This course can be applied toward a program:
- Web Design (required)
Lay the groundwork in this introductory course to build effective websites optimized in design, structure, usability, and accessibility. Discover the fundamental principles of visual design and user experience to build webpages that are aesthetically pleasing and intuitive to navigate.
The course guides you through the website design process, from identifying your content strategy and information architecture, to choosing a layout and other design elements such as visual hierarchy, whitespace/negative space, color, and typography.
Average weekly commitment: 3+ hours. Total course commitment: 12+ hours.
At the end of this course, learners 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
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