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Web Design Fundamentals




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course introduces development tools and techniques used to publish web pages on the World Wide Web. Students use basic hypertext markup language (HTML), scripting, and presentation technologies to create websites.



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Course skills and outcomes

Introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5)

  • Apply industry standard best practices to your website.
  • Determine how to align audience data to the design strategy of your website.
  • Construct a basic HTML5 webpage utilizing tags and attributes.

Website Development

  • Build and validate functional markup code using W3C web standards.
  • Configure basic graphics and text styling on your website.

Website Interaction

  • Apply best practices for page layouts, website navigation, and mobile design on your website.
  • Create internal, external, and anchor hyperlinks within your website.
  • Integrate multimedia files on your website.
  • Create styles for your website using cascading style sheets.

Layout, Tables, and Forms

  • Construct basic tables and forms on your website.
  • Apply server-side scripting with forms on your website.
  • Apply CSS positioning to control the design of your website.

Website Troubleshooting, Testing, Publication, and Maintenance

  • Describe best practices for website usability.
  • Demonstrate how metadata elements can enhance a website for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Distinguish the steps to publish a website.
  • Develop a simple JavaScript® function to insert in your website.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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