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ITB week 11

December 11th, 2012 No comments

This week (the final one) is a catch up on some material that we didn’t manage to cover earlier in the course

HTTP and Web Servers – HTTP clients and servers

Open Source and Free Software open source 1213

The labs on Wednesday and Friday are given over to the 2nd ITB test

ITB test 2 results

December 22nd, 2010 No comments

Results for ITB test 2 (Spreadsheets and database test) are shown on the following PDF file.

Test 1 was the HTML test (worth 10%), Test 2 is the spreadsheet and database test from last week. Both columns are percentages. Note that results are subject to moderation and final checking

BB1753 ITB 1213 (PDF file)

ITB week 10

December 7th, 2010 No comments

This session covers Open Source and Free Software and talks about the similarities and differences between them. Notes are here

The second part finishes the database material and covers problem with the relational model, functions, grouping and subqueries, notes are here

Additional notes about the assignment are here – all the other material about the assignment are here

For those that missed the discussion or the link last week, information about the second test is here

Correctly structuring and presenting a technical document

December 6th, 2010 No comments

This document explains the tips and techniques that can be used to structure and format a Word document so that it looks appropriate. It is expected that assignment work for Information Technology for Business (Level 4) and Web Scripting for Applications (Level 5), will use these techniques.

Correctly structuring and presenting a document

Referencing (which is mentioned on Page 7 of the handout), should use the appropriate referencing style, which for Kingston University is discussed in Harvard Referencing for Business students. This is a locally stored version – check the link for the latest version (login required).

ITB week 7

November 16th, 2010 No comments

Materials on Databases, including lecture notes and lab exercise on selection

Spreadsheet materials on building larger spreadsheet models, and more complex formulas / functionality

ITB week 6

November 9th, 2010 No comments

ITB switches to material about spreadsheets and databases from week 6, along with lectures about Internet standards.

Database materials for this week include the lecture slides and the lab exercises

Spreadsheet materials for this week include the lecture slides and the lab exercise

ITB Week 5

October 26th, 2010 No comments

This weeks material is very practical, involving the redesign of a website into semantic XHTML and CSS. As this is exactly the same process that you will be performing in the assignment, the lecture has been duplicated below, so that you can repeat the process should you wish (or if you missed the lecture).

The lecture notes can be downloaded as a PDF – lecture 5 handouts

If you attended the lecture and feel confident, you can jump straight into the lab exercise

Lab Exercise Styling the page – exercise sheet for Lab 5 and the Zip file containing HTML, CSS and images for lab 5

A solution for the complete site is available (i.e. the completed redesign shown in lecture and attempted in lab from the zip file)

If you missed the lecture or wish to see the process again, you can start from here:

This weeks materials are all about using Semantic XHTML and CSS to style a preexisting web site. The web site in question is the (old) version of the Faculty of Business Website (see image).

Activity One Download, extract and then have a look at the markup for this page Faculty of Business and Law.html (zip) – see if you can understand it.

Activity Two Watch the first part of the video – the lecture notes used in all these videos can be downloaded as a PDF – lecture 5 handouts

Video 1 is about 15 minutes long

Activity Three Try and edit your file (from Activity One) to remove all the excess HTML and CSS, like in the video. A completed solution is available to see if what you’ve created matches the video version

Activity Four Watch the second part of the video – where the logical parts of the document are marked up using DIVs and SPANs

Video 2 is about 7 minutes long

Activity Five Edit your document (or the solution given in Activity Three) to mark up the logical parts of the document – a completed version is available to check against. Watch out for the correct number of closing DIV tags where there are DIVs within DIVs – the trick is to have two closing DIVs at the end of the central column (closing the news area and the contentMain area), and two closing DIVs at the end of the column on the right (closing the badges part and the contentSub part).

Activity Six Watch the third part of the video on how to structure and add CSS files – and then what normalisation does

Video 3 is about 6 minutes long

Activity Seven Watch the final parts of the video which shows the steps required to style the site to recreate the original design markup used in the lecture Because this is the longest part of this process, this has been split into two parts

Styling the whole document – sorting out the column placement and overall styles (such as fonts) – about 7 minutes

Styling each individual sub area and tidying up – about 18 minutes

You should now be prepared for the Lab Exercise which asks you to style the page

Lab Exercise Styling the page – exercise sheet for Lab 5 and the Zip file containing HTML, CSS and images for lab 5

A solution for the complete site is available (i.e. the completed redesign shown in lecture and attempted in lab from the zip file)

One of the nicest books explaining the whole semantic xhtml and structured CSS approach is Transcending CSS by Andy Clarke

ITB Week 4

October 18th, 2010 No comments

These are the materials for week 4

Lecture 4 handouts

Notes on binary and hexadecimal

Lab exercise for week 4

lab4 files for lab exercise

Solutions for the CSS exercises are available

ITB Week 3

October 11th, 2010 No comments

These are the materials for week 3 of the ITB course

Lecture Materials

lecture 3 handouts, in colour with 3 slides per page

css cribsheet from Phil Molyneux

This page contains the neatest summary of xhtml elements and their semantic use (there are tags here which we have not used yet – only tags shown in the slides and materials will be in the test)

Lab Materials

Lab 3

The compressed zip file lab3 is available for the lab activity

ITB Week 2

October 3rd, 2010 No comments

These are the materials for week 2 of the ITB course

Lecture Materials

lecture 2 handout in colour with 3 slides per page

Good resource with explanations about using images

HTML assign student guidance 1213 on the first HTML lab test

Lab Materials

BB1753 ITB Lab 2

Word document 1: campus

Word document 2: about

The compressed zip file wordHTML is available for the third activity

Images – use a right mouse click to download these

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