Unit Descriptor

Basic Website Development (Unit Descriptor: F57Y 11)

From the unit intro:

This purpose of this Unit is to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of the basic technical and design elements of web based documents. This is a practical Unit in which candidates will have the opportunity to design and produce a document suitable for use on the World Wide Web.

This Unit is suitable for candidates with little or no experience of web development and who have an interest in producing a basic website.

Outcomes

  1. Describe the basic content elements of a website.
  2. Evaluate a range of websites.
  3. Design a basic website to a given brief.
  4. Produce a basic website to a given brief.

Outcome 1

Describe the basic content elements of a website.

Performance Criteria
  1. Describe the basic media content elements of a website.
  2. Describe the basic navigation content elements of a website.
  3. Describe the basic interactive content elements of a website.
  4. Correctly use website terminology.
Evidence Requirements

Evidence must demonstrate that candidates can:

  • describe the basic media content elements of a website — including image, text, animation, graphics, sound, and video
  • describe the basic navigation (control) content elements of a website — including buttons, hyperlinks, rollovers, drop-down menu, and icons
  • describe the basic interactive content elements of a website — including sound, video, animation, games, and forums correctly use all of the above website terminology
  • This evidence should be gathered at appropriate points throughout the Unit under open-book supervised conditions.

Outcome 2

Evaluate a range of websites.

Performance Criteria
  1. Identify the target audience and purpose in a range of websites.
  2. Evaluate the layout and interactivity in a range of websites.
  3. Evaluate the typography, graphics and colour in a range of websites.
Evidence Requirements

Candidates are required to evaluate a minimum of two different websites with regard to:

  1. target audience and purpose
  2. layout — including page loading time, screen fit, tables and scrolling
  3. interactivity — including sound, video, animation, games, and forums
  4. typography — including size, legibility, and appropriate typestyle
  5. graphics — including quality, download time, and file format
  6. colour — including effectiveness, consistency and appropriateness to intended use

This evidence should be gathered at appropriate points throughout the Unit under open-book supervised conditions.

Outcome 3

Design a basic website to a given brief.

Performance Criteria
  1. Create a production plan for a website.
  2. Create a storyboard for a website.
  3. Source media content in line with copyright requirements.
Evidence Requirements

This evidence must include:

  1. a production plan for a website, identifying target audience, purpose, media elements required and timescales
  2. a storyboard for a website showing layout, colour, type, interactivity and media content.
  3. sourced media content in line with copyright requirements

This evidence should be gathered at appropriate points throughout the Unit.

Outcome 4

Produce a basic website to a given brief.

Performance Criteria
  1. Create a project folder for the website.
  2. Produce a website incorporating navigation content elements.
  3. Incorporate media content elements into the website.
  4. Preview the finished website using a web browser.
Evidence Requirements

Candidates are required to individually produce product evidence in the form of a digital project folder for a website containing all media elements and a minimum of three completed web pages. Candidates must use appropriate file management and naming conventions. They must incorporate appropriate navigation and media content elements into the website.

Performance evidence, supported by an assessor observation checklist, is required to show that candidates can:

  1. incorporate navigation content elements
  2. incorporate media content elements
  3. preview the finished website using a web browser

This evidence will be gathered at appropriate points throughout the Unit under open-book supervised conditions. The assessor must authenticate that the finished product is the candidates own work.

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