Web Design Foundations 1 : Introduction to the Web, and web design

Web Design Foundations

Title: Web Design Foundations 1 : Introduction to the Web, and web design
Location: MadLab
Description: Omniversity of Manchester
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-03-14
End Time: 22:00

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: Introduction to the Web, and web design

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.

What you need to be familiar with

The Web Design Foundations course assumes no knowledge beyond basic competency with computers, and a familiarity with using the Web. It is suitable for beginners. If you want to start the course part way through, you should understand the contents of the previous sessions first.

The course is also suitable for those with previous web development experience who want to update their skillset to modern best practices.

Equipment you’ll need

  • Yourself. Refreshments will be provided.
  • A laptop of some kind. Mac, Windows or Linux is fine.
  • A decent text editor (Recommendations listed in Signup Document below)
  • Costs

    £70 for the full course.
    You will receive an electronic copy of the teaching materials, software, and programmes we write on a USB stick.

    To prepare for the course…

    Sign up to Web Design Foundations

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