Do you want to combine your creative and technical skills to build new websites?
Maybe you'd love to become a self-employed web designer?
Or create a website for your own business?
Then this is where our Beginner's Web Design Course can help you!
Develop your skills and knowledge with an award-winning distance learning provider and become that one step closer in knowing how to design websites!
This course will allow you to:
Understand what the internet is and how to install a browser
Discover how to organise files and folders
Explore email communication and how to use it effectively
Learn how to create your very own webpage and how to lay it out
Understand advanced HTML formatting
Explore the different types of forms and feedback
Look at how to create tables in HTML
Study the types of images involved with web design
Learn about frames and how to create a frames site
Define image maps and investigate their efficiency
Create your own animation using multimedia
And much, much more!
This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.
All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!
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So what you waiting for? Explore the world of web design today and enrol now!
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Unit 1: The internet
What is the Internet?
How did it come about?
World Wide Web
Accessing the Web
The Internet and You
Installing a Browser
Browsing the Net
Accessing a Web Page stored in URL
Printing a Web Page
Saving a Web Page
Unit 2: Organising files and folders
Introduction and Procedure
Supporting CD ROM
Unit 3: Email communications
To Copy (Cc) and Blind Copy (Bcc)
Save and Print Messages Received
Access and Store Attachments
Different Email Formats
Your Email Identity
Unit 4: Create your first web page
Welcome to HTML
View the Source Code
To Print the Source Code
How to make HTML Tags Work
Organising the Layout of Your Page
Using and Image as a Background
Unit 5: Hypertext links
Hypertext Links Explained
How to Create Hyperlinks
Using Text as a Link
Using an Image as a Link
Open Linked Page in a New Window
Unit 6: The use of lists
Why do we use Links?
The Ordered List
The Unordered List
Navigating with Lists Hypertext Links and Anchors
Unit 7: Advanced HTML formatting
Controlling Text and Background
Adding Colour to Text and Background
Download a HEX Code Generator
Adding Colour to Body and Text
Adding Colour to Hypertext Links
Set the Colour for a Selection of Text
Setting the Font Style
Setting the Font Size
Combine the Font Attributes
An Alternative Way to set the Font Size
Unit 8: Forms and feedback
Feedback via Email
Feedback via Forms
Align the Boxes
Submit the Reset Buttons
Create Your Own Submit Button
What Happens When the Submit Button Is Pressed?
Using a Form in a Live Web Site
CGI Form Handling
Unit 9: Tables
HTML for Tables
Set up Your First Table
Tables within Tables
What can be placed in a Data Cell?
Unit 10: More about images
Overcoming Image Loading Problems
Create a Heading
Create a Button Image
Selecting Colours in PSP
Advanced Image Placement
Images as a Background
Compression of JPEG Images
Saving Images From the Web
Creating Animated Images
Organising Files and Folders
Unit 11: Frames
Creating a Basic Frames Site
Not all Browsers can Display Frames
Creating a Heading
Confused Search Engines
Unit 12: Image maps
What is an Image Map?
Creating an Image Map
Unit 13: Multimedia
How to insert a Video File
MIDI Files Explained
Using Sound Files
Obtaining Sound and Video Files
Unit 14: More creative techniques
Creating a Splash Page
Horizontal Rules-The Sequel
Unit 15: HTML editors - introduction to CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor
Unit 16: WYSIWYG web editors - introduction to Dreamweaver
What You See Is What You Get
Macromedia Dreamweaver CS3
Define a Site
Create a New Document
Adding a Style Sheet
Adding More Style
Design a Professional Site
A Quick Rundown of Additional Features
Unit 17: Preparing your website for the internet
Define the Nature of the Document
Define the Contents of the Document
Meta Information for Search Engines
Unit 18: Publishing your website
Publishing Your Site
The FTP Program
How to Use CuteFTP
Unit 19: Promoting your website - SEO/SEM (search engine optimisation/marketing)
Online Web Site Promotion
Unit 20: Aesthetics
Unit 21: Web accessibility guidelines
Web Accessibility and why it is Important
Disability Discrimination (DDA)
Benefits of an Accessible Website
Label Prompt Text
Unit 22: Web usability basics
Descriptive Link Text
Site Map Provided
No Unannounced Pop-Up
This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.
This course will take you 12 months to complete.
This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post. You will also get tutor support by email.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
course questions & answers
What skills are needed to enrol in this course?
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
What is included in the cost of my course?
Comprehensive study guide
Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
Exclusive Open Study College Pen
Student study planner
Three colour highlighter
FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?
You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Beginner's Web Design level 3 certification.