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Certified Internet Web Professional Qualification: Web Design Specialist IDO-520

The CIW Web Design Specialist course is for the individual who wants to develop the skills necessary to specialise in Website design. In this course you will build upon your basic Web authoring skills to learn the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and technologies. After taking this course, you will be able to: manage the website design and production process, evaluate websites, enhance website structures and manage client/server side technologies.

Entry requirements

Students taking this course will need a basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML.

Course content

You will study the following modules:

  • Overview of Web Design Concepts
  • Web Development Teams
  • Web Project Management Fundamentals
  • Web Site Development Process
  • Web Page Layout and Elements
  • Web Site Usability and Accessibility
  • Navigation Concepts
  • Web Graphics
  • Multimedia and the Web
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks
  • JavaScript Fundamentals
  • HTTP Servers and Web Applications
  • Databases
  • Web Site Publishing and Maintenance

You will learn about:

  • Web site development essentials, including the site development process, customer expectations, and ethical and legal issues in Web development.
  • Web design elements, including aesthetics, the site user's experience, navigation, usability and accessibility.
  • Basic Web technologies, including Hypertext Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML] and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, and site publishing and maintenance.
  • Advanced Web technologies, including multimedia and plug-in technologies, client-side and server-side technologies, and Web databases.
  • Popular production tools, including Microsoft Expression Web, and Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash.
  • Design and development technologies, including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript, Java applets and Dynamic HTML.
  • Current issues in Web design, including the extensibility of design tools, compatibility of these tools, open-source applications and the functionality of current Web browsers.

Assessment methods

100% coursework with an optional CIW examination.

Further study and career options

CIW Web Design Professional Certificate.

Additional information

As part of this course you can also take the CIW Web Design Specialist exam for approximately £55.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
16 week(s) 24/09/2015 Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £350 Cauldwell Street F2208 Course in progress

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