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 websites 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. Check out also our graphic design training course.
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.
View Complete Course outline
Web Design Course Contents
- Introduction to HTML, CSS, JS and Web Design
- Web editors and IDEs
- Web Design and websites structure
- Client side vs Server side
- Separation of concerns: content vs presentation vs behaviour
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
- HTML5 intro
- HTML page structure
- HTML tags
- HTML attributes and values
- View HTML source code
- Emmet plugin to automate HTML coding
HTML Meta and in-site SEO
- What are HTML Meta tags
- Role of HTML in search engine optimisation
- HTML keywords and importance in SEO
- Description meta tag
- Author meta tag
- Keywords meta tag
- Robots meta tag
- Title tag
- How to use text on HTML web pages
- HTML comments
- Div tags
- Span tags
- deprecated presentational tags
Working with image tag
- Img tag
- Adding images
- Alternative text, titles and descriptions for images
- Create image links
- Images formats for web: PNG, JPEG/JPG, SVG etc
- Anchor tag
- Internal links vs External links
- Creating Links to
- Creating a link around an image
- What is a list?
- Ordered lists
- Unordered lists
- List items
- Creating navigations with lists of anchors
- We do not use tables for websites anymore
- Tables in Email Design
- Table tag
- Table attributes
- Adding rows and columns to tables
- TR, TH, TD tags
- Defining padding and spacing
- Merging rows or columns with colspan and rowspan
HTML Multimedia intro
- Adding youtube videos to web pages
- Adding Google maps to web pages
- Form tag intro
- Creating forms
- 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
- CSS comments
- CSS best practices
- Inline vs Internal vs External CSS
- Link tag
- CSS stylesheets: rulesets, selectors, rules, properties
Styling text and inline elements using CSS
- Styling inline elements, text, links, images
- Defining text colour
- Text decoration and other text-related properties
- Font size and other font-related properties
- Word-spacing, Letter-spacing, line height and other typographic properties
Styling block level elements using CSS
- Block elements sizing and size units
- Background colours and background images properties
- Margin and Padding properties
- Traditional Box Model vs modern Box Model
- Keeping track of links
- Create website navigation using CSS
Layout techniques in modern CSS
- How to use Div
- Fixed vs fluid vs elastic layouts
- Intro to Responsive layouts
- Aligning items horizontally and vertically
- Creating columns
- Flexbox intro
- CSS Grid intro
- CSS position: static, relative, absolute, sticky, fixed
- Using z-index to simulate the third dimension
- Domain Names for websites
- CPanel intro
- Web Servers Introduction
- Uploading and Downloading to and from your website
- Protocols FTP, HTTP
HTML web page troubleshooting
- Testing your web pages
- Viewing source code from browsers
- Inspecting web page elements
- Markup and CSS Validation tools
- CSS linters
- Events and Handlers
Projects in Web Design Course
Project1: Simple Brochure website
Using techniques studied during HTML and CSS intro, we will create a simple brochure website with multiple pages. The project will showcase step by step the creation of webpages from scratch, following good practices and Web Standards as well as demonstrating styling and layout techniques. Among other topics, we will focus on creating sticky navigations, creating columns with Flexbox/CSS Grids related properties and how to plan and create a simple gallery.
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: Personal project
Students will be given time to plan and work on their class project, while the trainer will guide and mentor them to make sure they follow best practices highlighted during the course. At the end of day 4, students will learn how to publish their projects via FTP software like FileZilla.