Summer 2024 - IAT 339 D100

Web Design and Development (3)

Class Number: 1971

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 9:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    IAT 235 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-.



Advanced theory and implementation of web media from a design perspective. Students will design and develop web media that focuses on communication and design issues for a variety of users. This course will address design methods and approaches for technical aspects such as content management, responsive design, and server-side support.


This course presumes you are prepared and willing to learn how to design the front-end of websites and code them by hand using HTML and CSS. If you are stronger in either aspect (designing or coding), the challenge for this course is for you to become stronger in the opposing aspect.

You will also be expected to develop websites in an accessible, semantic and responsive fashion by default, making use of fully standards compliant HTML and CSS.


  1. Identify and analyze user purpose and experience in accessing web content.
  2. Prioritize and assess platform specific considerations in user's expectations of web design.
  3. Develop and analyze user requirements for the web for a variety of users.
  4. Critically analyze affordances of different web design paradigms and explain potential uses.
  5. Develop, implement and critique solutions to web design problems.
  6. Apply current industry web design standards (eg. coding practice, search engine optimization), tools (eg. file versioning, wireframing), and content management systems.
  7. Classify legal and ethical issues in publishing content on the web.


  • Exercises 10%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Reading reflections 10%
  • Group projects 30%
  • Individual projects 40%


This course uses the SIAT standard grading scale for final letter grades:

Letter grade Percentage range
A+ 95% to 100%
A 90% to 95%
A- 85% to 90%
B+ 80% to 85%
B 75% to 80%
B- 70% to 75%
C+ 65% to 70%
C 60% to 65%
C- 55% to 60%
D 50% to 55%
F 0% to 50%



For this term you will need access to:

  • A laptop or tablet
  • A code editor
  • A web browser (we will use Chrome at the start of the term)
  • An FTP client (we will use Cyberduck)
  • A git client (we will use GitHub Desktop)

If you have a preference for another type of software you are welcome to use it.


Readings will be available digitally through Canvas.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at:

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.