British Columbia Institute of


MDIA 2205 - Web Design Technologies 2

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course, an extension of MDIA 1205 (Web Design Technologies 1), introduces you to advanced website design techniques. 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 (including CSS3) concepts and routines are detailed, including form action types, accessibility, required fields and styling forms, semantic naming of CSS elements, contextual selectors, grouping selectors, pseudo-classes and elements the float property and element positioning. You will create a web page layout with a CSS styled navigation menu, general links as well CSS styled images, data tables, and print style sheets for your page.


MDIA 1205





Winter 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 47682

Tue Feb 18 - Tue Mar 24 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 18 - Mar 24 Online


Janice Wood

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 43101

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Feb 11 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 11 Online


Janice Wood

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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 navigation and general links.
  • Create a print style sheet.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

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

School of Business

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


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