Web Standards and Languages Code:  22.611    :  6
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This is the course plan for the second semester of the academic year 2023/2024. To check whether the course is being run this semester, go to the Virtual Campus section More UOC / The University / Programmes of study section on Campus. Once teaching starts, you'll be able to find it in the classroom. The course plan may be subject to change.

In the current panorama, one of the most popular supports to deliver applications to users is the web. Thus, the future software developer needs to master the different aspects of the creation of accessible and usable web pages and applications, beginning with the languages that make up the web: HTML for content, CSS for presentation, JavaScript for behaviour and different server side programming languages and database technologies for the creation of applications.

In this course, the first two aspects are dealt with: the HTML and CSS languages.


In this degree there are multiple courses that empower the student with the necessary competences for the design and development of web applications. All those courses use this one as previous knowledge, and can be considered its natural continuation. Among these, we highlight Web Programming and Advanced Web Programming.


This course is of vital importance for any software development activity that implies the creation of web pages or applications. Thus, it will be essential for web developers, especially if their activity is at all related to the front end.


This course does not presuppose any prior knowledge of this discipline or of any other course in this Degree.


This course does not presuppose any prior knowledge of this discipline or of any other course in this Degree.


The objectives that the students must acquire in this course are the following:

  • Understanding the need to use web standards and the advantages they bring.
  • Building web pages according to web standards.
  • Building accessible web pages.

These objectives are related to the following competences of the Bachelor's Degree in Techniques for Software Development:

  • Design and build computer applications using development, integration and reuse techniques.
  • Develop cross-platform applications.
  • Design people-centric solutions.


This course consists of eight didactic modules:

Module 1. Introduction and basic concepts

  • The history of internet and the evolution of web standards
  • The web standards model: HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • The state of web standards

Module 2. HTML and CSS fundamentals

  • HTML Basics
  • The "head"
  • Text fundamentals
  • Links
  • Advanced text formatting
  • Document structure
  • Debugging HTML
  • CSS basics
  • Structuring CSS

Module 3. CSS for text, links and lists

  • Text fundamentals and typography
  • Styling lists
  • Styling links
  • Images

Module 4. The cascade. Inheritance. Selectors. Values and units

  • Cascade and inheritance
  • Selectors
    • Element selectors, class and id selectors
    • Attribute selectors
    • Pseudoclasses and pseudoelements
    • Combinators
  • Values and units

Module 5. The box model. Images. Accessibility

  • The box model
  • Backgrounds and borders
  • Overflows
  • Images, other media and form elements
  • Sizing elements
  • Accessibility

Module 6. Tables

  • HTML table fundamentals
  • Advanced features and accessibility
  • Styling tables
  • Debugging CSS

Module 7. Forms

  • Form basics
  • Form structure
  • Native form controls
  • Client-side validation

Module 8. Layout

  • An introduction to CSS layout
  • Normal flow
  • Responsive design
  • Flexbox
  • Grids


The assessment process is based on the student's personal work and presupposes authenticity of authorship and originality of the exercises completed.

Lack of authenticity of authorship or originality of assessment tests, copying or plagiarism, the fraudulent attempt to obtain a better academic result, collusion to copy or concealing or abetting copying, use of unauthorized material or devices during assessment, inter alia, are offences that may lead to serious academic or other sanctions.

Firstly, you will fail the course (D/0) if you commit any of these offences when completing activities defined as assessable in the course plan, including the final tests. Offences considered to be misconduct include, among others, the use of unauthorized material or devices during the tests, such as social media or internet search engines, or the copying of text from external sources (internet, class notes, books, articles, other students' essays or tests, etc.) without including the corresponding reference.

And secondly, the UOC's academic regulations state that any misconduct during assessment, in addition to leading to the student failing the course, may also lead to disciplinary procedures and sanctions.

The UOC reserves the right to request that students identify themselves and/or provide evidence of the authorship of their work, throughout the assessment process, and by the means the UOC specifies (synchronous or asynchronous). For this purpose, the UOC may require students to use a microphone, webcam or other devices during the assessment process, and to make sure that they are working correctly.

The checking of students' knowledge to verify authorship of their work will under no circumstances constitute a second assessment.


This course can be passed by two means:

- With the activities performed during the year and taking a synthesis test (ST):

The combination of the final mark of the continuous assessment activities (CA) and the final mark of the practical (Pr) gives the final continuous assessment mark (FC: CA + Pr).
To be eligible for taking the ST, the final continuous assessment mark (FC) must be equal or greater than 5. The final course mark will be obtained subsequently by crossing the mark of the ST with the FC.

- By taking a final exam (EX):

To take the EX, you do not need to have passed the CA. Using this means, the final course mark is obtained by crossing the mark of the EX with the final mark of the practical (Pr).

Either way, the practical (Pr) is compulsory.

The formula for accrediting the course is as follows: (CA + Pr) + ST or EX + Pr.