Advanced Web Design Course

Advanced Web Design Course

Course Description

In the digital era, websites are essential for business success, serving as unique identifiers in the competitive landscape. The Advanced Web Design Course, designed for beginners, merges web design, graphic design, and digital marketing into a concise curriculum. Participants will learn web design basics (HTML, CSS, responsive design, accessibility) alongside graphic design skills using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, enabling them to create visually appealing and functional websites.

The course also covers digital marketing strategies, including SEO, content marketing, social media, and email campaigns, ensuring students can design, develop, and promote websites effectively. This all-in-one course prepares learners to excel in the digital marketplace with a comprehensive skill set.

What can you do with the an online advanced web design course?

Advanced Design Techniques: Dive deeper into sophisticated web design techniques, including animations, advanced CSS styling, and dynamic user interfaces, to create highly interactive and engaging websites.

User Experience (UX) Design: Learn the principles of UX design to enhance the usability and user satisfaction of your websites. This includes conducting user research, creating personas, and designing wireframes and prototypes.

Responsive and Mobile Design: Master the techniques for designing websites that work flawlessly across various devices and screen sizes, ensuring a seamless user experience on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

Content Management Systems (CMS): Learn to work with advanced CMS platforms like WordPress, enabling you to build, manage, and update websites more efficiently while offering clients or users more control over their content.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Analytics: Advance your knowledge in SEO strategies and analytics to improve website visibility and monitor user engagement, traffic, and conversion rates, making informed decisions to drive growth.

Course duration:

12 – 14 months



  • Introduction
  • Learning
  • Assessments
  • Results, Support, Certificates, Notes

  • Policy and Procedures

  • The role of a front-end designer
  • How front-end designers think
  • User experience centeredness (UX)

  • Uses of the internet, the web, mobiles and social media.
  • Mobiles
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR and VR)

  • Industries (e.g banking, insurance, retail, health etc.)
  • Search engine optimisation and key-word planning

  • Copyright in front-end web development
  • Plagiarism
  • The POPI Act
  • The Cybercrimes Act
  • Copyright and data protection
  • Disability laws and accessibility
  • Compliance, non-compliance and penalties
  • Monetisation of the solution design elements

  • Philosophy in Design Thinking
  • Approach and concepts in Design thinking
  • Definitions and terminology
  • The History of Design Thinking

  • Human-centeredness in design thinking
  • Human participation in design thinking

  • Creativity and innovation and in their application
  • Perceiving the world in new ways with design thinking
  • Finding hidden patterns, in the context of design thinking
  • Making connections between unrelated phenomena
  • Creative problem solving (CPS)
  • Understanding Workplace Creativity

  • Types of Innovation
  • Main types of innovation
  • What Innovation Means to business

  • “Thinking outside the box” in design thinking
  • Communication through shape and form
  • Design thinking mythology
  • Application of design thinking

  • Creative Writing in Business
  • Setting search words or phases

  • Engaging the emotions of the user
  • Information Architecture

  • What is a UX development lifecycle?
  • Main stages in the UX development life cycle

The necessary concepts of visual design

  • Types of lines
  • Shapes
  • Texture
  • Colour
  • Grids

  • The Colour scheme
  • The importance of website content

  • Measuring Design
  • Creating a compelling visual flow

  • The significance of the Serif in typography
  • Sans-serif typefaces
  • Display typefaces

  • Types of animation and how to use them
  • Vector design applications
  • The integration of image galleries within front-end web development
  • Automation in graphic design
  • The importance of light and visual weight in graphic design
  • The difference between raster and vectors artwork
  • Using the graphic tools to design a website that is responsive to the resolution of the device
  • Sourcing of royalty-free elements (Royalties related to the platform)

The layers and terminology of user interfaces

  • Introduction to Concept, definition, terminology
  • UI elements
  • Information Components
  • User flows
  • Key Principles to UX design
  • Intuitive Design

  • UI design standardisation in interface design
  • The dialogue’s design in interface design

  • Understanding the layouts and prototypes in the automated process
  • What is wireframing in UX
  • Navigation tabs and their controls in user interface
  • Understanding the Role of Grids in Web Design
  • Introduction to breadcrumbs and visual design considerations

  • Introduction to Style sheets
  • The Advantages of CSS

Introduction to Web forms and how to use them

  • Web forms and how to use them
  • Advantages

  • The website development process
  • The Integration of plugin-ins
  • How to create a website prototype in 4 steps
  • Client-Centric Web Design and understanding client’s needs

Technology changes and keeping the website current.

  • Changing to keep up with updates, trends or customer and user needs
  • Coding vs scripting vs plug-and-play

What is an IDE and its importance

  • Purpose of an IDE and the useful features of IDE
  • Strengths and weakness of the IDE
  • Refactoring code
  • What is debugging?

Practical assessment for web design


50% upfront discount for students funding the course privately

R20900total payment
  • Deposit R3200
  • R2950 (6 months)

R20900total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1500 (12 months)

50% upfront discount for students funding the course privately


• QCTO – Quality Council for Trade and Occupations
• QLS – Quality Licence Scheme UK

How to Study

The Advanced Web Design Course is delivered via a cutting-edge online learning platform, blending theoretical knowledge with practical applications in web design. The Digital School of Marketing offers a personalized learning experience, allowing you to start at any time and move forward at your pace, supported by an extensive range of student services.

Your learning journey in web design will include:

  • Interactive Slides: Each module and subject is explored through comprehensive slides that encapsulate key web design concepts.
  • Custom Infographics: Unique infographics designed to underline essential learning points.
  • Engaging Videos: Custom-produced videos to deepen your grasp of the course material.
  • Downloadable eBooks: A thorough eBook for each lesson, enabling study and revision away from the platform.
  • Progressive Achievement Certificates: Earn a certificate for each module completed, recognizing your acquired skills.
  • Assessment Tools: Utilize preliminary assessments, quizzes, and detailed final evaluations to reinforce your knowledge.

Upon registering, you will gain:

  • Access Credentials: Secure details to log in and access your course content.
  • Continuous Support: Ongoing assistance throughout your course duration.
  • Module Achievement Certificates: Digital certificates awarded upon the completion of each module.
  • Comprehensive Course Certificate: A final certification upon course completion, issued in both print and digital forms.

What makes us different?

  • We have long been established in the Digital Marketing and design industry
  • We are QCTO Accredited
  • We are BEE compliant
  • Courses are internationally transferable

What makes us different?

We have long been established in the Digital Marketing and design industry

We are SETA registered

We are BEE compliant

Courses are internationally transferable

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You’ll master a wide range of skills including web design basics (HTML, CSS, responsive design, accessibility), advanced graphic design using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, and digital marketing strategies such as SEO, content marketing, social media, and email campaigns. This course equips you to create visually appealing and functional websites and promote them effectively.

    The course is designed to be flexible, typically taking 6-12 months to complete depending on your pace of study. You can start anytime and progress according to your own schedule, with the freedom to balance your learning with other commitments.

    No prior knowledge or experience is required. This course is designed for beginners, providing a step-by-step learning path from the fundamentals of web design to more advanced concepts and techniques.

    The course content is delivered through an online learning platform that includes interactive slides, custom infographics, engaging videos, downloadable eBooks, and progressive achievement certificates. This blend of theoretical knowledge and practical applications ensures a comprehensive learning experience.

    Upon enrolling, you’ll receive continuous support throughout your course duration. This includes access to a dedicated support team for any academic inquiries and technical assistance, ensuring a smooth and supportive learning journey.

    Our course is unique because it’s offered by a long-established institution in the Digital Marketing and Design industry, is QCTO Accredited, BEE compliant, and the skills you learn are internationally transferable. We provide a personalized learning experience that allows you to study at your own pace with comprehensive support, setting us apart from other offerings.

    Upon completion, you will receive module achievement certificates for each module you complete successfully, and a comprehensive course certificate available in both print and digital formats. These certifications serve as a testament to the new skills you’ve acquired, enhancing your resume and career opportunities in the digital marketplace.

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