This course introduces students to basic web designing using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The course does not require any prior knowledge of HTML or web designing.
Throughout the course students are introduced to planning and designing effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS code; enhancing web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, images, and multimedia; and producing a functional, multi-page website. The course topical outline provides a summary of course topics that can be used as a guide when progressing through the course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Recognize and understand HTML web page elements Know how to write HTML code Understand and apply effective web design principles Enhance web pages using text formatting, color, graphics, images, and multimedia Incorporate forms into web pages Understand and apply CSS to format web page elements Plan, design, and publish a multi-page website Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a good foundation in web design using HTML and CSS and will be prepared to study more advanced web design topics. Students should have a general background in using a computer, managing files, and a basic knowledge of the Internet. Students should also be able to navigate to and within a website using a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Students do not need to purchase any software for this course.
Web designing encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design, authoring, including standardized code and proprietary software; user experience design, and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all.