CS 316 (803)
Fundamentals of Web Development
Marcus Schaefer

Course Description

This class will give an introduction to the WWW and how to create web-pages. In particular we will cover HTML, how to generate HTML with Microsoft FrontPage and some introductory Client-Side scripting using JavaScript.


Classes and office hours

The class meets W 5:45-9:00 in Lewis 104.

My office hours are MW 4:00-5:30.

During that time you can find me in the CS&T building, room 739.

If you want to set up an appointment at another time, or simply ask a question,

send email to mschaefer@cdm.depaul.edu.


The required text for this class is Deitel, Deitel, Nieto: Internet and the World Wide Web, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-016143-8. As an optional text (for the HTML part of the class) we suggest  Musciano, Kennedy: HTML, The Definitive Guide, 3rd edition, O'Reilly, ISBN 1-56592-492-4, and (for FrontPage) Buyens: Running Microsoft FrontPage 2000, Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-57231-947-X .


Week 1 and 2

 Internet, History and Development, the WWW, Browsers, Search Engines, HyperText.

Week 2 through 6

 HTML and FrontPage.

Week 7

 Advanced HTML, Dynamic HTML, XML, etc.

Week 8 and 9


Week 10

 Intro to E-commerce.




Assignments will be available through this webpage. Homeworks are due at the beginning of class. Homeworks will not be accepted late.



Questions and Answers


Grades and exams

Homework: 30%, Midterm: 30%, Final Project: 40%.

General Policies


The university and school policy on plagiarism can be summarized as follows: Students in this course, as well as all other courses in which independent research or writing play a vital part in the course requirements, should be aware of the strong sanctions that can be imposed against someone guilty of plagiarism. If proven, a charge of plagiarism could result in an automatic F in the course and possible expulsion. The strongest of sanctions will be imposed on anyone who submits as his/her own work a report, examination paper, computer file, lab report, or other assignment which has been prepared by someone else. If you have any questions or doubts about what plagiarism entails or how to properly acknowledge source materials be sure to consult the instructor.



An incomplete grade is given only for an exceptional reason such as a death in the family, a serious illness, etc. Any such reason must be documented. Any incomplete request must be made at least two weeks before the final, and approved by the Dean of the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. Any consequences resulting from a poor grade for the course will not be considered as valid reasons for such a request.

Marcus Schaefer
Last updated: January 4, 2000.