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Online: Self-Paced

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.

When to Register

If you’re registering for the Spring 2023 term (January - April), the registration period is:

  • January 9 to 29

You’ll be able to access the online classroom one to two business days after you register. Once you enrol in the online classroom, you’ll have 90 days to complete the course. During these 90 days, you’ll have access to all courses materials as well as the mentor.

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

Module 5: Bits and Bytes

Evaluation Method



  • Basic keyboarding capability
  • Basic internet navigation skills
  • Basic file management knowledge

Required Materials

  • Windows or Mac computer (desktop or laptop).
  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – Find out your internet connectivity speed.

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