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Exam Letter
October 12, 2006 09:01AM
Exam Letter

Exam Letter: November 2006

The following is important for the examination in November:

1 The paper consists of 100 marks.
2 The paper is NOT open book, which means you will be asked questions and have to answer it in an answering book provided by UNISA without consulting any material in the exams.
3 The paper has a section 1 and section 2.
4 Check here for Exam dates: http://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=17029
5 Check here for exam results: https://sol.unisa.ac.za/javaweb/student/results/
6 Your certificates are only posted to you after the next Unisa graduation ceremony (in about February/March 2007)

Alta looks after section 1 and she said you must follow the guidelines in your tut letters for section 1

For Section 2 (Web Design):

The five sections (i.e sections 1, 2, 3, 4, plus assignment 3), in the online (or CD) tutorial letter for assignments 2 and 3 have exam guidelines as the first paragraph.

The four important parts for exam purposes are sections 1(a) and 1(b) (HTML and CSS), 2 (Graphics preparation), 3 (JavaScript), and assignment 3 (Web project). The graphics preparation exercises show you how to create graphics that download fast on the Web, and mention the differences between the various graphics formats. There will be a reasonably easy JavaScript question for 5 marks.

For the Web design exercises you should know what makes a Web page good or bad and what criteria can you use to measure the usability of a Web page - i.e. make use of the factors: Usability, Navigation, Graphic Design, Content, Compatibility, Load Time, and Functionality - if you are unsure use the URL references given in assignment 3 for clarification.

NB: Pre-prepared question (30%): For each of the seven criteria (Usability, Navigation, Graphic Design, Content, Compatibility, Load Time, and Functionality), write a short paragraph describing how you used (or can use) each of these criteria to improve and test your Web site. For example: Under compatibility you can discuss how you tested your Web site in both Firefox an Internet Explorer, and also tested it under Windows 98 and Windows XP that you used helped you to achieve the specific factor.

Here are a few other general comments:

(a) All students will have exam admission regardless of your mark for assignments 1, or 2 - i.e. your mark for the course will depend on just two components: (1) Your Web project (assignment 3) and (2) Your written exam. The Web project counts 30% and the written exam 70% of your final mark.

(b) One way we can access your Web project (assignment 3) is through assignment 2 (your assignment2 page) - make sure that you have a URL to your Web project on this page by 10 October at the latest; else we will not know where to find your Web site. Include your e-mail address on your assignment2.htm page. In addition send an e-mail to either prinscj@unisa.ac.za or vdykt@icon.co.za where you confirm the URL of your final Web project.

(c) When you write your exams you do not need a student card - these are (normally) only sent out to degree students - but you do need to know what your student number is. All you need to bring with you in the exam is your exam admission letter (or a letter confirming your registration), and your ID book.

good luck and do not worry!

Re: Exam Letter
October 18, 2006 12:07PM
CAn you please provide us an example exam paper?
Re: Exam Letter
October 18, 2006 05:41PM
I will ask Christa to send a general email to all student - not all of them read the forum

I can only comment on my part of the exam - please contact Alta for Part 1 of the exam - if she wants to make it available

June 2005

Section 2 (50)

1. You have used either Dreamweaver or FrontPage (or you may have used both), to construct your final Web project.

The following general Web page design guidelines are taken from Webbuilder.com. They use seven factors namely Usability, Navigation, Graphic Design, Content, Compatibility, Load Time, and Functionality, in their checklist-based evaluation of Web sites.

For each of these factors write a short paragraph describing how the editor (Frontpage or Dreamweaver), that you used helped you to achieve the specific factor. For example: Under compatibility you can discuss the page configuration options to make the HTML code generated compatible with a wide range of browsers and platforms. Also briefly describe what is meant by each of these seven Web page/site guidelines (30)

2. Explain how you can use style sheets (CSS) to make the maintenance (i.e. changes and updates), of you HTML source code easier. (6)

3. What are the two common bitmap image formats found on Web pages? Describe briefly how they differ from each other and when and where they should be used. How do Flash images differ from these two common bitmap image format? (8)

4. You notice the following section of code in an HTML file. What does it do? (6)

<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2" src="menu1.js"></script>

Give three examples of things that you can do with JavaScript that you cannot do with normal HTML code.
Re: Exam Letter
November 09, 2006 12:49PM
What does the "src" part of the script do
Re: Exam Letter
November 09, 2006 04:04PM
it's the name of the file
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