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Upon completion, graduates with a B.S. Degree in Web Design & Development should be able to:
- Apply web design principles.
- Apply eBusiness concepts to web-related projects (e.g., analytics, adwords, search engine optimization, web 2.0 for marketing).
- Apply ethical standards and copyright laws in web-related projects.
- Design effective and usable websites (e.g., quality content, navigational structure, organized layout, site maps).
- Evaluate websites based on interactivity/design elements and principles (e.g., contrast, alignment, color, space, navigation, user feedback).
- Write text for web pages, applying appropriate principles.
- Identify web accessibility issues and incorporate accommodations into design (e.g., ADA, browser, Web Accessibility Initiative-WAI, Section 508 Standards).
- Create and manipulate images from various sources and editing programs (e.g., layering, adjusting, transforming, optimizing, slicing).
- Create pages using web authoring software.
- Identify and apply HTML/XML/XSL/CSS tags and attributes for web page design (e.g., title, metadata, table, link, forms, frames, image maps).
- Apply effective web page management and publishing techniques (e.g., free vs. paid, languages supported, spam filtering options).
- Maintain site accuracy (e.g., verify links, update content).
- Create meta tags to be utilized by a variety of search engines.
- Conduct usability testing.
- Apply animation tools and techniques.
- Distinguish among components and functions of n-tiered architecture.
- Design websites using appropriate security principles, focusing specifically upon the vulnerabilities inherent in common web and other server and client implementations.
- Explore new internet technologies, tools, and techniques and build, navigate, and interact within them.
- Configure servers and related applications to provide functionality and deliver website content.