Web Design

DCO20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended + Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23


Must be enrolled in
Any course within the School of Design
BA-EDUSEC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
BA-GAMIA Bachelor of Games and Interactivity
BB-GAMCS Bachelor of Games and Interactivity/Bachelor of Computer Science
BB-GAMIANI Bachelor of Games and Interactivity / Bachelor of Animation
UX Interaction Design Minor

Aims and objectives

This unit familiarises students with the web design process. Students will learn how to design websites through design principles such as information design and typography. Students will be introduced to the concepts, language, requirements and procedures that support the liaison between designers and technical specialists by using coding and other software-based techniques to build and manage a website.

Unit learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Design and implement a simple, functioning HTML and CSS project
2. Plan the structure and extent of a web site viewed across multiple screen formats, including the briefing documents
3. Manage image and text resources, and aesthetic aspects of typography, for HTML and CSS for inclusion in a website
4. Establish informational and functional aspects for HTML and CSS, such as typographic hierarchies, information architecture and navigational links for use across mobile devices.