COURSE SYLLABUS

  • Overview of web design
  • Linear vs. non-linear (interactive) design
  • Introduction to web pages, their purpose
  • Working with a web browser
  • Analyzing different kinds of website designs
  • Function and purpose
  • Content
  • Visuals
  • Interface design
  • Interactivity
  • Define content
  • Timeline
  • Budget and resources
  • Visuals
  • Format
  • Type
  • Image
  • Color scheme
  • Organizing and grouping content
  • Screen layout
  • Menus and navigation

A. WordPress intro and overview
1. creating an account
2. managing your account

B. WordPress interface
1. menus
2. dashboard
3. file structure
4. upgrading
C. WordPress settings
1. general
2. text
3. media
4. links
D. Site design
1. menus
2. categories
3. navigation
4. headers
5. links
6. color scheme
7. fonts choices
8. layout options
E. Platform adaptation
1. design for desktop
2. design for mobile
F. Themes and templates
1. choose a theme
2. customize a theme
3. working with templates

G. Widgets and plugins
1. adding widgets
2. adding plugins
H. Website content
1. posts
2. pages
3. tags
I. Menus
1. add menus
2. edit menus
J. Media
1. edit images
2. create and manage galleries
3. audio
4. video
K. Customize a WordPress theme

L. Blogs
1. setting up a blog
2. posting to a blog
3. manage a blog
M. Other
1. search engine optimization
2. sitemaps
3. tracking site statistics

  • Photoshop functions and techniques specific to web page design
  • Illustrator functions and techniques specific to web page design
  • Image scanning