Introduction to Web Design Online Course

Introduction to Web Design Online Courses in South Africa

 

2KO Africa's online Introduction to Web Design course is perfect for students learning how to develop web sites and design web sites from scratch. 2KO International Group provides IT & business training courses for learners of all levels, and is also a top-rated, certified supplier of online IT courses from the comfort of home or work. The Internet is everyone's go-to source of information in today's world. Businesses, public figures, publications and everything in between all have a presence on the web; and the more professional their website looks, the more successful they tend to be. Web designers are more in demand than ever before, and the profession is constantly changing along with the web itself. This course aims to teach the most up to date fundamentals of web design from scratch.


Web Designing for Beginners

This course has been developed for both complete beginners and those who already have a limited knowledge of web design. Apsiring web designers, web developers who want to understand the design side of the business, and graphic designers - as well as those from completely unrelated disciplines - will all be more than capable of handling the content of this course.

With over 34 lectures and 7.5 hours of content, it will take you through the fundamentals of web design from scratch. That means getting to grips with HTML, CSS and Foundation Grid Framework; working with images, webfonts and sprite sheets among other elements; understanding grids and responsive design; and achieving flawless layouts, eradicating bugs, and more.

Throughout the course you will work towards designing and developing a colourful, modern and responsive portfolio website. By the end of the course you will have this website completed, and can use it when starting out on your career in web design.

About HTML and CSS
HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, is the code used to define colours, graphics, hyperlinks, paragraphs, and other simple elements of a website. It was developed by the founder of the web, Tim Berners Lee, back in 1990. CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, define the more advanced aspects of websites like fonts, background images, positioning and much more. It is a style language that defines HTML layout, so the two are intrinsically linked. Both form the basic frameworks for all websites on the internet.

 

Class Curriculum

Introduction to the Course

 

Basics of Web Design

What is CSS and HTML?

Your First HTML File

Introduction to Document Layout

Linking In A Stylesheet

Styling Your First Element

 

Web Design Fundamentals

The Box Model

Introduction to Developer Tools

Understanding Display Types

Project: Create a CSS Button

Using CSS Selectors

Styling Links

Using Floats

Using Clearfix

Working With Images

Validating HTML and CSS

 

Webfonts

Understanding Webfonts

Webfonts, Google Fonts and API

 

Cascading Style Sheets

Understanding Cascading Style Sheets

Vendor Prefixes

Project: Create a Color Changing Profile Image

 

Introduction to Grid Structures

Basic Website Layout

Choosing a Grid Framework

Grids and Responsive Design

 

Forms and Icons

Working with Forms

Using Font Icons

Understanding Sprite Sheets

 

Project: Create a Comment List

Project: Create a Comment List

 

Positioning and Resources

Positioning

CSS Resources

 

Final Project: Design a Real Website

Project Introduction

Adding Our Graphics

Building Our Site

Validating Our Site