Gain an introduction to the skills and technologies used to design web pages.
I Introduction to Web Design
Do you know the difference between the internet and the world wide web? Do you know the languages of these technologies and how they came to be? Is there even such thing as “The Cloud”?
This lesson will give you an introduction to what is involved in web design. What the internet is, where it came from, and the languages that are used to create websites.
II HTML & CSS
Now we can start making webpages. In this lesson we will learn the structure of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
You will understand what it means to use HTML to markup the content of your webpages and how we use CSS to style our sites.
III Planning a Website
In this lesson we will discuss the techniques used to plan a website. Whether it’s to convey your vision to a client or to plan a personal project;
This lesson will teach you about wireframes, colour theory, and website layout techniques.
IV Responsive Web Design & CSS Tricks
The main focus of this lesson is what is known as Responsive Web Design, this is the standard of modern web design. This means that we develop a single website that will fit to any screen size.
We will see how CSS is used to make this happen by using Media Queries to test screen sizes and apply specialised styling.
V Libraries, Frameworks, & Animations
There are many libraries and frameworks available to designers to enhance their creations. Libraries and frameworks can add new functionalities to your site and help speed up the development process.
In this lesson we will discuss the various resources available to Web Designers, why and when they are used.
VI Media, Copyright, & Menus
Do you know the pros and cons of different media types? Do you know the trade-offs between lossless and lossy compressions?
This lesson will cover the different file types, their traits, and how to choose the appropriate file type for your projects.
In this lesson we will also be making menu bars to join our web pages together into a website.
VII Going Live
In this lesson you will learn all that is required to put your creations on the World Wide Web.
We will cover domain name registration, choosing a hosting provider, and uploading content to the web. This lesson will show you a live demo, start to finish of uploading a project to a hosting provider.
VIII Past, Present, Future
Can you design a webpage for a smart watch? What about an immersive 3D web site for virtual reality gear?
In this lesson we will be looking into the near future of next gen tech, we will create a VR scene using mark-up, and we will look at how will these new technology impact our designs.
Weekly quizzes are provided by Shaw Academy to candidates for validating their knowledge.