Designing Effective Websites (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Master the basics of web design and learn to build sites that are better and more effective. This course provides powerful graphic design techniques for attractive websites and is a must for Web designers — giving the tips and tools that will help your site stand-out from all the others.
These days, creating a website is so easy almost anyone can do it. But with all the competition on the Web, creating a site that’s effective is more challenging than ever. Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you’ll master the basics of Web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective.
You’ll examine the tension between form and function, explore the six major states of the website development process, and learn the basics of user-centered design. You’ll also cover the five basic steps to organizing information, find out how site design themes can be used for information delivery, and review website design considerations. Along the way, you’ll learn about effective type and graphics and explore the idea of Web 2.0. This course is a must for Web designers, giving the tips and tools that will help them establish a solid career.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- An imaging program, such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, is recommended (not included in enrollment).
- A web page authoring tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web, is recommended (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Completion of Creating Web Pages (or equivalent HTML or Web authoring tool experience).
Course Hours: 24.00