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Course Overview
 

The course enables anybody who has an interest in web design to easily build their own web presence while learning how the various technologies fit together, whether they are doing it for business or to simply claim their space on the World Wide Web where they can store their photographs for everyone to see.

If you've always wondered how HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) works or what FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is, you'll love this course. It explains both of those terms and much, much more in simple, common sense language, and demystifies the ethereal world "out there" beyond your router or modem. Better still, this fantastic course requires no previous experience, just a passion for the subject!

Since the Internet became a viable communication medium just 20 or so years ago, it has taken on global significance in every professional walk of life, and in every aspect of our private and domestic lives. It's true to say that children can't be educated without knowledge of the Internet today, and virtually all the systems we use and take for granted, from reheating food in a microwave to doing our shopping online are almost wholly dependent on computers and computing power . . . . . and how to effectively use the Internet.

If you don't understand computers or the Internet today, it almost relegates you to caveman status. But there are still a surprising number of people of all ages who struggle with the technology and language. This is why we have designed this course specifically to teach the essential knowledge and understanding required. Once the student has this knowledge and understanding, they will have a solid foundation on which to build, to take into the workplace, and to operate on a level playing field. A glance at the titles of the individual modules (click the ‘Course Outline’ tab above) shows you just what this fantastic course is about. From a simple introduction of what the Internet actually is, its history and the tools you need to properly exploit it, through the use of e-mail (even going through the basics of setting up an e-mail account) and simple web design. The course then moves on to more advanced concepts such as CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), image formats, and getting your information into a usable form that everybody can access from anywhere in the world. You will receive instruction and tutorials on all the design elements required to build your own website, and the last unit deals with choice of domain name, buying web space, the "black art" of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), and launching your site onto the World Wide Web. By the time you complete the course, you will know everything you need to boost your understanding of, and confidence in, this fascinating subject.


EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

Unit 1: The internet.

What is the Internet?.

Connecting to the Internet

Connections.

The History of the Internet

World Wide Web.

Web Browsers.

Installing a Browser.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Browsing the web.

 

Unit 2: Email communications.

Setting up an email account

Mail Servers.

Mail Sending Process.

Using Email

Email Formats.

 

Unit 3: Web Page Basics.

What is HTML?.

HTML Basics.

Page Layout

 

Unit 4: Navigation.

Navigation.

Hyperlinks.

Linking to other Web Pages.

The Target Attribute.

Hyperlink Colours.

Menus.

Hotspots.

 

Unit 5: Planning a Website.

Planning a Website.

 

Unit 6: CSS.

An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets.

What is a Stylesheet?.

Cascading Style Sheet Rules.

The Selector.

Property and Value.

Where to put your styles.

Inline Style Sheets.

Embedded Style Sheets.

External Style Sheets.

How to use CSS Class and ID Selectors.

Using Class Selectors.

CSS and Fonts.

Font Colours.

Hexadecimal values.

RGB values.

Font Size with CSS.

Font Style, Font Weight, Font Variant

Image Types.

GIF Images.

JPEG..

Inserting images into a web page.

Absolute Referencing.

Relative Referencing.

Image Attributes.

The ALT Attribute.

Height and Width Attributes.

The USEMAP Attribute.

CSS Image Borders.

The Background CSS Property.

Background Images and Background Positions.

A Simple One Column Layout with HTML5.

 

Unit 7: Tables.

HTML Tables and the TABLE tags.

The Table Tags.

Table Attributes.

Row Height and Row Width.

The ROWSPAN and COLSPAN Attributes.

HTML tables: cell alignment, colours, images.

Using Images in Tables.

HTML5 Tables.

 

Unit 8: Forms.

HTML Form Elements - The Form Tags.

The Form Tag.

Form Elements.

Text boxes, Submit and Reset Buttons.

Styling Form Buttons.

Formatting Textboxes with CSS.

JavaScript Alert Boxes.

Labels, Text areas.

Option Buttons, Check Boxes, List Boxes.

Password Boxes, The Hidden Element

 

Unit 9: Dreamweaver.

 

Unit 10: Uploading your website to the internet.

Websites and Domain Names.

What to look for when buying Web Space.

Search Engine Optimisation.

Submitting your site to search engines.

Pay Per Click Advertising.

Sitemaps.

Career Prospects
 

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive an MDLC certificate of completion

Can anyone do the course?
 

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the demands of the course.


Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
 

The course should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if you require more time. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, the course can be completed in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

What is a web designer?

web designers may also have the name Multimedia Programmer as they will create websites using many multimedia types to draw webpage together. Web designers mainly:

• Meet and discuss with clients about the upcoming website

• Plan and design the website

• Test and publish the web page

Web designers can create websites for many different businesses with different background. These could scope widely from a small local beauty business to a large clothing company.

When did you decide to become a web designer?

At school I had always enjoyed ICT and any subject that allowed me to design and be creative. I went on to study ICT at college to enable me to study Multimedia at university. Throughout my time at university I worked voluntarily for a small clothing business, they wanted their business promoting wider so I suggested the website. From doing so the company grew larger over time and on completion of my degree the company then decided to take me on as a paid employee. I am still with the company now (keeping the site updated), which is highly successfully and which I thoroughly enjoy. I do also work from home for other small businesses.

What activities do web designers do on a daily basis?

As a web designer you could find yourself dealing with many tasks depending which stage you are with different web designs. You will find yourself in meetings with potential and existing clients to discuss what needs to be included in the design, and perhaps what needs improving. Designs will have to be made using software and different multimedia features to begin to create the web page. The designs have to be tested and put into place for public use.

What qualifications do I need to become a web designer?

Web designers do not usually need qualifications, however employers will always be looking for those who have experience or those who are educated to some degree. Courses can be completed in programmes such as Dreamweaver or Javascript to give those wanting to go into designing some knowledge. Experience with writing codes and HTML will also be needed. You can complete courses such as a BTEC or foundation degree in web design or multimedia for example.

How much can I expect to earn as a Web Designer?

Starting income – from £15,000 a year

Average income - £30,000

Self – employed web designers can charge their own individual rates.

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Course Overview
 

The course enables anybody who has an interest in web design to easily build their own web presence while learning how the various technologies fit together, whether they are doing it for business or to simply claim their space on the World Wide Web where they can store their photographs for everyone to see.

If you've always wondered how HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) works or what FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is, you'll love this course. It explains both of those terms and much, much more in simple, common sense language, and demystifies the ethereal world "out there" beyond your router or modem. Better still, this fantastic course requires no previous experience, just a passion for the subject!

Since the Internet became a viable communication medium just 20 or so years ago, it has taken on global significance in every professional walk of life, and in every aspect of our private and domestic lives. It's true to say that children can't be educated without knowledge of the Internet today, and virtually all the systems we use and take for granted, from reheating food in a microwave to doing our shopping online are almost wholly dependent on computers and computing power . . . . . and how to effectively use the Internet.

If you don't understand computers or the Internet today, it almost relegates you to caveman status. But there are still a surprising number of people of all ages who struggle with the technology and language. This is why we have designed this course specifically to teach the essential knowledge and understanding required. Once the student has this knowledge and understanding, they will have a solid foundation on which to build, to take into the workplace, and to operate on a level playing field. A glance at the titles of the individual modules (click the ‘Course Outline’ tab above) shows you just what this fantastic course is about. From a simple introduction of what the Internet actually is, its history and the tools you need to properly exploit it, through the use of e-mail (even going through the basics of setting up an e-mail account) and simple web design. The course then moves on to more advanced concepts such as CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), image formats, and getting your information into a usable form that everybody can access from anywhere in the world. You will receive instruction and tutorials on all the design elements required to build your own website, and the last unit deals with choice of domain name, buying web space, the "black art" of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), and launching your site onto the World Wide Web. By the time you complete the course, you will know everything you need to boost your understanding of, and confidence in, this fascinating subject.


EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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