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, 18 September 2018
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

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 XML)

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. Validation of HTML and CSS code is covered to verify that syntax follows chosen standard. The course also covers basic JavaScript to create a dynamic behaviour on web sites. Different JavaScript library and its use and how you through API:s can retrieve data from external systems, is also something that is included. The course also covers the importance of websites being available for all users irrespective of disabilities and the guidelines that are to secure this. The course 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.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.