Course Information

CSE/ISE 102 is an introduction to the design of Web pages, specifically the development of browser and device independent HTML, with an emphasis on the XHTML standards. Includes the use of style sheets (CSS) and tools for page layout and verification. HTML is presented as a markup language, exploring the rules of HTML elements and attributes. Students learn the separation of page viewing information from the HTML through CSS style sheets as well as the use of block layout without using HTML tables. The course addresses HTML display properties including text, color, image, and graphic elements as well as approaches to HTML validation and techniques. Additional topics include Web forms, client-side scripting using Javascript, and Perl CGI scripts.

Advisory Prerequisite: CSE 101 or basic computer skills

Course Objectives

• Develop the student's ability to create Web pages using validated HTML and XHTML standards.

• Introduce students to the use of Cascading Style Sheets for formatting the presentation of Web pages, and the principles of what makes good Web page style.

• Introduce students to effective page layout principles and the use of CSS positioning for effective Web page layout.

• Introduce students to WYSIWYG tools for creating well designed and organized Web sites.

Important Dates

9/5: No class (Labor Day)

10/19: Midterm Exam (during class)

11/23: No class (Thanksgiving Break)

12/13: Final exam (8:30–11:00 PM, in CS 2120)