Web Standards and Languages Code:  22.611    :  6
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This is the course plan for the first semester of the academic year 2024/2025. 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. Layout

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

Module 7. Tables

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

Module 8. Forms

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


The assessment process is based on students' own work and the assumption that this work is original and has been carried out by them.

In assessment activities, the following irregular behaviours, among others, may have serious academic and disciplinary consequences: someone else being involved in carrying out the student's assessment test or activity, or the work being not entirely original; copying another's work or committing plagiarism; attempting to cheat to obtain better academic results; collaborating in, covering up or encouraging copying; or using unauthorized material, software or devices during assessment.

If students are caught engaging in any of these irregular behaviours, they may receive a fail mark (D/0) for the assessable activities set out in the course plan (including the final tests) or in the final mark for the course. This could be because they have used unauthorized materials, software or devices (e.g. social networking sites or internet search engines) during the tests, because they have copied text fragments from an external source (internet, notes, books, articles, other student's projects or activities, etc.) without correctly citing the source, or because they have engaged in any other irregular conduct.

In accordance with the UOC's academic regulations , irregular conduct during assessment, besides leading to a failing mark for the course, may be grounds for disciplinary proceedings and, where appropriate, the corresponding punishment, as established in the UOC's coexistence regulations.

In its assessment process, the UOC reserves the right to:

  • Ask the student to provide proof of their identity, as established in the university's academic regulations.
  • Request that students provide evidence of the authorship of their work, throughout the assessment process, both in continuous and final assessment, by means of an oral test or by whatever other synchronous or asynchronous means the UOC specifies. These means will check students' knowledge and competencies to verify authorship of their work, and under no circumstances will they constitute a second assessment. If it is not possible to guarantee the student's authorship, they will receive a D grade in the case of continuous assessment or a Fail in the case of final assessment.

    For this purpose, the UOC may require that students use a microphone, webcam or other devices during the assessment process, in which case it will be the student's responsibility to check that such devices are working correctly.


You can only pass the course if you participate in and pass the continuous assessment. Your final mark for the course will be the mark you received in the continuous assessment.