Web Design Foundations at the Omniversity of Manchester


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I hope you don't mind me posting here, but there are some up-coming web design courses that you might be interested in. Here is a bit more information:

Web Design Foundations is a four part modular course aimed at anyone who wants to learn about how the Web works from the very basic beginnings and be taken step by step, in a friendly informal style, up to the point where they know how to build a basic modern best practices web site and put it online. This includes a bit of theory, but it largely focuses on getting your hands dirty with code (such as HTML and CSS), and learning how it REALLY works.

Web Design Foundations 1(3) : Introduction to the Web, and web design
2nd April

This course starts you off at the very beginning, looking at fundamental topics such as where the web came from, how it works, how a web designer creates a web page and uploads it onto the web for others to see, how to be a part of the web design community, accessibility, usability, information architecture, and more. At the end of the session, you will briefly dive into HTML and CSS, two of the most important technologies used to build web pages.

Web Design Foundations 2(3) : HTML Basics
23rd April - 30th April

This course looks at the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) language in detail, showing how it is used to structure and define all the different parts of your web content, such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links,forms, tables, images and more. The focus is firmly on making sure your content is presented using modern best practices, making it logical, flexible and accessible and usable by the widest variety of web users possible. The session also includes a look at HTML5 semantics: the future of markup.

Web Design Foundations 3(3) : CSS Basics
14th May - 21st May

This course looks at looks at Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in detail, the language used to add styling and layout to your HTML content. In this session you will learn fundamental CSS theory such as the box model, the cascade and specificity, how to effectively style your paragraphs, lists, tables, forms, navigation menus and other content, and the basics of layouts using floats and positioning. This session also covers some CSS3 features: shadows, border radius, CSS3 selectors and more.

Web Design Foundations 4(3) : Advanced CSS and HTML topics
11th June-18th June

Advanced CSS and HTML topics takes HTML and CSS further, looking at advanced topics such as multi-column layouts, cross-browser issues, CSS sprites, faux columns, optimizing layouts for different devices such as mobile phones, CSS3 transitions, transforms and animation, HTML5 video and forms, and more.

Find out more and register on our website

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