Course Code: GES517
Lesson 1: Introduction to HTML
This lesson provides a quick overview of web development and an introduction to HTML. We’ll learn about paragraphs, headings, and text, plus HTML links, images, lists, tables, and forms.
Lesson 2: Introduction to CSS
Lesson 2 is a crash course in CSS, including fonts, text, colors and backgrounds, custom cursors, and borders, margins, and padding. We’ll discuss CSS and links, styling tables with CSS, and transforms and transitions.
Lesson 3: Advanced CSS
Next we will dive into advanced CSS. This lesson includes positioning and visibility, advanced CSS page layout, and media queries. Then we’ll learn about shorthand properties, hierarchical navigation, and background tricks. Lastly we’ll review how to lay out and style forms, deal with browser compatibility issues, and conform to best practices.
Lesson 6: Introduction to HTML5
In Lesson 6, you will learn to lay out a page with HTML5. We’ll start with some history and teach you about sections and articles, then move on to HTML5 audio and video, forms, web storage, and integrated APIs.
Lesson 7: Color Theory
This lesson focuses on building an efficient color theme, including terminology, color theory principles, color context, and implementing color.
Lesson 8: Typography
In this lesson we’ll learn about the anatomy of typography and the difference between typeface and font. You’ll discover the rules for typography, its different types, and its hierarchy. Finally, you’ll learn to build an efficient style guide.
Lesson 9: Introduction to Photoshop
Here we’ll explore the Photoshop workspace, learning about image size and resolution, selection tools, painting, retouching, and color correction. As you get familiar with the program, you’ll learn about advanced layer techniques, working with type and vector shapes, and preparing final art.
Lesson 10: Introduction to Dreamweaver
We’ll begin with a quick overview of web development and how to get started with Dreamweaver. You’ll learn to create HTML pages, links, images, lists, and tables, as well as how to style content.
Lesson 11: Managing Web Design Projects
In Lesson 11, we’ll learn all about the web design process and managing project scope. You’ll gain information on mock-ups, the functionality model, integration, roll-out, and analysis. We’ll also talk about usability and accessibility rules.
Lesson 12: Adobe Animate Creative Cloud (CC)
This lesson will get you started with the Adobe Animate Creative Cloud. We’ll cover working with drawing tools, graphic symbols, animation, button and movie clip symbols, and publishing Animate documents.
Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications, as well as creating online courses.
There are no prerequisites for this course; however, students should be familiar with personal computers and have an interest in technology and web design.
This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac OS X. It is compatible with the Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and later operating systems and with the latest versions of any of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
Mac OS X:
Please ensure you choose Format > Make Plain Text from the TextEdit toolbar.
For the Adobe software that is taught in this program (Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Animate), the student must have these titles installed on their computer. Please see below for more information on obtaining these.
Adobe downloads are available here: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
Adobe software titles are available as:
Information on the Creative Cloud is available here: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html
Information on all pricing is available here: https://creative.adobe.com/plans
Check if you are eligible for student pricing on the Creative Cloud package: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?event=displayEduConditions&store=OLS-EDU&nr=1
Note that free trials last 7 days. To avoid your trial expiring before you have completed that portion of the course, wait until you reach that point in the course before beginning your free trial.
Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the program.
Here is exactly what you’ll learn in ed2go’s web design school:
You will be able to complete the following tasks:
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register you receive an initial twelve (12) months to complete this program.
All the materials you’ll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Web designers work both independently and with others on a variety of day-to-day tasks and projects. Teamwork, relationship building, a solid skill set, and attention to detail are all keys to success. Typically web designers work in a traditional office setting, though more and more web designers work remotely. Web designers can be employees, freelance or contract workers, or self-employed individuals who own their own businesses. Specifics really depend on the company or institution’s size, work culture, and objectives.
While the core skills will always be useful and relevant, web designers must keep up with the latest technologies and techniques as well as versions of software from Adobe.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
This program is compatible with both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. (Special note for Mac users: While there is nothing taught in this course that cannot be done on a Mac, most of the presentations are done using a PC. If you have questions as to how to do an exercise on your Mac, you will be able to ask your instructor.)
The following are the minimum system requirements necessary to take this course:
The terms “web design” and “web development” are frequently used interchangeably. However, in strict usage, web design refers to the visual elements of the site, such as layout and images. Web development is the process of making the website using programming languages. When you enroll with ed2go, you don’t even have to worry about the difference, because our course covers it all.
There are lots of ways to learn web design! You can obtain a two- or four-year degree if you like, but this route is expensive and usually not necessary. Some form of education is definitely recommended, however, in order for you to stand out in the field. Our online program is the perfect blend, teaching you everything you need to know while fitting into your busy schedule.