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Intermediate Web Design Course

Intermediate Web Design Course

Course Description

The Intermediate Web Design and User Experience (UX) Design Course is a dynamic, integrated online program specifically designed for both seasoned professionals and aspiring newcomers eager to break into the web and UX design industry. This course places a strong emphasis on the essential principles of web design from the outset, covering key topics such as HTML, CSS, responsive design, and accessibility to ensure participants can create websites that are not only visually engaging but also universally accessible and functional on a wide array of devices.

Simultaneously, the course provides an in-depth exploration of User Experience Design, stressing the critical importance of creating intuitive, user-friendly digital environments. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of user interaction with online platforms, equipping them with the ability to design websites and applications that adeptly meet evolving user needs. The curriculum is comprehensive, spanning UX research and design strategies, stakeholder collaboration, user testing, wireframing, and the development of effective prototypes, all aimed at enhancing the overall user experience.

 

What can you do with the intermediate web design course?

Design and Develop Responsive Websites: Apply advanced HTML and CSS techniques to create websites that automatically adjust and look great on any device, from desktops to smartphones.

Enhance User Experience (UX): Utilize UX design principles to make websites more intuitive and user-friendly, improving visitor satisfaction and engagement.

Implement Accessibility Standards: Ensure websites are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities, by adhering to web accessibility guidelines.

Optimize Websites for Search Engines (SEO): Apply SEO best practices in web design to improve site visibility and ranking on search engine results pages.

Create Interactive Elements: Use JavaScript and CSS animations to add interactivity and dynamism to web pages, engaging users more effectively.


Course duration:

6 – 8 months


 

Modules

Below is an exhaustive compilation of the course modules you will cover

Module 1 : Planning a website: Content and Structure Strategy

  • Understanding Your Audience: Tailoring content to meet the needs and preferences of your target users.
  • Site Architecture Planning: Developing a clear and logical site hierarchy for easy navigation.
  • Content Strategy: Creating engaging and relevant content that serves the objectives of the website.
  • SEO Basics: Incorporating search engine optimization principles in content and structure planning.
  • Wireframing: Sketching basic layouts to visualize the structure and essential elements of web pages.

Module 2 : Introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

  • HTML Syntax and Structure: Learning the foundational tags and their proper use in creating web pages.
  • Creating Lists, Tables, and Forms: Utilizing HTML to organize information and collect user input.
  • Embedding Media: Adding images, videos, and audio to web pages with HTML.
  • HTML5 Elements: Exploring new semantic elements in HTML5 for better structure and readability.
  • Linking Pages: Understanding absolute and relative paths for linking internal and external pages.

Module 3 : Image Optimization for the Web

  • Understanding Image Formats: Differences between JPEG, PNG, GIF, and SVG and when to use each.
  • Compression Techniques: Reducing file size without sacrificing quality for faster page loads.
  • Responsive Images: Techniques for displaying images effectively across devices.
  • SEO for Images: Best practices for naming, alt attributes, and leveraging images for SEO.
  • Tools for Image Optimization: Introduction to software and online tools for optimizing images.

Module 4 : Visualizing a website: Colours, Images, Fonts, and Layout

  • Colour Theory in Web Design: Understanding color psychology and choosing a color scheme.
  • Choosing and Using Web Fonts: Exploring font types and services for web use.
  • Incorporating Images: Best practices for selecting and positioning images.
  • Layout Principles: Grid systems, white space, and visual hierarchy considerations.
  • Design Aesthetics: Creating a visually appealing and cohesive design style.

Module 5 : Mastering Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

  • CSS Syntax and Selectors: Writing efficient CSS rules and applying styles to HTML elements.
  • Box Model and Layout: Understanding margin, border, padding, and layout control.
  • Styling Text and Fonts: Customizing typography with CSS for readability and style.
  • CSS Positioning and Flexbox: Techniques for layout adjustments and responsive design.
  • CSS Transitions and Animations: Adding interactive elements and animations with CSS.

Module 6 : Styling HTML5 with CSS

  • Integrating HTML5 and CSS: Best practices for combining the two technologies for modern web design.
  • Responsive Typography: Adjusting font sizes and line heights for readability on any device.
  • Advanced Selectors: Utilizing pseudo-classes and pseudo-elements in CSS.
  • Media Queries: Writing CSS rules that adapt to different screen sizes and resolutions.
  • HTML5 Forms Styling: Customizing form elements for an engaging user experience.

Module 7 : Responsive Web Design

  • Principles of Responsive Design: Ensuring websites look great on any device.
  • Media Queries Deep Dive: Crafting CSS for mobile, tablet, and desktop views.
  • Flexible Layouts: Using flexbox and grid systems to create fluid layouts.
  • Responsive Images and Media: Techniques to make multimedia content adaptive.
  • Testing for Responsiveness: Tools and methods for testing website responsiveness across devices.

Module 8 : Writing Web-Optimized Copy and Linking Pages

  • Writing for the Web: Techniques for clear, concise, and engaging online copy.
  • SEO Content Writing: Incorporating keywords and phrases for better search engine visibility.
  • Internal Linking Strategies: Structuring links to enhance navigation and SEO.
  • Call-to-Action Copywriting: Crafting compelling CTAs to drive user action.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Understanding copyright and fair use for web content.

Module 9 : Testing, Publishing, and Maintaining a website

  • Pre-Launch Checklist: Ensuring all elements are in place and functioning before going live.
  • Publishing Your Website: Choosing a hosting provider and domain name, and uploading your site.
  • Website Testing: Cross-browser and device testing to ensure compatibility.
  • Ongoing Maintenance: Regular updates, backups, and security checks.
  • Analytics and Feedback: Using tools to monitor site performance and user engagement for continuous improvement.

Module 10 : Introduction to UX Design

  • Understanding User Needs
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Persona Development
  • User Scenarios
  • Journey Mapping

Module 11 : Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Effective Communication
  • Managing Expectations
  • Collaboration Techniques
  • Feedback Handling

Module 12 : Research Techniques

  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Data Analysis
  • Usability Testing

Module 13 : Evaluation & Reporting

  • Usability Metrics
  • Analysing Feedback
  • Iterative Design
  • UX Reports
  • Stakeholder Presentations

Module 14 : Design Principles

  • Visual Hierarchy
  • Colour Theory
  • Typography
  • Layout Principles
  • Branding Strategies

Module 15 : Wireframing

  • Wireframing Tools
  • Low-Fidelity Wireframes
  • Information Architecture
  • Navigation Design
  • Iterative Testing

Module 16 : Prototyping

  • Prototype Types
  • Prototyping Tools
  • Interactive Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • Prototype Refinement

Module 17 : Presentation & Delivery

  • Presentation Skills
  • Storytelling Techniques
  • Design Documentation
  • Client Communication
  • Project Management

Module 18 : Application of UX

  • Industry Trends
  • UX Design Processes
  • Agile and Lean UX
  • Integrating UX into Development
  • Continuous Learning

Pricing

50% upfront discount for students funding the course privately

PAYMENT PLAN
R14850total payment
  • Deposit R3200
  • R2913 (4 months)

DEBIT ORDER
R14850total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1494 (8 months)

50% upfront discount for students funding the course privately

Accreditation

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

How to Study

The Intermediate Web Design Course is delivered via a cutting-edge online learning platform, blending both theoretical depth and practical application in advanced web design techniques. This program, offered by the Digital School of Marketing, is designed with a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to start at any time and move through the material at a pace that suits your schedule, all supported by extensive student assistance.

Your learning experience in intermediate web design will include:

  • Interactive Slides: Detailed presentations for each module and topic, going beyond the basics to cover advanced web design principles and techniques.
  • Custom Infographics: Visually engaging infographics designed to underscore important advanced concepts and learning goals.
  • Engaging Videos: Video materials created exclusively for this course, aimed at deepening your understanding of intermediate and advanced topics.
  • Downloadable eBooks: Comprehensive eBooks for each lesson, perfect for deeper study and reference beyond the online platform.
  • ‘Earn As You Learn’ Certificates: Earn certificates upon the completion of each module, validating your growing expertise.
  • Assessment Tools: Participate in formative assessments, multiple-choice questions, and in-depth final assessments to reinforce and test your knowledge.

Upon enrolment, you will gain:

  • Course Access Details: Personalized login credentials to access the advanced course content.
  • Ongoing Student Support: Dedicated support available throughout your course duration to assist with any queries or challenges.
  • Module Completion Certificates: Receive digital certificates for each module you successfully complete, acknowledging your progress.
  • Final Course Certificate: Obtain a comprehensive final certificate upon course completion, available in both electronic and printed formats.

This Intermediate Web Design Course is tailored for those looking to elevate their web design skills to the next level, incorporating more complex design strategies, coding techniques, and user experience considerations to prepare for professional advancement in the field of web design.

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

    Is the Intermediate Web Design Course Accredited?

    Yes, our online Intermediate Web Design Course is accredited by reputable industry bodies, ensuring it meets high educational and professional standards.


    How Long Does It Take to Complete the Intermediate Web Design Course?

    This course is designed to take between 5 to 10 months to complete, depending on your pace and availability.


    When Can I Start the Intermediate Web Design Course?

    You have the flexibility to start the course at any time that suits you best, offering year-round enrollment.


    What Career Opportunities Are Available After Completing the Intermediate Web Design Course?

    Graduates are well-prepared for roles such as web designer, UX/UI designer, front-end developer, and other positions in digital agencies, tech companies, and freelance ventures.


    Do I Receive Any Course Materials?

    All course materials are provided digitally, including interactive slides, custom infographics, engaging videos, and downloadable eBooks for each lesson.


    Where is the Course Offered?

    While our main office is located in Illovo, Sandton, the course is fully online and accessible globally, allowing you to learn from anywhere.


    Is There Any Support Available Throughout the Course?

    Yes, we provide comprehensive support Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with access to tutors and technical help to assist with your studies.


    Why Choose This Intermediate Web Design Course?

    Our course stands out due to its accreditation, flexibility in study schedules, comprehensive digital resources, and the practical, job-ready skills it imparts.


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    You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in our Intermediate Web Design Course.


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    We offer a range of payment options, including upfront payments, monthly debit orders, and flexible installment plans to suit your financial needs.


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    Debit orders are processed on the last working day of each month.


    If I Opt for a Debit Order, Will I Pay More Than the Agreed Monthly Installments?

    No, you will only be billed the agreed-upon amount each month.


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    The debit order agreement is designed to run continuously once started, but please contact us to discuss any specific circumstances.


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    Yes, we can arrange for employer sponsorship of your course fees and provide a customized quote upon request.


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    Our course is available online, allowing you to study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.


    Where is the Digital School of Marketing Head Office?

    Our head office is based in Randburg, Johannesburg. However, the marketing courses are available throughout South Africa and Internationally through online learning.


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    There is student support available from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, at the college with trained assessors and facilitators to assist you in your marketing studies. Contact our trained digital marketing assessors to assist in your marketing learning journey.


    Why choose the Digital School of Marketing?

    The Digital School of Marketing is fully accredited through the Media Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). This means that the online digital marketing courses are specially designed for the digital industry. All industry benchmarks and standards have been met. Additionally, You can start studying the Basic Digital Marketing Course anytime during the year and the courses are available throughout South Africa.


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    You have to be 17 years old to be eligible to start the Basic Digital Marketing Course, which provides the best digital marketing course in South Africa.


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    There are many payment options available at the Digital School of Marketing. We offer discounts on full payments. Debit orders are available as well as structured payment plans with installments. – Studying Digital Marketing has never been this easy!


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    The debit order runs for the Basic Digital Marketing course on the last working day of every month.


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    No. You will only be billed for the monthly course instalment.


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    No. Your debit order runs automatically after the first payment is charged.


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    Yes! – Please contact us for a customised quote for the basic digital marketing certification for your employers.


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