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Webmaster - Responsive Web Design

Course Code: DLC003
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

Gain a comprehensive understanding of responsive web design, from home!

This course will allow you to:

  • Build responsive websites which allow an optimal viewing and interaction experience using the very latest HTML5 and CSS technology
  • Understand what responsive web design is
  • Develop a background knowledge to CSS3
  • Explore how to style content and layout with CSS3
  • Learn about HTML5 form components
  • Understand how to use USS3 to create special effects
  • Know how to optimise and organise you CSS3 code
  • Gain an insight into HTML5 API’s

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace.

Your experienced and friendly tutor is there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • What’s new in HTML5?
    • Creating a HTML5 document
    • HTML5 document validation
    • Incorporating a CSS3 style sheet
    • What’s new in CSS3?
    • CSS3 document validation
    Lesson 2: Responsive Web Design
    • What is responsive web design?
    • Responsive web design with CSS3
    • Proportional Layout
    • Scaling images
    • Converting from fixed to fluid design
    • Cross-browser considerations
    • Examples of responsive web design
    Lesson 3: HTML5 Semantic Elements
    • Introduction
    • The header, footer and nav elements
    • The section
    • Article and aside elements
    • Other semantic elements
    • The role of DIV and SPAN elements
    • Dropped elements and attributes
    Lesson 4: Introduction to CSS3
    • Background to CSS3
    • Understanding cascading style sheets
    • Internal, inline and external style sheets
    • CSS3 rules and selectors
    • New CSS3 colour formats
    • Text effects and transformations
    • Multi-column layout
    Lesson 5: Styling Content and Layout with CSS3
    • Recognising content boxes
    • Setting margins and padding
    • Sizing and positioning elements
    • Formatting borders
    • Specifying backgrounds
    • Text formatting
    • Using shadows and gradients
  • Lesson 6: Styling Lists and Tables with CSS3
    • List style types and positioning
    • Defining shorthand lists
    • New HTML5 table elements
    • Assigning elements as table components
    Lesson 7: Stylish HTML5 Forms
    • HTML5 form components
    • Acquiring text input
    • Email, telephone and URL inputs
    • Check boxes and radio buttons
    • Selecting options and uploading files
    • Standard buttons and image buttons
    • Date, time and range inputs
    • Add some style with CSS3
    Lesson 8: Using CSS3 to Create Special Effects
    • Understanding CSS3 transitions
    • CSS3 transformations
    • CSS3 animations
    • Enhancing your text
    • Using special cursors
    • Hiding and revealing elements
    Lesson 9: Optimising and Organising your CSS3 Code
    • Resetting browser defaults
    • Organising your style sheets
    • Optimising style rules
    • Specifying default styles
    Lesson 10: The Powerful HTML5 API’s
    • The drag and drop API
    • The web storage API
    • Inter-document messaging
    • The history API
    • The geolocation and Google maps API
    • The canvas API
    • Incorporating audio and video

Other Information

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. The coursework requires you to create and submit webpages as your assignments. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

    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. This course should take you approximately 140 hours self-study time.

  • 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 our Webmaster – Responsive Web Design Diploma with comprehensive feedback and providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards students will also receive an Open Awards Level 4 Certificate Award with 9 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 4 (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?

To enrol onto this course you will have needed to complete the Webmaster – HTML and CSS course or have studied HTML to an equivalent level. All students who enrol onto this course should have a good knowledge of HTML programming.

What are the computer requirements for enrolling on this course?

As this is an online course it can be accessed on any Internet Ready computer. Although we do recommend that this it is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac.

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • 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 – Responsive Web Design Certificate.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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