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This introductory course guides you through the website design process, from identifying your audience and developing an information architecture to choosing a layout and other design elements such as visual hierarchy, whitespace/negative space, color and typography. You'll also learn best practices aurrounding usability and accessibility. In addition, the course introduces the three main website languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

On top of that, you'll learn how to launch a website by selecting a domain host and website address. 

Average weekly commitment: 3+ hours. Total course commitment: 12+ hours.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the significance of web standards and The Web Standards Project
  • Describe the ‘mobile-first’ approach to web design and compare how different browsers, computers and mobile devices interact with the web
  • Understand current best practices and conventions in UX design and appraise various websites for structure, design, usability, and accessibility
  • Identify and describe different design principles that contribute to an effective interface design (UI Design), including alignment, colour, white space and visual identity.
  • Explore various website layouts and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Summarize the process of publishing a website, including selecting a domain host and URL address


Module 1: Introduction to Web Design

Module 2: Web Standards

Module 3: User Experience (UX) and User Interface Design

Module 4: Layout and Design

Evaluation Method



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Course Reference Number (CRN) 93055

Instructor Graham Williams

Course Reference Number (CRN) 92034

Instructor Personal Mentor