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Wed 14 Jun 2017
09:30 - 13:00


Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills


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Web Authoring: Java Script for Beginners (Level 3)

Wed 14 Jun 2017


This is an introductory practical-based programming course aimed at web authors already familiar with coding simple HTML and CSS. Course participants will learn the basic principles of programming using JavaScript and by the end of the course will have adapted (by editing pre-written JavaScript) three personal linked web pages to manipulate some dynamic content and user interaction. Additionally, course participants will and have the opportunity to publish their finished website using DS-Web.

Target audience
  • This course introduces JavaScript as a resource for enhancing interactivity on webpages and is aimed at current University members (departments and colleges) who are web authors with no previous experience of programming.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

It is essential that those attending are familiar with the basics of using HTML and CSS as covered on

No previous experience of programming or JavaScript is expected.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 14 Jun 2017   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map TBC
Topics covered
  • The relationship between HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Variables and Constants
  • Operators and Operands
  • Simple maths and logic
  • Conditional decisions and looping
  • Functions, objects and arrays
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • AJAX and JSON
  • JQuery
  • Editing (more complex) pre-written examples
  • Uploading your personal web pages to DS-Web

Presentation followed by practical work

Taught Using

Notepad++, Internet Explorer and Firefox on MCS Windows

  • The practical work will be done on PCs unless otherwise specified, although the course is platform independent and therefore suitable also for Mac and Linux users.
  • If you would like to take away a copy of the Web page you create, please bring a USB memory stick. If you can logon to your MCS account, you will have an opportunity to set up your Web pages using DS-Web on that account.

One half day session

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Web Publishing & Management

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