Introduction to Web Design

From HTML to advanced tools

Course Description

The Internet is everyone's go-to source of information in today's world. Businesses, public figures, publications and everything in between all have a presence on the web; and the more professional their website looks, the more successful they tend to be. Web designers are more in demand than ever before, and the profession is constantly changing along with the web itself. This course aims to teach the most up to date fundamentals of web design from scratch. Learn Web Design from Scratch & Web Designing for Beginners This course has been developed for both complete beginners and those who already have a limited knowledge of web design. Apsiring web designers, web developers who want to understand the design side of the business, and graphic designers - as well as those from completely unrelated disciplines - will all be ... Read More »

The Internet is everyone’s go-to source of information in today’s world. Businesses, public figures, publications and everything in between all have a presence on the web; and the more professional their website looks, the more successful they tend to be. Web designers are more in demand than ever before, and the profession is constantly changing along with the web itself. This course aims to teach the most up to date fundamentals of web design from scratch.

Learn Web Design from Scratch & Web Designing for Beginners

This course has been developed for both complete beginners and those who already have a limited knowledge of web design. Apsiring web designers, web developers who want to understand the design side of the business, and graphic designers – as well as those from completely unrelated disciplines – will all be more than capable of handling the content of this course.

With over 34 lectures and 7.5 hours of content, it will take you through the fundamentals of web design from scratch. That means getting to grips with HTML, CSS and Foundation Grid Framework; working with images, webfonts and sprite sheets among other elements; understanding grids and responsive design; and achieving flawless layouts, eradicating bugs, and more.

Throughout the course you will work towards designing and developing a colourful, modern and responsive portfolio website. By the end of the course you will have this website completed, and can use it when starting out on your career in web design.

About HTML and CSS

HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, is the code used to define colours, graphics, hyperlinks, paragraphs, and other simple elements of a website. It was developed by the founder of the web, Tim Berners Lee, back in 1990.

CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, define the more advanced aspects of websites like fonts, background images, positioning and much more. It is a style language that defines HTML layout, so the two are intrinsically linked. Both form the basic frameworks for all websites on the internet.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the basics of CSS and HTML
  • Learn about current web designing trends and developments
  • Gain an insight into web development, debugging, etc. as well as design
  • Build your own portfolio website
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Anyone interested in modern web design should take this course

  • Graphic designers and web developers looking to understand the design side of web development

Access Timeframe

Lifetime Access
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital

Method of Obtaining Certification

To earn a Certificate of Completion you must view all the course material, but are not required to pass an exam or submit any projects. These certificates are open to all students.
  • 1. You must have viewed all course videos (this will be verified by the Stone River staff)

  • 2. Open a support ticket at the top of this page requesting your certificate

  • 3. Allow up to 1-2 business days for processing - Your certificate will arrive via email
About Instructor:

Stone River eLearning is owned and operated by Mark Trego and his support and development staff of outstanding eLearning enthusiasts from around the world. Mark originally hails from Bismarck, North Dakota in the U.S., but now resides in the little town of Sheldon, Iowa where he lives with his wife and 3 children on a working farm just outside of town. Mark's passions are entrepreneurship and online learning, so it was only natural that he gravitated towards what became the Stone River family of companies. Mark received his Master's Degree in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship from Benedictine University in Chicago. His early career found him in finance, but he really found his passion as an education technology professional, instructional designer and teacher before starting Stone River eLearning in 2011.

Stone River eLearning hires experts to develop high quality technology training. They developed this course in-house, which is why you see them as the instructor. They have staff on hand that can answer your technical questions as you progress through their courses.


Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Course
  • What is CSS and HTML
  • Your First HTML File
  • Introduction to Document Layout
  • Linking in a Spreadsheet
  • Styling Your First Elements
  • The Box Model
  • Introduction to Developer Tools
  • Understanding Display Types
  • Project: Create a CSS Button
  • Using CSS Selectors
  • Styling Links
  • Using Floats
  • Using Clearfix
  • Working with Images
  • Validating HTML and CSS
  • Understanding Webfonts
  • Webfonts, Google Fonts and API
  • Understanding Cascading Style Sheets
  • Vendor Prefixes
  • Project; Create a Color Changing Profile Image
  • Basic Website Layout
  • Choosing a Grid Framework
  • Grids and Responsive Design
  • Working with Forms
  • Using Font Icons
  • Understanding Sprite Sheets
  • Project: Create a Comment List
  • Positioning
  • CSS Resources
  • Project Introduction
  • Adding Our Graphics
  • Building Our Site
  • Validating Our Site

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