Web Technologies, Introduction

The technologies involved in website development and maintenance can be an alphabet soup of acronyms, codenames, and abbreviations, making it hard to understand what they are, how they work and how they interact to develop Web page design and functionality. Web technologies are constantly being developed and improved, making it difficult for Web professionals to understand what is available, determine which technology to use to achieve the desired result, and communicate project requirements to decision-makers, programmers and site administrators.

This course provides a basic overview and understanding of many key Web technologies without delving into programming. It starts with Internet fundamentals, such as HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Extensible Markup Language (XML), and describes how scripting, such as JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX, works in dynamic websites. The course also discusses server technologies, Web and application servers, Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) and content management systems. It also provides insight into Internet security, e-commerce, databases, social networking, mobile device Web design, and cloud computing.

The course does not offer programming or site configuration training, but it will give you enough knowledge to work with developers, designers, site administrators, and marketing professionals effectively. You will learn the basic capability of each technical area.

Topics include:

  • Internet fundamentals
  • CSS, scripting, and interactive Web pages
  • Web and application servers, PHP, content management systems
  • Rich Internet Applications and multimedia
  • E-Commerce, databases, Internet security, cloud computing

Skills Needed: Interest in understanding how the Web works, experience using the Web and browsers, basic knowledge of HTML. Web and Interactive Media Design Certificate students should first take “20816 HTML Fundamentals”



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