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Advanced Web Authoring

Short name: WA
SITS code: BUCI051H5
Credits: 15
Level: 5
Module leader: Gordon McIntyre
Lecturer(s): Chris Maigler
Online material:


  • to develop expertise in creating and publishing professional quality websites using an industry-standard web authoring tools.
  • to build on the HTML5 and CSS3 skills developed in Introduction to Web Authoring.


  • Authoring Tool Basics: Creating websites using range of techniques to ensure that websites can be maintained and conform to standards. Libraries, stylesheets, templates.
  • Standards: HTML5, CSS3. Browser differences. Semantic structure.
  • Accessibility: Optimising site accessibility, building accessible tables and forms in XHTML.
  • Management tools for publishing websites.
  • Tools: Validation, accessibility and browser compatibility testing.


  • Introduction to Web Authoring or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of authoring with HTML and some knowledge of CSS.
  • Good knowledge of web design: colour theory, font management, page layout.

Timetables, locations and term dates

Programme specific timetables are listed in the handbooks available for each programme. Please consult the relevant programme page.

Enrolled students can find their personal teaching timetable and the location of classes on their My Birkbeck profile.