce you to the core technologies underlying the Web, including HTML, CSS and digital media. It will teach you how to create well-engineered websites from the ground up.

Paper title Web Development and Digital Media
Paper code COMP112
Subject Computer and Information Science
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science

Teaching staff

Lecturers: Dr Veronica Liesaputra and Nick Meek

Paper Structure

Lecture topics:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Web Technologies
  • Search Engines
  • Usability
  • Frameworks
  • Security
  • Ethics
  • Sound and Video
  • JavaScript
  • Accessibility
  • Graphics Formats
  • Data Visualization
  • Server-side Technologies

Lab topics:

  • Introduction to OSX
  • HTML5
  • Links
  • CSS3
  • Publishing Your Web Page
  • Tables
  • Make a Website
  • Forms
  • JavaScript
  • Accessibility Challenge
  • Graphics
  • HTML5 Audio and Video
  • PHP


  • In lab assessments (worth either 1% or 2%) 23%
  • A project 17%
  • A final exam 60%
Teaching Arrangements
There are two 1-hour lectures per week. Students will be streamed into two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week, where they will work through practical exercises. Typically a student should expect to be able to complete the laboratory sessions more or less within the 2-hour period - as long as the student has done some preparation prior to attending the laboratory. Course material is available on Blackboard.
The course workbook is available free online for enrolled students or printed at cost.
Course outline
View the course outline for COMP 112
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

This paper will enable students to:

  • Gain an elementary understanding of how the Internet and World Wide Web function
  • Gain a good understanding of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets
  • Learn some simple bitmap and vector image editing skills
  • Gain a basic understanding of multimedia file formats

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system