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Web Design Professional

Web Design Course

Do you ever envision an idea and wish you could bring it to life online? Are you fascinated by the inner workings of the online world? If you’re looking for a career that stimulates both your logical and creative sides, web design courses may be the perfect fit for you. In our Web Design Professional course, you’ll build a strong foundation of skills that will help you create amazing websites and get ahead in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry.

Our extensive course is one of the best online web design courses available. We’ll teach you how to help companies and organizations present their best images using a mix of modern technology and the proper design principles—an invaluable skill in today’s web-focused world. In this course, you will learn web design step by step, discovering the technology, philosophy, and proper rules to bring your creativity to life. You will also gain practical skills in the art of planning and managing the development of a web project.

1 Year / 330 Course Hrs
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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES517

What You Will Learn
  • CSS, JavaScript, and the latest information on HTML5
  • How to create stunning visual effects with dynamic HTML
  • Color theory principles and rules of typography
  • How to define a site in Dreamweaver
  • Loading and controlling Animate content and working with sound and video
  • Section 508 compliance, defining project scope, building a style guide, and other project considerations
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 330 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain all the skills you need to create dynamic, effective websites
  • Receive a certificate to show off your new knowledge to current or potential employers

Outline

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I.    Introduction to HTML
            A.    A Quick Overview of Web Development
            B.    Introduction to HTML
            C.    Paragraphs, Headings and Text
            D.    HTML Links
            E.    HTML Images
            F.    HTML Lists
            G.    HTML Tables
            H.    HTML Forms
II.    Introduction to CSS
            A.    Crash Course in CSS
            B.    CSS Fonts
            C.    CSS Text
            D.    Colors and Backgrounds
            E.    Custom Cursors
            F.    CSS and Links
            G.    Borders, Margins and Padding
            H.    Styling Tables with CSS
            I.    Transforms and Transitions
III.    Advanced CSS
            A.    Positioning and Visibility
            B.    Advanced CSS Page Layout
            C.    Media Queries
            D.    CSS Shorthand Properties
            E.    CSS Lists as Hierarchical Navigation
            F.    CSS Background Tricks
            G.    Laying out and Styling Forms with CSS
            H.    CSS Best Practices
            I.    Browser-compatibility Issues
IV.    Introduction to JavaScript
            A.    JavaScript Basics
            B.    Variables, Arrays and Operators
            C.    JavaScript Functions
            D.    Built-In JavaScript Objects
            E.    Conditionals and Loops
            F.    JavaScript Form Validation
            G.    Images, Windows and Timers
            H.    Navigator, History, and Location Objects
V.    Advanced JavaScript
            A.    Quick JavaScript Recap
            B.    Advanced Techniques
            C.    Regular Expressions
            D.    The HTML Document Object Model
            E.    Dynamic Forms
            F.    Dynamic HTML
VI.    Advanced HTML
            A.    Laying out a Page with HTML5
            B.    HTML5 - How We Got Here
            C.    Sections and Articles
            D.    HTML5 Audio and Video
            E.    HTML5 Forms
            F.    HTML5 Web Storage
            G.    HTML5 Canvas
            H.    Integrated APIs

Mid-term Exam
VII.    Color Theory
            A.    Terminology
            B.    Building an Efficient Color Theme
            C.    Color Theory Principles
            D.    Color Context
            E.    Implementing Color
VIII.    Typography
            A.    Anatomy
            B.    Typeface vs. Font
            C.    Rules for Typography
            D.    Types of Typography
            E.    Type Hierarchy
            F.    Building an Efficient Style Guide
IX.    Introduction to Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC)
            A.    Exploring the Photoshop Workspace
            B.    Image Size and Resolution
            C.    Selection Tools
            D.    Painting
            E.    Retouching
            F.    Color Correction
            G.    Advanced Layer Techniques
            H.    Working with Type and Vector Shapes
            I.    Designing for Web
            J.    Preparing Final Art
X.    Introduction to Dreamweaver Creative Cloud (CC)
            A.    A Quick Overview of Web Development
            B.    Getting Started with Dreamweaver
            C.    Creating HTML Pages
            D.    Links
            E.    Images
            F.    Lists
            G.    Tables
            H.    Styling Content
XI.    Managing Web Design Projects
            A.    Design Process
            B.    Project Scope
            C.    Mock-ups
            D.    Functionality Model
            E.    Integration
            F.    Usability and Accessibility Rules
            G.    Roll-out
            H.    Analysis
XII.    Adobe Animate Creative Cloud (CC)
            A.    Getting Started
            B.    Working with Drawing Tools
            C.    Graphic Symbols and the Library
            D.    Basic Animation
            E.    Advanced Animation
            F.    Button Symbols
            G.    Movie Clip Symbols
            H.    Publishing Animate Documents

Final Exam

Instructors & Support

Tracy Berry 

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 was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts.

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.

Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. You should be familiar with personal computers and have an interest in technology and web design.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac, however all 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.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Chrome (preferred), Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Firefox browsers.
  • For the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and HTML5 courses, if you do not already have something to use for Plain Text editing or Web authorizing, please choose one of the options listed below:
    • Windows:
      • Crimson Editor - Download (recommended)
      • Notepad is fine for class and is usually included with Windows.
      • Adobe Dreamweaver - Download
    • Mac OS X:
      • TextEdit is fine for class and is usually included with Mac OS X. Please ensure you choose Format > Make Plain Text from the TextEdit toolbar.
      • TextWrangler - Download
      • Adobe Dreamweaver - Download
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Adobe Dreamweaver.
  • Adobe Animate.
  • Visual Studio Code (this is a free code editor; instructions for downloading and installing it are provided in the course).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software is not included in the cost of tuition. All software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. 

Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the course.

More About

Adobe software titles are available as:

  1. Free trials
  2. Subscriptions to individual programs
  3. Subscriptions to all of the Adobe programs via the Creative Cloud 

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.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. 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. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We do not offer direct job placement services, but our instructors and career counselors will help you build your resume and advise you on starting your career. Instructors can also be used as a professional reference upon course completion. However, you should always research the job market in your area before registering.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with a facilitator or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support 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. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the course curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

What is a typical day like for a Web Designer?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What is the difference between a web developer and a web designer?

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 in the Web Design Professional course, you don’t need to worry about the difference, because our course covers it all.  

What will I do as a web designer?

As a web designer, you will be responsible for not only understanding what is needed to make a website functional, but also how to make it aesthetically pleasing to visitors. In this Web Design Professional course from ed2go, you will learn to build modern websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more. You’ll create and decide how to best use graphics, video, forms, tables, layout, and navigation to build a site that is easy to use with readily available information.

Why do I need to formal training to be a web design?

You need formal web design training because it is important to have websites that look good and work properly no matter how they are accessed by the public. Helping an organization reach their target audience means giving that audience information and resources whether they are sitting in front of a computer at home or visiting a website on their phone while on the go. While a lot of the technical aspects of website design can be learned on-the-job or in a self-taught manner, understanding the principles of good website design as well as techniques for making your company stand out will help you produce better products, provide more opportunities and help you land more jobs and/or clients in the future.

What education do I need to become a web designer?

There is no specific type of degree that a web designer/web developer is required to hold. In fact, according to Census data, 38% hold less than a 4-year degree. To enter a career as a web designer, a great place to start is completing an online training course like this one, which will help you learn basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Color Theory, Typography, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and more. Some employers may prefer a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, computer science or related field. This is a path you can choose to take if necessary, after you’ve gained some experience and decided that this is definitely the career for you.  

What are the skills of a good web designer?

A good web designer understands what looks good visually, but also what works functionally. You need to be able to effectively use design software like Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator as well as write code in HTML and CSS. You’ll also need to understand user experience (UX) and how to design a site that encourages users to take certain actions like requesting information or completing surveys based on the goals of your organization. Finally, you’ll need to understand SEO and how to integrate marketing and social media into your site for maximum visibility.

What is the average salary of a web designer?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lumps web designers and web developers under the same category of “web developer” and it shows the median salary of a web developer is currently just under $68,000 per year. This salary can vary widely depending on your experience level, education, location and the type of organization you work for. The highest paying markets for web designers / web developers are Washington, District of Columbia, Virginia, California, and New York.

Are web designers in demand?

Yes, web designers are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for web designers / web developers is very good. Employment is projected to grow by 15% through 2026 which is considered much faster than average. Growth in jobs will be driven by ecommerce and the ever-increasing use of mobile devices.   

What kind of hours do web designers work?

The hours of web designers vary depending on the volume of work. Typically, you will work a normal Monday through Friday, 9-5, but this can change quite a bit if you are coming up on a deadline or working on a very large project. Your hours can also be affected if you decide to go into business for yourself as this could mean that you choose when you want to work as it fits within your lifestyle.   

Where do web designers work?

Because our world is one that does business online, web designers can literally work for any company in any industry. According to the BLS, 1 in 6 currently are self-employed. Your specific work environment will depend in some ways on your employer — you could be required to come on-site and work in an office every day, or you may be able to work remotely from home. Regardless of your physical location, you can be sure that you will spend the majority of your time in front of a computer screen in this role.

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