Module Overview

Website Design 1

This module concentrates on the introduction of project life-cycle methodology in relation website design; from the initial project brief through to design, development and evaluation phases. Key topics include project-planning, information architecture design, prototyping, user-centric design principles and advanced CSS styling techniques for web-based content.

Module Code

DMED H2013

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Discovery & Research

Establishing Goals & Objectives, Researching the Competition, Learning About Users, Describing Users, Scenarios, Use Cases.

Ideation & Planning

Brainstorming, Information Architecture, Sketching, Prototyping, Wireframes, Content Strategy, Shaping The Plan & Project Scope.

Designing For The Web

The Creative Brief, Online Brand Experience, Establishing Visual Hierarchy, Working with Grids, Layout, Web Typography, Colour, UI Basics.

Development Phase

Accessible HTML5, Styling Layouts, Image Formats & Optimisation, Media Plugins, Integrating Scripting, Developing Navigation Systems, Enhancing Experience with CSS3.

Launch & Evaluation

Cross Browser & Platform Testing, Accessibility Testing, Meaningful User Testing, Domains & Hosting, FTP Process, Analytics Trackers.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100