Designing Effective Websites

Designing Effective Websites

Portland Community College

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 18
9,843 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

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 cover the five basic steps to organizing information, find out how site design themes can be used for information delivery, and review Web page design considerations. Along the way, we'll talk about effective type and graphics and explore the idea of Web 2.0.

This course is a must for Web designers, giving the tips and tools that will help them establish a solid career.


Course Revised August 2014

About The Instructor

Richard Blum

Richard Blum has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, working mainly as a network and systems administrator. During this time, he has worked with Microsoft, Novell, Unix, and Linux servers, and has created Web sites using a variety of different programming languages. Blum is the author of several programming and systems administration books, including Professional Assembly Language, C# Network Programming, PostgreSQL 8 for Windows, Sendmail for Linux, Postfix, and Network Performance Open Source Toolkit.

Review

Excellent course. I liked using a restaurant as a model and designing a web page - I learned a great deal about site design and am beginning the design of another site.

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