Introduction to Web Design

Web Design
Course Aim
To provide students with the essential Web Design skills.
Of Interest To
Those interested in the Internet or in pursuing a career in Web Design.
Method of Delivery
Online Learning supported by qualified College Facilitators or Online Instructors

Course Introduction

In this course students will learn how the Web evolved, cover the technical fundamentals, and learn the design principles that characterize the leading sites. Through exposure to best (and worst) web designs, students will learn how to intelligently critique a Web site design, both from a functional and an aesthetic point of view.

Course Prerequisites

Windows Level 1, Microsoft Word Level 1.

Course Notes

A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

  • Lesson 1:

Web Design Fundamentals; What is Web Design?; Evolution of a Network; Anatomy of a Web Page; Understanding Site Function

  • Lesson 2:

Principles of Web Design; It’s Not a Magazine; Why the Web Rocks; Now the Bad News; The Principles of Web Design; Web Design Faux Pas

  • Lesson 3:

Getting Started in Web Design; Tools and Technologies; Digital Imaging; Web Authoring; Multimedia; Inside the Design Process