Web Design I –

web236

(3 credits)

This course introduces effective web design principles and the essential role of the web designer in today's business environment. Topics covered include site architecture, page layout, navigation, content, functionality and usability. Students will evaluate existing web sites and apply best practices to prototype a unique design using a web authoring application.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Website Planning

  • Identify purpose and target audience.
  • Illustrate a site architecture map.

Web Design Concepts & Techniques

  • Define fundamental Web design terminology.
  • Explain design principles for effective site navigation.
  • Identify Web design tools and their applications.

Website Content

  • Recognize common media formats and plug-ins.
  • Explain the effective use of graphics and media in Web site design.
  • Discuss copyright implications.
  • Explain how to optimize content for search engines.

Website Effectiveness

  • Recognize design principles of basic website appearance and functionality.
  • Evaluate business and e-business Web page layouts, navigation, and performance.
  • Identify attributes of usability.
  • Critique usability of a website.
  • Recognize accessibility standards.

Website Prototyping

  • Apply effective design concepts and techniques to prototype a homepage and secondary page.

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