Our classes in computers and web design help artists combine their artistic and technical talents to develop practical skills in high demand. Basic web classes introduce you to the steps to effective web design and the use of HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks to construct a site. Basic design classes focus on core principles and methods, typography, and the use of color in digital design. Learn how to use Photoshop to enhance pictures, Illustrator to create graphics, Flash to develop web animations, and InDesign to put them all together with text. Master the use of WordPress to design a traditional-looking site and manage its content. Our instructors are successful designers with experience in teaching others how to use computers to create good web designs. Capitalize on your talents and enhance your skills by enrolling in one of their classes today.
Explore the planning and design phase of creating a user-focused website. This course provides the steps to take before you build your websi... More »
Enhance the look and feel of your website using cascading style sheets for formatting web pages. Study correct style sheet syntax and how to... More »
Study the current guidelines and requirements for making a website accessible to users with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation ... More »
Apply advanced CSS techniques to enhance the appearance and usability of your website. Learn how to create vertical and horizontal navigatio... More »
If you build it, will they come? This class will outline what you can do to help people find your website. Discover the steps you can take t... More »
Use proven methods to evaluate the success of your website and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Apply relevant data to streamline your... More »
This class focuses on optimizing graphics for effective and efficient presentation on a website. Optimization techniques include selecting a... More »
Getting started with a new training program can be a challenge because you may not have enough information to decide your first step. Find a... More »
WordPress is a free and open source online application used by professional designers to create websites. Though it is commonly used to writ... More »
This course is designed for writers who want to learn how to write effective web content. Students will learn how to focus on the reader, se... More »
This course is designed for artists interested in color theory fundamentals and the practical application of color in graphic design. Learn ... More »
This course is designed as an introduction to web page scripting for the designer. Students will learn how and when web page scripting is us... More »
Designed for students who have taken at least two web design classes, this session will help you determine next steps and plan your path to ... More »
HTML gives you the building blocks to create your own web pages in this hands-on course. Use these blocks to create a basic web page with te... More »
Build on the skills learned in the HTML: Level 1 and CSS: Level 1 classes to develop more advanced web pages. You'll explore additional feat... More »
Skilled web designers are adept at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of r... More »
This course introduces Adobe's HTML 5 authoring tool for creating interactive and animated web content. Create web content that displays con... More »
Practice authoring interactive media and Web applications using HTML5 and its canvas tag. This project based course would begin with simple ... More »
Create a dynamic website using WordPress and cloud hosting. WordPress a powerful blogging platform that runs more the 10% of all web sites ... More »
Illustrator is a powerful vector illustration tool used to create artwork for the Web and print media. Topics: creating and editing shapes, ... More »
InDesign is the benchmark tool for producing print-based brochures, flyers, business cards, or newsletters at your home or office. Topics in... More »
Photoshop offers an impressive array of tools for editing digital photos, scanned photographs and creating photorealistic images. This is an... More »
This course builds on the basic skills covered in the Photoshop: Level 1 class. Topics: using Adobe Bridge, processing images with camera ra... More »
Illustrator is a vector-drawing environment for creating graphics that scale across media. Capture your vision with shapes, color, effects, ... More »
In this project-based course, you will use Dreamweaver’s tools to create a website. Topics: setting up the Dreamweaver environment, defini... More »
This boot-camp style, project-based class simulates the work of the design team in implementing user experience design principles when plann... More »
This last required class in the Web Design Certificate Program helps prepare students for their final presentation. Combine all the elements... More »
Discover the basic concepts of Flash for design and development of media. Learn how to use drawing tools, import images, create vector graph... More »
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