This Web design Primer course introduces the fundamental concepts, tools, and learning paths for web design. Our instructor explains what it means to be a web designer, the various areas of specialization, and explores multiple software packages to code and design with you. We aim at turning this alphabet soup of technologies into a well structured foundation in web design.
Targeted towards beginners, this course aims to master the foundations of web design.
4 main objectives:
|Understand how the web is myriad of cooperating technologies: know the components and interactions .|
|Learn the basics of designing, coding, imagery, scripting.|
|Analyze and make critical assessments on different web approaches.|
|Ability in choosing the right software tools for the different web design jobs.|
Computer literacy is required.
Contact your instructor for more details on software and hardware requirements.
|Intro: Design at the heart of communication.|
|Web clients and servers.|
|How browsers work.|
|Controlling presentations with CSS.|
|Scripting with Java-script.|
|Dealing with data.|
|Working with a content management system (like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal).|
|Using cloud services.|
|Understanding how the web works.|
|Working with clients and servers.|
|The DNS and why it matters.|
|Anatomy of a URL.|
|Web standards and the W3C.|
|Web server basics.|
|Front-end design with Adobe Muse.|
|HTML, the language of the web.|
|Building websites without Dreamweaver.|
|Controlling presentation through CSS.|
|Client-side scripting with Java-script.|
|Common image types.|
|What is an API?.|
|The importance of PHP.|
|Other popular server languages.|
|Dealing with data.|
|Using SQL databases.|
|Content management systems.|
|Content delivery networks.|
|What is GitHub?|
|Frameworks and grid systems.|
Upon completion of the Web design Primer course, perhaps you are interested in building a website with Dreamweaver or in upgrading your Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign skills:
"This course worked flawlessly for me. Concise and exactly what I needed. Thank you! "
"This class does a great job in explaining the core parts of the web. I wish I found this earlier as it really helps in making the right technology choices later on. "