Liquid Website Design Using Dreamweaver
A chance to gain an understanding of website design using Dreamweaver on a long course that covers all the features you need to make your web pages. This course will introduce you to web page and website creation before you progress onto the more advanced features. Learn how to navigate, use tables, text and images, hyperlink pages, Cascading Style Sheets, interactive forms, colour, templates, audio, AP elements, image maps and behaviours. You will be shown how to set up your local site, upload it to a web hosting server (ISP) and then update it.
Who is this course for
The course is suitable for students who are new to web design or have some previous experience and wish develop their understanding of the subject area. Students will learn the basics of HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which are the fundamental coding tools for creating web pages. These hands on skills will then be gradually expanded week by week and therefore students should feel confident with computers and be familiar with basic file management.
Please note that if you arrive more than 30 minutes late for your class the tutor cannot let you start as there is much to cover and bringing latecomers up to speed disrupts the learning of the other students.
What does this course cover
The course will introduce the basics of HTML and CSS and and how these two codes combine to create web sites that will function on multi-devices, e.g. mobile, laptop, desktop. As the course progresses, the formatting capabilities of CSS will be explored for more creative and flexible design required for professional looking sites. Web pages generally consist of images, text, links, which then need to be formatted with consideration of the rules of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Abiding by SEO requirements increases the website's functionality and the presence on the web. Also particularly poignant on this course are the media queries available in Dreamweaver, which enables automatic selection of a CSS that will display the web site according to the device that is being used e.g. mobile phone. Web sites that have mobile phone functionality have the best SEO. The course will cover all these web design elements. Once a small website with multi-device functionality has been we made, we finally cover how to upload the pages to the world wide web.
What will it be like
Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.
Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.
What else do you need to buy or do
Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
It is highly recommended for either course that students practice week by week at home, and therefore acquire the software. As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.
What this course could lead to
The course will lead to the ability to make websites that are fluid.
The course will provide a good understanding and practical experience of using Dreamweaver to create bespoke websites
The course will provide a good fundamental knowledge of the technical and design elements involved in web design, which in turn will provide a platform to continue development of this subject. You may wish to take the Introduction to WordPress course as well as Photoshop courses.
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Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
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