MCW817 - Web Page Design IV

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Subject Title
Web Page Design IV

Subject Description
This course is intended to teach expert level professional cascading style sheets (CSS)techniques. Topics include complex layout, CSS driven menus, conditional stylesheets, stylesheets documentation and efficiency/speed considerations. Particular focus will be spent on complex layout considerations and techniques; including the box mode, floats, clears and browser inconsistencies.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of the scheduled class(es) receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Construct complex cascading style sheets (CSS) based layouts.
2. Understand browser inconsistencies and code defensively around them.
3. Build intricate CSS menus and LI navigation structures.
4. Conditional stylesheets.
5. Stylesheets for print.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MCW816 or equivalent experience. 

Topic Outline

  • CSS review
  • The box model
  • Div coding, naming and conventions
  • Floating and clearing elements
  • Columns and "faux" columns
  • Backgrounds and creating layout blocks
  • Conditional style sheets
  • Hovering and user interaction
  • CSS based menus
  • Semantics, naming and efficiency considerations 

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer. Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion, lecture and question and answer period. 

Prescribed Texts
Students should have text from MCW803, MCW805, or MCW816:
HTML & CSS Visual Quickstart Guide 8th. Ed.
(Pearson Ed.)

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle