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MDIA 2205 - Web Design Technologies 2

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is a continuation of MDIA 1205 (Web Design Technologies 1), which begins with a review of the basic concepts of HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and then moves into more complex topics. These techniques involve HTML5 functions for creating interactive online forms using input elements and related attributes. You will be provided with server-side script for form processing. This course introduces you to organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how search engines index, return, and rank results. Web analytics and sitemaps are also discussed. Activities include keyword research, choosing appropriate keywords, and preparing a web page optimized with the techniques covered. In depth coverage of CSS concepts and routines are detailed, including different types of page layouts, navigation menus, accessibility, semantic naming of CSS elements, contextual selectors, grouping selectors, pseudo-classes and elements, the float property and element positioning. You will create web page layouts with CSS styled vertical and horizontal navigation menus, general links as well CSS styled images, data tables, and print style sheets for your pages. Practical CSS techniques, such as best practices, code organization, commenting, shorthand, and accessibility, will be explored.


MDIA 1205 or equivalent.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 43101

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Mar 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Online


Janice Wood

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is an asynchronous course which does not require that you meet each week at a specific time. You will be expected to meet assignment deadlines according to the schedule on the course outline and directions of the instructor.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Construct a functioning, interactive web form using server-side actions.
  • Design a complete web page including content related to the form topic.
  • Demonstrate the use of form input elements and attributes.
  • Style both the web page and the form using CSS.
  • Describe what SEO is and how search engines work.
  • Describe the difference between organic and paid SEO.
  • Analyze the results of keyword research based on a keyword tool.
  • Create search engine compatible web pages using SEO techniques.
  • Employ CSS to enhance website design that includes CSS styled layouts, navigation and general links.
  • Demonstrate element placement using CSS positioning properties.
  • Construct vertical and horizontal CSS-based navigation menus.
  • Create print style sheets.
  • Apply CSS best practices including semantic markup, commenting, shorthand, and accessibility considerations.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

MDIA 2205 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Web Technologies
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  2. Web Technologies
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate


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