Higher National Diploma in Computing Assignment Brief Pearson Reg. Number Student Name Academic Year Unit 10: Website Design & Development 2022 Unit Tutor Muhammad Hassan Assignment Title Issue Date Web Development, Hosting & Management 7-Mar-2022 Submission Date 11-Apr-2022 Unit Number and Title Submitted On Internally Verified? IV Name Yes No Mir Wajid Ali 15-Apr-2022 IV Date Student Declaration I solemnly declare that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged. Student Signature: Date: Tutor Signature: Date: Submission Format The submission is in the form of a report that includes evidence for both the activities. For Activity 1, your report should be of 1500 to 2000 words. For Activity 2, your report should include another 1500 to 2000 words. A formal report writing approach should be followed. Use of supporting illustrations should be ensured. Use proper heading structure, table of contents, list of figures, list of tables etc. Referencing and citation is a must. Use Harvard Referencing System and include a Referencing table at the end of the report. Cite any source that you refer to while preparing your evidence. You are required to submit your work for plagiarism checking. No work will be considered if it contains plagiarism more than the acceptable level defined as per TMUC’s plagiarism policy. Unit Learning Outcomes: LO1 Explain server technologies and management services associated with hosting and managing websites. LO2 Categorise website technologies, tools and software used to develop websites. Assignment Brief and Guidance: Being the students of HND Computing at TMUC and studying the unit of Website Design and Development. Department of Computing & IT (DoCIT) has planned a bi-annual Geekathon event where students are encouraged to participate and lead various events. In upcoming session, DoCIT has planned a 2-Days workshop for “How Web Works?” and in this regard, you are tasked by the Department to develop an informative collateral that would include key information regarding the topic. Activity In this regard, you will start from the very beginning and will start discussing from: • how the WWW is structured. • what is a Domain Name and how it is organized globally? • Role of DNS, how it manages domain names, and DNS types. • • • • you will discuss about how websites work and what different types of websites are there on the web, various web technologies and frameworks that are commonly in-use. You may also include the impact of these frameworks and technologies with regards to website design, functionality and management. Purpose and importance of various protocols that are used for web communication; their role in accessing, designing and managing websites; how they relate to the webserver hardware and software You may also include the review of the influence of search engines on website performance and provide evidence-based support for improving a site’s index value and rank through search engine optimization Activity 2 With every passing day, there are new web development tools and frameworks are emerging however, they all are working on the same basic principles. Now, you are further required to include in your report about the following: • • • capabilities and relationships between front-end and back-end website technologies with regards to presentation and application layers. Differentiate between online web development tools and custom-built websites with regards to design flexibility, performance, functionality, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). You may adopt an approach to develop a custom-built website, hosting it and managing it. You may also include an evaluation of various custom-built website tools that you feel and recommend for develop custom website and may also suggest the tools, technologies, management service and any other element that you may feel useful for this purpose. Include a formal justification for your choice. Please review the subsequent grading criteria for more details on the expected elements and topics that need to be included. Please access HN Global for additional resources support and reading for this unit. For further guidance and support on report writing please refer to the Study Skills Unit on HN Global. Link to www.highernationals.com Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria Pass Merit Distinction LO1 Explain server technologies and management services associated with hosting and managing websites P1 Identify the purpose and types of DNS, including explanations on how domain names are organised and managed. P2 Explain the purpose and relationships between communication protocols, server hardware, operating systems and web server software with regards to designing, publishing and accessing a website. M1 Evaluate the impact of common web development technologies and frameworks with regards to website design, functionality and management. M2 Review the influence of search engines on website performance and provide evidence-based support for improving a site’s index value and rank through search engine optimisation. LO2 Categorise website technologies, tools and software used to develop websites P3 Discuss the capabilities and relationships between frontend and back-end website technologies and explain how these relate to presentation and application layers. P4 Discuss the differences between online website creation tools and custom built sites with regards to design flexibility, performance, functionality, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). M3 Evaluate a range of tools and techniques available to design and develop a custom built website. LO1 & 2 D1 Justify the technologies, management services, tools and software chosen to realise a custom built website.