DW110 Introduction to Web Design

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the core concepts of web design. Focusing on information architecture, this module covers important concepts of the web design process including workflow, sitemaps, wireframes and a brief introduction to coding principles and best practices. Review of websites currently on the Internet will be used to aid students in learning the differences between how print communicates and interacts with its audience and how the web does.

Format/Topics

  • Structure and trends in website design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Development Tools
  • Sublime Text
  • Cyberduck
  • Google Chrome
  • MAMP
  • Launching a site
  • Domains
  • Hosting
  • FTP

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basic structure common to all websites
  • Develop an understanding of the technologies that power the web
  • Gain familiarity with managing domains, hosting and FTP
  • Begin working with HTML and CSS
  • Understand the semantic web and information architecture
  • Learn the software used in producing websites