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Introduction to Web Design is a Course

Introduction to Web Design

Self-paced
0.3 credits

$225 Enroll

Full course description


Duration:
On-Demand

Commitment:
3 Hours

Location:
Online

Course Type:
Self-Paced

Credential:
0.3 CEUs

Course Description

Introduction to Web Design is an introductory-level course providing the groundwork for building effective websites optimized in design, structure, usability, and accessibility. You will learn the fundamental principles of visual design and user experience to build web pages that are aesthetically pleasing and intuitive to navigate. The course will guide you through the website design process, from identifying your content strategy and information architecture to choosing a layout and other design elements such as visual hierarchy, whitespace/negative space, color, and typography. During the course, you will also learn how to launch a website by selecting a domain host and website address. The course also introduces the three main website languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Key Features:

  • Mobile-friendly
  • Audio-enabled
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Real-world case studies
  • Fully accessible
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Expert-supported
  • Video content

Estimated time to complete: 3 hours

This course includes an “Ask the Expert” feature. You can use this feature to submit questions about the course content. A subject matter expert will provide guidance or point you to additional resources for the topics you’re studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs.

Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Explain the significance of web standards and The Web Standards Project
  • Describe the "mobile-first" approach to web design and compare how different browsers, computers, and mobile devices interact with the web
  • Discuss the concept of information architecture and how it relates to website design and user experience
  • Understand current best practices and conventions in UX design and appraise various websites for structure, design, usability, and accessibility
  • Identify and describe different design principles that contribute to an effective interface design (UI Design), including alignment, color, white space, and visual hierarchy
  • Explore various website layouts and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Identify the three core languages that comprise web design: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Summarize the process of publishing a website, including selecting a domain host and URL address

Course Instructor

Predictive Analytics Training Instructor

Kevin Hanegan, B.S.

Kevin is the author of 4 programming books: Building State-of-the-Art Web Pages, Custom CGI Scripting with Perl, Practical Guide to Curl, and Building Solutions with the Decision Site Analytics Platform. He has worked for a variety of software companies, universities, and corporate training centers as a course developer, trainer and consultant. He currently is Vice President of Knowledge and Learning at Qlik.