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This course is designed for individuals getting started in Web design and development, and focuses on creating static sites. Dynamic, database-driven sites involve additional design approaches that are beyond the scope of this course. However, the concepts in this course still apply to dynamic content, since the focus is on what the user sees, rather than how the content is generated. This course is designed for anyone interested in learning some important principles of Web design that apply to just about any purpose or theme. You will explore several pitfalls of Web design and how to avoid them, and a variety of design tips and guidelines that you can use no matter what your Web site project entails. Students taking this course should have at least intermediate-level experience with HTML, including tables and forms, and familiarity or experience with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Outline

Lesson 1: Overview of Design Issues
  • Common Problems in Web Design
Lesson 2: Planning a Site
  • The Planning Phase
  • Choosing a Site Metaphor
  • Content Outlining and Storyboarding
Lesson 3: Design Guidelines
  • Choosing a Design Approach
  • Using Site Mock-ups
  • Page Design Considerations
Lesson 4: Effective Use of Images
  • Choosing the Right Image Format
  • Optimizing Graphics
Lesson 5: Effective Use of Color
  • Color 101
  • Color and Design
Lesson 6: Writing Good Code
  • Authoring with HTML 4.01
  • Validating Your Code
  • Organization and Maintenance Techniques
Lesson 7: Safe CSS
  • Styles that Break Down Gracefully
  • Web Typography with CSS
Lesson 8: Creating Usable Sites
  • Principles of Usability
  • Simple Usability Techniques
  • Designing Effective Navigation
Lesson 9: Accessibility
  • Creating Accessible Sites
  • HTML and CSS Accessibility Techniques
Lesson 10: Dealing with Browser Incompatibilities
  • Browser and Platform Issues
  • Using Browser Detection Scripts
Lesson 11: Publicizing Your Web Site
  • Promoting Your Site: Meta Content
Lesson 12: Review
  • Apply Your Knowledge
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For over 13 years Computer Tutoring have trained a wide range of web design, Microsoft and Adobe courses to individuals and businesses across London and East Anglia. Approachable and experienced trainers can help you to boost your confidence and enjoy learning.

To accommodate busy companies, Computer Tutoring can tailor the training so that the maximum benefit is felt in the shortest amount of time. For instance if a company would like help on how to transform their Adobe Photoshop images for use on their website, plus they need to alter an Adobe InDesign file and ensure that it is polished ready to go to print then we can combine the two. If you are not sure then just ask. An experienced Computer Tutoring Trainer can give you a no obligation call to discuss.

Computer Tutoring has trained people from many different companies / organisations. Clients have included: Argos. Walkers. Bokomo Foods. Home-Start UK. Smurfit Kappa. John West Foods. Europa Components. Humberside Airport. The Walt Disney Company. Royal Society of Chemistry. Many testimonials are listed on the Computer Tutoring website.

Computer Tutoring Ltd
Basement 6a Iffley Road, London, United Kingdom W6 0PA
0800 158 3588
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