Web Design course overview
The complete course is hands-on based. A practical web design project at the end of the course will ensure that you go through website creation process by planning, creating structure, coding, using different web design software, buying you website a domain name, hosting and uploading website to a live server.
This short HTML and CSS course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends.
Who is Web Design training for?
This course is for you if you are interested in creating or maintaining website for yourself or for others. This course also helps business owners to get more control and insight into their website. This course is designed for complete beginners of web design. No previous coding background is required.
If you are looking for HTML course and CSS training course then this web design course is for you.
Prerequisites for Web Design course
To attend this course you must be familiar with basic use of computers and internet. You must be able to create/copy/rename/delete folders and files on your computer. Typing skills are beneficial. If you are not fully familiar with such topics, please make sure you have some practice before course starts.
Keep in mind weekday courses are very intensive; if you have little or no experience at all, please consider enrolling on evening or weekend courses.
What will I get?
- Training from professional HTML and CSS web designers:
Training Dragon consultants have been implementing professional HTML & CSS solutions across a range of web sites for many years. Those consultants write and teach our web design training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.
- Real-time Practice and Projects:
Our web design course is designed to get you started in web design. We work on industry related projects in this web design course. These projects help you create your web design portfolio. If you have a project or an idea that you wanted to turn into website then present that idea during the course and our trainers will help you to work on your own website.
- Course Material:
HTML and CSS electronic notes are included in this course.
- Course Completion Certificate:
After completing this training you will receive a web design course completion certificate.
- Support and Careers Advice:
After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding HTML and CSS, do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers and career consultants are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our career consultants.
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Web Design Course Contents
- What is internet?
- Introduction to HTML, CSS, JS and Dreamweaver
- Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome)
- Role of HTML in a web design course
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
- HTML page structure
- HTML tags
- HTML attributes and values
- View HTML web pages code
- HTML vs xHTML
- What are HTML Meta tags
- Role of HTML in search engine optimisation
- HTML keywords and importance in SEO
- HTML meta description
- HTML page title
- How to use text on HTML web pages
- What is HTML paragraph?
- Change the font of text
- Define text colour and size
- Use of Headings H1, H2, H3 etc
- What are text comments?
- Creating superscripts and subscripts
- Striking out text
- Make text bold, italic, underlined
- What is a list?
- HTML ordered list
- Unordered list
- Use list items
- Create a navigation with a list
- What is HTML hyperlink/link?
- How to create a link to another page
- Connecting web pages using links
- Define target for links
- Create HTML anchors
- Link to an anchor
- Creating a link from an image
HTML Tables & Div
- Creating a HTML table
- Adding rows and columns to table
- Defining padding and spacing
- Adding table borders
- Merge rows or columns with colspan and rowspan
- Create Div
- Apply Div Colours
- Defining width and height for Div
- Float vs Clear
- Use background colour for Div
- How to use background image for Div
- How to use HTML Span
- Table vs Div
Working with image in HTML
- Adding image
- Create image links
- The GIF, JPEG and PNG formats
- Alternative text, titles and descriptions for images
- Creating a marquee
- Adding video to web pages
- Adding YouTube video to a web page
- Adding a Google map to a web page
- What is HTML form?
- Create a form
- Form get and post method
- Form action
- Creating fieldsets and legends
- Creating HTML Form text boxes
- Creating password boxes
- Using form Labels
- Creating text areas
- Creating radio buttons
- Creating checkboxes
- Creating List menus
- How to create a file upload
- Use of hidden fields
- Creating form submit button
- Form reset button
CSS (cascading style sheet)
- What is CSS?
- Separating content from presentation
- Role of CSS in web design course
- Inline vs embedded or external CSS
- CSS structure
CSS in HTML
- Applying style on one web page
- Applying style on complete website
- Defining styles for Classes
- Style for HTML tags
- Defining styles for links
Styling text using CSS
- Styling text elements
- Specifying font size and colour
- Text decoration
- Specifying font alignment
- Choosing a font family
- Specify font size
- Setting the Line Height
- Make text Italics
- Use Bold Formatting
- Underlining Text
- Specify text colour
- Apply text case
- Use text's background
- Word-spacing and Letter-spacing
- Text indentation
Styling links using CSS
- Creating hover effects
- Keeping track of links
- Create website navigation using CSS
Creating web page layout using CSS
- How to use Div
- Fluid layout
- Fixed layout
- Elastic layout
- Specify the height of an element
- Specify the width of an element
- Specify the border
- Specify padding around an element
- Specify the margins around an element
- Wrapping text around images
- Use float and clear
- Use background images for elements
- CSS positions: static, relative, absolute, fixed
- Use z-index to simulate the third dimension
- Domain Name for your website
- CPanel intro
- Web Servers Introduction
- Uploading and Downloading to and from your website
- Protocols FTP, HTTP
HTML web page troubleshooting
- Test your website
- Check HTML code
- View code from browser
- Use Firebug to inspect HTML web page elements
- Markup and CSS Validation tools
- Variables and Functions
- Events and Handlers
Projects in Web Design Course
Project1: Create a personal or business website
Using the skills obtained from our web design course, we will build a simple layout website using HTML and CSS. We will create a one-column layout brochure/magazine website with multiple pages, a working navigation and a simple gallery. You will learn how to use DIVs and CSS avoiding tables for layouts; you will learn the importance of a clean and well formatted code. This project involves many stages from planning, team work, and designing, testing and launching your website.
Project2: CSS driven gallery
Stretching the boundaries of CSS, we will create an image gallery with CSS only: disjointed rollover, css positioning, background techniques.
Project3: Advanced website