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Web Design Principles   NEW!

If you need to create, re-vamp or maintain a website, and you need background knowledge and a few useful skills and tips, this class is for you. This class will discuss the fundamentals of what it takes to create a website from scratch and maintain it. We will discuss: the process of creating websites, terms, principles, converting images for the web, different types of website software and more. We will walk through the process of creating a very simple website and learn basic HTML and CSS coding using Notepad++.

Class format includes lecture, hands-on exercises, and real world examples.

This is the fifth recommended class in the Graphic Design Certificate.

Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:
  • Understand the process of creating a website from scratch.
  • Understand important fundamental website vocabulary domain, URL, FTP etc.
  • Define different software options for creating websites.
  • Understand best practices & guidelines for planning a website.
  • Discuss navigation techniques and terminology.
  • Analyze a website to critique what works and what doesn’t.
  • Understand the concept of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Identify usability principles and a checklist to help you create user-friendly sites.
  • Recognize integrated social media on a website.
  • Create a simple website using HTML and CSS.

Audience: This class is ideal for anyone, but especially communications professionals, who are involved in the conception, visual appeal and ease of use of web content.

 

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