This is a basic Web Design course, designed to introduce the student to designing and publishing for the Web. The creative goals of this course will prepare each student with the understanding of user driven design that is appropriate for Web-based content. This course will also provide the student with the technical skills needed to create and upload content on the World Wide Web. No previous knowledge of Web publishing is necessary. Topics are introduced in two page sections that focus on key points and often include a hands on practice exercise. The text covers the basics that web designers need to develop their skills. Students need to be familiar with the basics of computer usage and feel comfortable using the Internet.
HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the basis of all the lessons in the course. For students who are considering a career in Web design, or for those who would like to make a Web page to pursue a personal interest, it is essential that you master HTML. In addition to memorizing HTML codes, you will be asked to develop skills in organizing information; writing clearly and concisely; using colors and graphics which are effective and pleasing to the eye; and presenting your finished Web project to an audience. In short, there is more to Web design than knowing HTML.
This introductory course will not provide you with all you need to know to become a "Webmaster" however, it will help you get started.