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  • Beginners Web Design L3

    Have you got an interest in websites? Do you appreciate a well-designed site which functions well? Would you like to run your own business designing sites for others? Then this is the course for you.

    • Course Description

      ABC Level 3 Certificate Beginners Web Design

      Course code: RETR07

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification required

      Award achieved: ABC Level 3 Completion Certificate Beginners Web Design

      Awarding body: ABC

      Have you got an interest in websites? Do you appreciate a well-designed site that functions well? Would you like to run your own business designing sites for others? Then this is the course for you. With all the web design tools around it can be easy to create a basic website. However, designing a website that really functions how the end user wants requires a real specialist.

      This course will give you all the skills you need to create exciting and functional business sites.

    • Level 3 certificate in beginners web design course overview

      Upon successful completion of the course you will have achieved a Certificate of Achievement from ABC.

      Skills gained

      • Understanding HTML and writing HTML
      • Organising files and using email
      • Creating webpages
      • The use of formatting and lists
      • Launching a website and usability

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 22 units:

      Unit 1: The internet

      Unit 2: Organising files and folders

      Unit 3: Email communications

      Unit 4: Create your first Webpage

      Unit 5: Hypertext Links

      Unit 6: The use of lists

      Unit 7: Advanced HTML formatting

      Unit 8: Forms and feedback

      Unit 9: Tables

      Unit 10: More about images

      Unit 11: Frames

      Unit 12: Image maps

      Unit 13: Animations

      Unit 14: More creative techniques

      Unit 15: HTML editors

      Unit 16: Into Dreamweaver

      Unit 17: Preparing your website for the internet

      Unit 18: Publishing your website

      Unit 19: Promoting your website

      Unit 20: Aesthetics

      Unit 21: Web accessibility guidelines

      Unit 22: Web usability basics

      Course content

      Unit 1: The internet

      Module 1: What is the internet?

      Module 2: Installing browsers

      Module 3: Internet Providers

      Module 4: Browsing

      Unit 2: Organising files and folders

      Module 1: Introduction and procedures

      Module 2: Assignments Folders

      Module 3: Supporting CD Rom

      Module 4: Webex Folder

      Unit 3: Email communications

      Module 1: Basic Email functions

      Module 2: Security Identity

      Module 3: Email Formats

      Unit 4: Create your first Webpage

      Module 1: Overview of HTML

      Module 2: Hot make tags work

      Module 3: Organising layout

      Module 4: Adding images

      Unit 5: Hypertext Links

      Module 1: Hypertext explained

      Module 2: Using text as a link

      Module 3: Using an image as a link

      Module 4: Open linked image

      Unit 6: The use of lists

      Module 1: Why do we use them?

      Module 2: The ordered list

      Module 3: The unordered list

      Module 4: Nested lists

      Module 5: Definition lists

      Unit 7: Advanced HTML formatting

      Module 1: Controlling text and background

      Module 2: Adding colour to text and background

      Module 3: Download a hex code generator

      Module 4: Setting font style

      Module 5: Setting font size

      Module 6: Alternative ways to settle font sizes

      Unit 8: Forms and feedback

      Module 1: Feedback

      Module 2: Radio buttons

      Module 3: Selection boxes

      Module 4: Text boxes

      Module 5: Password boxes

      Module 6: Text areas

      Module 7: Submit reset buttons

      Module 8: Using a form in live website

      Module 9: CGI form handling

      Unit 9: Tables

      Module 1: HTML for tables

      Module 2: Set up your first table

      Module 3: Tables within tables

      Module 4: What can be placed in a data cell?

      Unit 10: More about images

      Module 1: Overcoming image loading problems

      Module 2: Create a button image

      Module 3: Selecting colours in PSP

      Module 4: Images as a background

      Module 5: Re-sizing images

      Module 6: Compression of images

      Module 7: Creating animated images

      Module 8: The PNG

      Unit 11: Frames

      Module 1: Creating a basic frames site

      Module 2: Nesting frames

      Module 3: Not all browsers display frames

      Module 4: Creating heading

      Module 5: Linking frames

      Module 6: Confused search engines

      Unit 12: Image maps

      Module 1: What is an image map?

      Module 2: Creating an image map?

      Unit 13: Animations

      Module 1: Video

      Module 2: How to insert a video file

      Module 3: Sound

      Module 4: MIDI Files Explained

      Unit 14: More creative techniques

      Module 1: Creating a splash page

      Module 2: Invisible spacers

      Module 3: Horizontal rules

      Module 4: Scrolling text

      Unit 15: HTML editors

      Module 1: HTML editor

      Unit 16: Intro to Dreamweaver

      Module 1: What you see is what you get

      Module 2: Define a site

      Module 3: Create a new document

      Module 4: Adding style sheets

      Module 5: Design a professional site

      Unit 17: Preparing your website for the internet

      Module 1: WC3

      Module 2: HTML4

      Module 3: Define the nature of the document

      Module 4: Define the contents of the documents

      Module 5: Meta information

      Unit 18: Publishing your website

      Module 1: Publishing your site

      Module 2: The FTP Program

      Module 3: How to use cuteFTP

      Unit 19: Promoting your website

      Module 1: Offline options

      Module 2: Online website promotion

      Module 3: SEO/SEM

      Module 4: FAQ

      Unit 20: Aesthetics

      Module 1: Site Aesthetics

      Unit 21: Web accessibility guidelines

      Module 1: Web accessibility and why it is important

      Module 2: DDA

      Module 3: Benefits of an Accessible Website

      Module 4: Accessible Forms

      Module 5: Label Prompt text

      Unit 22: Web usability basics

      Module 1: Descriptive link text

      Module 2: Site map provided

      Module 3: No unannounced pop-up


      This course has no exams, instead there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them.

      These are for your own information and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      However, tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our web design courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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