Web Design Fundamentals – web240 (3 credits)

This course introduces development tools and techniques used to publish Web pages on the World Wide Web. Students use basic hypertext markup language, scripting and presentational technologies to create web sites with the aid of a software authoring application. Topics include XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, server hosting, site publication, site maintenance and Search Engine Optimization.

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 Representative.

Introduction to Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)

  • Explain viewing and testing markup code in various web browsers.
  • Describe how user characteristics and the website purpose influence website design.
  • Apply design elements effectively.
  • Identify basic XHTML tags and attributes. 

Website Development

  • Develop accurate and functional markup code.
  • Distinguish the development environment from a production environment.
  • Validate an XHTML page using W3C web standards.
  • Organize files effectively.

Website Interaction

  • Design effective navigation.
  • Integrate multimedia files into a web page.
  • Create styles for a website using cascading style sheets. 
  • Create internal, external and anchor hyperlinks in a website.

Introduction to JavaScript®

  • Validate a basic web form using JavaScript®.
  • Explain the basic application for JavaScript®.
  • Apply Client-side programming with JavaScript® effectively in a website.
  • Explain the role of JavaScript® frameworks.

Website Troubleshooting, Testing, Publication & Maintenance

  • Analyze the usability of a website.
  • Explain how metadata can promote a website.
  • Describe the steps in the website publication process.
  • Identify the steps involved in maintaining and redesigning a website.

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