In just 2 years HTML5 and CSS3 have swept the web by storm. Before them there have been many altered semantics in the way web designers are expected to create web pages, and with their arrival come a slew of awesome supports such as alternative media, XML-style tags, and progressive input attributes for web designers to achieve dreamy features like animation.
You may be wondering why it’s even important to switch into HTML5. There are a myriad of reasons, but mostly because you’ll be working with the global Internet standards like every other designer. In this way you’ll find more support online and your websites will render properly in modern browsers which are constantly improved.
Comparison between HTML4 and HTML5 or CSS2 and CSS3 is difficult to spot at surface level. From viewing the new HTML5 draft you can see featured elements and corrected error handling procedures. Browser developers have specifically enjoyed the new specifications for rendering default web pages.
Additionally many elements have been created to represent new-age digital media. These include <video> and <audio> which are huge for multimedia support. In some browsers you may complete form validation directly in HTML.
The course that I have designed is not only about the HTML and CSS but beyond. Over the years I have seen courses that focused on the coding only. But development is much greater than coding - coding is just piece of the big puzzle. As a developer you are supposed to take your client through a journey which involves whole business process of marketing. Technologically - Search Engine Optimisation plays a big in this development. SEO is not only keywords but from domain name to hosting to contents presentation. This course will prepare students to apply the process of developing web presence for a business.
This intensive workshop spread over a period of four weeks teaches students how to make rich, visually stunning websites using the Adobe Creative Suite and is ideal not only for those who want to make their own websites but also those who require web design and web development skills in their workplace.
We will teach you how to understand and write your own HTML code from scratch and then put together your websites in Adobe Dreamweaver. You will learn how HTML (Version 5) and Cascading Style Sheets (Version 3) work together to create a web page.
The course will cover new developments in web typography. We will also teach you how to use Flash and how you can put your content into web pages that can be uploaded on to the Internet.
Technical part of setting up and managing commercial websites in the real world will be also covered. This includes from domain purchasing, hosting to publishing contents in world wide web.
We will cover Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and the techniques used in commercial developments.
Students who successfully complete the course are amazed with the skills they acquire and the opportunities available in this exciting area within industry.
A basic working knowledge of Photoshop and/or Illustrator will be an advantage for this course.