Web Design & HTML Programming
Introduction to Website Localization
Theoretical introduction of the following elements:
Some Basic Facts about Website Localization
Websites in Difference to Print Media
What distinguishes a website from a printed document?
Website Language Design Strategies
Degrees of Localization
Main Strategies to Manage Multilingual and Multicultural Websites
Economic Aspects of Website Localization
Number of files included: 5
1. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, 25 slides, PPTX file, including textual information with highlighted keywords.
2. Handout for the students, 10 pages, PDF file, including textual information with highlighted keywords, and two working sheets for the students to fill in.
3. Handout as mentioned above, 10 pages, as editable DOCX file.
4. Answer key to the questions on the two working sheets included in the handout, 3 pages, PDF file.
5. Answer key to the questions on the two working sheets included in the handout, 3 pages, as editable DOCX file.
This course was originally designed for translation students with the aim to introduce them to website localization. The introduction provides an overview over the basics of localization and also explains to the students why translators should be able to localize. Two worksheets included in the unit allow the students to recapitulate what they have learned in their translation classes and transfer further ideas to website localization.
The subsequent HTML and web design course consists of altogether ten units designed to cover one semester of about sixteen hours of lecture. The course covers both HTML and CSS programming providing a continuous progression with units building up on each other.
Each unit consists of a theoretical part introducing the new study material by means of a PowerPoint presentation along with an extensive handout for the students. Each theoretical part also features short revision questions (usually 6 questions) for the students to revise the lesson material.
The related practical part helps the students use the theoretical elements in practice. A complex assignment gives step-by-step instructions to program a sample web page with the learned elements. The programming assignment includes a screenshot of the final website and the programming instructions, clearly structured into 25 – 30 individual instructions.
The HTML programming solution for the teacher is provided together with the practical exercise. All files are provided as PDFs as well as editable DOCX or PPT files so the teacher is able to include personal modifications.
The course is unique in its concept and sophisticated interaction between theoretical and practical parts as appropriate HTML teaching material with a reasonable progression and sufficiently demanding practical exercises for learners is hardly available. The material does not only target students specializing in web design but is comprehensible for students of all fields, also without previous technical knowledge of programming languages.
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