MKAD1235 Web Design Fundamentals

Course Description

HTML and CSS (cascading style sheets) are the fundamental code to create and design graphic interfaces for the Internet and are the backbone of this web design course. This course also introduces students to the concepts of designing for the web. Students will learn the fundamental skills needed to plan, organize and design effective web layouts, optimize graphics and use popular WYSIWYG editors. Website anatomy and information architecture techniques and best practices will be applied throughout the course.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply basic rules of design including color theory, consistency, balance and typography to web design.
  • Learn how to make data driven design decisions through research, user experience and strategy planning.
  • Compare and contrast the differences and appropriate use of design for print and web.
  • Organize graphic and HTML files for effectiveness and ease of use.
  • Utilize a grid system to apply design to templates for quicker website generation.
  • Create multiple types of interactive menu systems.
  • Create styles using cascading style sheets.
  • Properly optimize images and graphics for the web and mobile use.
  • Create a finished website that properly uses HTML and CSS.
  • Understand Responsive Web Design and how it applies to modern browsers and multiple user platforms.

Prerequisite

Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

2 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 0 other