College of DuPage

CIS 1310: HTML & CSS


Course Overview

The goal of CIS 1310: HTML and CSS is the creation of effective web pages using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The course includes web page and web site design concepts and preparation of graphics for the web, with the primary focus on implementation of the design. This online course combines textbook readings, textbook assignments, Internet readings, and hands-on computer work. CIS 1310 is a 3 semester hour course.

CIS 1310 is intended for the beginning Web page developer. The prerequisites are CIS 1120 (The Internet) and CIS 1130 (Windows Basics) or CIS 1150 (Introduction to Computer Information Systems). Working knowledge of the Internet and WWW (search techniques, file downloads, decompressing files, Web navigation, using email, etc.) and Windows (create folder (subdirectory), copy files, move files, pathnames, etc.) is expected.

Although you do not always need to be online while you are completing the tutorials or the assignments that are in the text book, you will need to be online to access course materials and to do the Internet activities.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

Tests and Exams (Online)

All tests and exams are online. Practice tests are available online to help you study.

Software Requirements

I strongly recommend that you use a code validator like the one available from the W3C to check your code before submitting your assignments.

You may not use a web design tool for generating Web pages such as Dreamweaver. Assignments created using Web development tools will count 0 points. If you want to learn HTML, you’ve got to write HTML.