Web Application Development

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2IS220

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Software Engineering G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 14 September 2016
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

General provisions

The course is included in the following degree programme:

• Bachelor's Programme in Information Systems, specialisation software engineering, 180 credits.

Be given also as a freestanding course.

Entry requirements

Programming, 7.5 credits

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

• Explain standards for HTML and style sheets (CSS)

• Describe guidelines for usability and availability

• Explain the concepts DOM (Document Object Model) and Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and


Regarding competence and skills the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

• Apply basic coding in HTML and CSS

• Use CSS for responsive design

• Design simple dynamic web applications that use external systems

Regarding judgement and approach the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

• Validate web pages according to W3C standard considering the need of clients and users

• Analyse and evaluate websites from the perspective on usability and availability


The course covers construction and design of dynamic web pages. The emphasis lies on standardised HTML and CSS to create structure and appearance. The course also covers basic JavaScript to create a dynamic behaviour on web sites.

Other parts that are covered are availability, responsive design and validation of web pages.

Component 1: Structure with HTML, 1.5 credits

The component deals with standardised HTML and the importance of the elements for the structure of web pages. Further, validation of HTML code is covered to verify correct syntax regarding elements and attributes for the standard one follows.

Component 2: Design with CSS, 2.5 credits

The component deals with standardised CSS to create design and layout for web pages. The component also covers validation of CSS code to verify that syntax follows chosen standard.

Component 3: Dynamic behaviour with JavaScript, 2.5 credits

The component deals with basic syntax and semantics in the language JavaScript that is used to create a dynamic behaviour on web pages. The component also covers different JavaScript library and its use and how you through API:s can retrieve data from external systems.

Component 4: Availability and Responsiveness, 1 credit

The component deals with the importance of websites being available for all users irrespective of disabilities and the guidelines that are to secure this. The component also covers how one creates responsive sites that will work for different screen resolution.


The course is given in the form of lectures, workshops and exercises.


The course is examined through written assignments.

For the grade Pass in the whole course, it is required that all components are passed. To pass with distinction is required furthermore passed with distinction on at least three of the components.

Other directives

The course is given on Campus Gotland and as a distance course.