LIS 523 - Web Design and Architecture
is intended to complement
a course in managing Internet information services
(such as LIS 525)
by dealing in more detail with the design and architecture
of small to medium-size Web sites.
Subject matter includes
criteria for good design and usability,
basic evaluation methods,
relevant aspects of information architecture and graphic design,
This offering of the course is entirely in alternate mode:
there are no scheduled classes or labs.
Students will be expected to be able to post to online discussions
sometime on Wednesday or Thursday of each week.
Students will need to have use of a personal computer
running a version of Windows
from 98 through XP
with adequate privileges
and an Internet connection
Broadband is recommended but not required.
Software that will be used,
with the exception of OpenOffice.org 2.2,
is not known to work in Windows Vista,
and FIMS provides no support for Vista at this time.
In preparation for the course,
they should install the following freeware
(links will be provided on the course Web site):
Marks will be assigned for the following:
10% for an evaluation of the design of an existing Web site;
4% for a page wireframe;
4% for a site structure diagram;
8% for an architecture style guide;
24% for the final Web site;
22% for participation in online course discussions;
and 28% for other small weekly assignments.
- Internet Explorer (if not already installed)
- Open Office 2.2
- GIMP 2 (and the GTK+ runtime package required to run it)
(requires administrator privileges)
- Balthisar Cascade 2.0
- TheW32 and XRefHT32
- Xenu's Link Sleuth
Last updated April 23, 2007.
This page maintained by
Prof. Tim Craven
E-mail (text/plain only): email@example.com
Faculty of Information and
University of Western
Canada, N6A 5B7