Principles of Web Design (online)
This course leads you through the entire Web site creation process, from start to finish, while developing and enhancing your knowledge of Web markup languages (HTML, CSS), Web design principles, and preparing content for the Web. You will learn how to create accessible Web sites that let users easily and quickly navigate through your information, regardless of browser type, connection speed, or computing platform. Whether you are building a Web site from scratch or redesigning an existing site, the principles presented in this course will help you deliver your Web content in a more interesting, accessible, and visually exciting way.
Projects include coding Web pages, critiquing existing Web sites, structuring information for online presentation, converting paper-based text to hypertext, and creating a complete stand-alone Web site. Students must have access to a personal computer and the Internet. Basic knowledge of HTML is preferred. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
- Understanding the Web design environment
- Web design principles
- Planning the site
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- Web typography
- Box Properties
- Page layout and design
- Graphics and color
- Working with tables
- Working with forms
- Gain an in-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS. These skills are transferable to any Web design software.
- Gain a critical eye for evaluating Web sites.
- Apply your HTML skills to build accessible, attractive, well-designed Web pages that clearly present information.
- Understand the effects of browser, platform, connection speed, and user characteristics on your design.
Instructor: Joel Sklar
Joel Sklar is a course developer and technical trainer specializing in HTML, XML, and Web technologies. He has taught markup languages and Web design to thousands of technical professionals throughout the United States and is the author of Principles of Web Design. Joel has a Masters in Technical and Professional Writing from Northeastern University.