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Dreamweaver Web Authoring - unit 57      
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Edexcel Unit Abstract:

Web authors produce the interfaces which more than a billion people worldwide use in increasingly sophisticated ways.

Some of the applications for Websites include advertising, sales, education, gaming, communicating, news, sound and vision, research and sharing, to name but a few.

People are developing new ways of communicating through instant messaging, voiceover internet protocol (VoIP) and Web logs (blogs).

Shopping habits have also changed with savvy users making use of online product reviews, ratings, price comparison tools and online auctions to make sure they get the best deals.

The internet is no longer limited to the desktop: millions of users access web pages through mobile devices (mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), digital television, etc).

Businesses make significant use of web-accessible material on their intranet sites.

Most medium to large organisations have their own website development and management teams. The exciting thing is that the internet is still a developing, evolving medium with plenty of scope for individual expression, innovation and creativity.

This unit provides knowledge, skills, understanding and practical experience for learners in authoring for the worldwide Web. It will provide learners with core knowledge and skills appropriate to a wide range of jobs classified under the broad title of Web authoring including Web page design, Website publishing, testing and planning, and search engine optimisation.

Learners will develop an understanding of the concepts and terminology related to Web authoring. They will also learn the basics of website design and the tools and features of Web authoring software.

Learners will touch on other important issues such as accessibility, security, reliability, availability, speed and viruses. The unit will also help learners identify the personal development required to pursue a career in Web development.