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Webmaster - HTML and CSS for Beginners

Course code: DLC008

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Study HTML and CSS online through a modern multimedia format. With the continuous developments in technology this course is updated constantly to meet the latest changes, so students can be feel confident that what they are learning is relevant.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in HTML and CSS, this Webmaster beginners course is ideal for:

  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in web design
  • Those that want to be able to build their own website
  • Those that want to create a website for a company or organisation
  • Beginners who want to boost their skills in web design

This course enables you to:

  • Understand the HTML and CSS development platforms
  • Learn how to incorporate multimedia elements into web pages
  • Gain an insight into the JavaScript scripting language
  • Know the different code validation and debugging techniques
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2Course Content
Lesson 1 – Getting Started
  • Before we get started
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Getting Started With HTML
  • Getting Started With CSS
  • Getting Started with Graphic Design
  • Introduction to HTML EditorsLesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 1 – HTML & CSS Exercises
Lesson 2 – An HTML Primer for Beginners
  • Headings, Paragraphs, & Sections
  • Introducing HTML Colours
  • Navigation With Hypertext Links
  • Graphics & Images
  • Ordered & Unordered Lists
  • Introducing HTML Tables
  • Simple HTML FormsLesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 2 – Create A “Contact” Web Page
Lesson 3 – A CSS Primer for Beginners
  • Incorporating A Style Sheet
  • CSS Rules & Selectors
  • Incorporating Colour & Images
  • Padding, Margins, & Borders
  • Styling Text & Blocks
  • Styling Lists & Tables
  • Styling Forms
  • Positioning Elements
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 3 – Add Styling To Your “Contact” Web Page
Lesson 4 – Code Validation and Debugging
  • Common HTML & CSS Errors
  • HTML & CSS Document Validation
  • Avoid Cross-Browser Issues
  • Outline Your Elements
  • Using Browser Development Tools
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 4 – Debugging Exercises
Lesson 5 – Introduction to Web Design
  • Web Page Structure
  • Include A Maximum Impact Landing Page
  • Include Intuitive Site Navigation on Every Page
  • Choose Easy-To-Read Fonts
  • Consider Including A Photo Gallery Or Slide Show
  • Incorporate Responsive Design Techniques
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 5 – Build Your Own Landing Page
Lesson 6 – Incorporating Multimedia
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Common Audio Formats
  • Common Video Formats
  • Inserting Audio With The audio Tag
  • Inserting Video With The video Tag
  • Animation
  • Interactive Content
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 6 – Create An Audio/Video “Jukebox”
Lesson 7 – Introducing Special Effects
  • Text Effects
  • Implementing Web fonts
  • CSS Gradients
  • Box Sizing With CSS
  • Implementing Box Shadows
  • Using Border Images
  • Transitions & Transformations
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 7 – Include Special Effects In Your Landing Page
Lesson 8 – Introduction to JavaScript
  • Introduction
  • JavaScript Variables & Simple Arithmetic
  • Comparison & Logical Operations
  • Event Handlers
  • Conditional Branching
  • Introduction To FOR Loops
  • A Scrolling Message & Random Advertising Display
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 8 – Create A Photo Gallery
Lesson 9 – Introduction to the HTML5 APIs
  • What Is An API?
  • The Geolocation API & Google Maps
  • The Drag & Drop API
  • The Canvas API
  • The Web Storage API
  • The History API
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 9 – Drag & Drop Exercise
Lesson 10 – Creating an Online Store
  • Before You Get Started
  • Creating Your Own Store Front
  • Store Building Software Products
  • Creating & Managing A Store With Wix
  • Lesson Review & Quiz
  • Assignment 10 – Build Your Own Store Front
  • Assessment

3Other Information

You will be assessed on the completed assignments contained in the training programme. The coursework consists of individual web pages. Your work can be sent to your course tutor by email or by post on completion of your training.

Course Duration

You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace and learn around your other commitments.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. You will study this course online and work will be submitted to your course tutor by email or post. You will receive a year’s full tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Webmaster – HTML and CSS for beginners Diploma with comprehensive feedback and providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards students will also receive a Level 3 Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 8 Open Awards Credits.

Open Award Credits can be accumulated with other course or unit credits over a period of time which can lead to an accredited qualification.

The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

The certification is issued through Open Awards. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual. Set up in 1981, Open Awards (Previously the North West Region of the National Open College Network - OCNNW) have been in business for over 30 years and are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.


Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

No previous skills or knowledge are needed to enrol onto this course. Although it is recommended that you have a good understanding of using computers and a working knowledge of using text editors, experience of downloading and installing software packages, a basic knowledge of file compression software and experience using web browsers and email.

What are the software requirements for enrolling on this course?

We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac. Your computer will need to have Internet access, as links to various software packages will be included. You will also need be required to have Notepad++ (or an equivalent text editor) and an HTML5-compliant browser and links to suitable options included.

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. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

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 Webmaster – HTML and CSS for beginners Certificate.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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