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Introduction to Web Coding

Introduction to Web Coding

College
Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Konstantinos Mouzakis, Rob Wakeman

Description


Introduction to Web Coding is a course aimed at beginners and will give students a solid grounding in the code that is core to front-end web development.

By the end of the course, students will have learnt the fundamentals of how HTML, CSS and JavaScript work together to create simple web pages with basic interactivity.

Students will work on Apple Mac computers and use a code editor, the Chrome browser and an FTP application. Photoshop may be used in the preparation of images for use on the web.

The course will look at web design concepts such as responsive web design, user experience, performance and accessibility and how these influence design and development decisions.
Students will create simple layouts using the industry-standard CSS framework, Bootstrap, which will demonstrate how design can be adapted for different devices.

Topics covered

  • Using HTML to mark up content and give it structure and meaning
  • Using CSS to control presentation
  • Incorporating links and images
  • Using the Bootstrap framework to assist with responsive layouts
  • Using JavaScript and jQuery to add interactivity
  • Uploading files to a remote server and making a project live

Who should take this course?

It is ideally suited for anyone with a need to understand how code is used to build websites and for those with existing design skills who are planning to apply those skills to the web.

Entry requirements

Students need to have basic computer skills.

There are a maximum of nine students enrolled on each session to ensure that you get plenty of one-to-one tuition from your tutor and the class can work at a speed to suit the whole group.

Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Esquires.

 

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

 


Tutor Description


Konstantinos Mouzakis is a visual and interaction designer specializing in physical computing, digital arts and UI/UX. He currently explores upcoming technologies working at Intel's Open Source Technology Centre and he delivers lectures and workshops in events and organisations like Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art.

Rob Wakeman is an experienced Web designer and developer. Rob has taught across a number of disciplines and is currently focussing on visual arts.

Materials


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A notebook
  • A pen
  • A USB memory stick (to save completed work)

Available dates