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Web Design Fundamentals

20-152-2 Certificate (C) 11 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Build your technical and creative skills to design engaging websites for businesses or individuals. You’ll learn about web design standards and best practices, along with the skills you need to create responsive websites. There will be opportunities to practice programming and application of these concepts using current design tools. You’ll have the knowledge and skills to start designing for the Web.


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Web Graphics, Introduction to
Introduces the fundamental concepts necessary to generate and prepare graphics for Web pages. The course will focus on raster as well as vector images. Areas addressed will be color selection, layout, text, optimizing images, creating backgrounds, slicing, creating navigation, transparent graphics and animated graphics. Adobe software will be utilized.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Learn about responsive CSS. The course will cover CSS structure, current properties and concepts to create responsive web layouts that will meet web accessible standards and work on multiple devices. In addition you will learn to apply CSS properties, and their values, to enhance the visual appearance of your web site.
Prerequisite: Web Graphics, Introduction to (10-152-105) AND HTML (10-152-120)
Presents the foundation skills necessary to create Web pages using HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Covers design concepts, hypertext links, tables, frames and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Introduces the basics of WordPress. Students will learn how to create blog sites, publish posts and pages, work with themes, employ widgets, create custom menus, activate plugins, and utilize page templates. Students will work to build a custom WordPress theme from scratch and learn how to make WordPress more secure. The course will use HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, and the current version of WordPress. Students are required to acquire server space to host their work.
Prerequisite: HTML (10-152-120)

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