Web Design and Development

BASIC WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
(Course ID: COMP WEB8)
This five course program will provide you with the skills to get an entry-level job developing and designing websites. All courses are instructor led.
Courses:

  • HTML/XHYML Introduction
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Dreamweaver Introduction
  • Flash Introduction
  • Dreamweaver Advanced

Curriculum:

  • HTML/XHTML Introduction
    This class is a must for anyone who will be building web pages. Although there are many graphical applications that can be used to build web pages, anyone who is serious about building high-quality websites will need a strong understanding of HTML. All web pages are built using HTML. Students will create web pages by hand by typing HTML code to add structure and formatting to the web pages. Students will add graphics, formatting using Cascading Style Sheets, and interactivity using JavaScript. HTML is being upgraded to XHTML, so students will be learning the next generation of web design. No software is needed.
  • Adobe Acrobat
    Allows users to convert documents you create in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other application into Portable Document Files (PDF). A PDF can be viewed and printed by any with a copy of Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. In this course students will learn to create and manage PDF files. Students will add navigation aids to their PDF files. Students will prepare documents for review and adding security features to their documents. Students will also learn to complete PDF forms electronically. Students must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Standard. A 30-day trial of Adobe Acrobat is available for download.
  • Dreamweaver Introduction
    At the end of these class students will be able to create and manage websites using Macromedia Dreamweaver. Students will insert pictures, Flash text and buttons into web pages. Students will use Cascading Style Sheets to format web pages. Students will use frames, layers and tables for designing layout for pages. Students will manage sites using Dreamweaver's site management tools. Students will need a copy of Dreamweaver. A 30-day evaluation version is available.
  • Flash Introduction
    Students will create vector graphics using Flash's drawing tools. Students will create basic animations using motion and shape tweening. Students will create interactive Flash projects using ActionScript. Students will create a web-based application that reads from files and links to other pages. Students will create accessible content using Flash. Students will import sound and video into their Flash animations. Students will need a copy of Flash. A 30-day trial is available.
  • Dreamweaver Advanced
    Students will manage sites using Dreamweaver's site management tools and templates. Students will design data driven sites using Dreamweaver's Server Behaviors. Students will also learn to customize Dreamweaver's Interface. Students will need a copy of Dreamweaver. A 30-day evaluation version is available, with 160 hours/12 months access. This program is also instructor supported.
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CREATING WEB PAGES LEVEL 1
(Course ID: COMP WEB2)
Create and post your very own website on the Internet in this extensive, hands-on, six week workshop. First, you'll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor's patient guidance, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your website, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, tables, hot buttons, and animation. You'll also learn critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

DESIGNING EFFECTIVE WEBSITES
(Course ID: COMP WEB5)
These days, creating a website is so easy almost anyone can do it. But with all the competition on the web, creating a site that's effective is more challenging than ever. To do that, you need to employ good design principles. Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you'll master the basics of web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective. Get ready to take your web design skills to the next level!

We'll examine the tension between form and function, explore the six major states of the website development process, and learn the basics of user-centered design. We'll also review the five basic steps to organizing information, find out how site design themes can be used for information delivery, and review webpage design considerations. Along the way, we'll talk about effective type and graphics and explore the idea of web 2.0.

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