What will you learn?
Understanding HTML & CSS
So we've already established that web design and code can be daunting and complex. Let's be realistic, it's the equivalant of learning another language. One that's more geek than chic.
A basic explanation is that HTML is for placing content on the page and CSS is for presentation (or more simply, for making it look pretty). During the course we will learn to write both.
Our web course de-mystifies the process and breaks it down using simple, straight forward and familiar design terms. You'll be surprised at how easy it can be.
Writing code with Coda 2
Put your hand up if you've ever viewed the source code in a web browser before quickly quitting out in complete confusion. You're not the only one.
While it all may seem overly complicated and daunting at first our Web Course will show you how to interpret and write this code.
You may have heard of Dreamweaver. Well let us now introduce you to Coda 2. It's similar, but a more streamlined software program for writing code, especially for Graphic Designers who are new to the concept. It still offers lots of great features such as a split-screen preview feature so you can instantly view how the code will affect your design - a fantastic asset for visual designers such as ourselves!
Build a site from start to finish
So we've learnt all these fancy new skills but what's the point if you can't do something with them? Our final goal in the course is to combine HTML and CSS in Coda 2 to build a functioning website.
Whether your initial goal was to learn to build a website or to better communicate with your developer, our web course will give you a solid foundation for both.
You'll be genuinely surprised and proud of what you can achieve. Don't believe us? Read what our graduates say below.
Responsive Web Design
With the explosion of the Smartphone and Tablet market the term 'responsive' has become the new buzz word in web design. In this fast changing market it is vital that you have an understanding of how this will change your design process.
Concepts like 'Responsive Design' or 'Adaptive Design' offer exciting opportunities to shape different experiences from device to device and during the course we discuss and explore both approaches.
A Modern Web Design Process
Many designers are stuck in the usual cycle of designing a website - creating mockups in Photoshop that, once approved, are sent to a web developer to build. Fast-forward to the future and with multiple devices to design for the relationship between designer and developer has become intertwined.
As different layouts are explored across different devices and screen sizes there is a constant dialogue between both parties and even if you aren't writing the production code, a Designer who understands HTML/CSS is better equipped to work within this new workflow and contribute to the overall direction of the design.
The 'Fun' Stuff - CSS3 & HTML5
Who doesn't love the fun stuff!
You had me at "fun stuff!"