Introduction to Web Design
Introduction to Web Design is a course aimed at beginners and will give you a solid grounding in current techniques and practices of web design. By the end of the course you will have learnt how to buy a domain, find a web host, upload your website and have it all 'go live'.
Students will work on Apple Mac computers and use a range of software such as Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver as well as an in depth look at setting up a site using the popular content management system WordPress. All students will work from the same WordPress theme (to be provided by the tutor) and will learn how to make elementary edits to the code.
The course will touch on some basic principles in designing for different devices e.g. phones, tablets and desktops.
A broad range of topics will be covered, including:
- basic HTML
- CSS techniques
- image optimisation, incorporating video and typography
- search engine optimisation
- domain name purchase
- finding a web host
- database set-up
- installing server applications such as WordPress (http://wordpress.org/)
Who should take this course?
It is ideally suited for anyone with a need to understand the current process of building websites and for those with existing design skills who are wanting to move towards web design.
Students should have basic computer skills and some experience using Adobe Photoshop.
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 Enquiries.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
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.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A notebook
- A pen
- A USB memory stick (to save completed work)