Gain the theoretical and technical knowledge to best organize information for a variety of audiences and websites

Designed For
Individuals interested in entering into the web development industry. Graphic designers, multimedia designers and marketing professionals who want to increase their expertise in the area of web design. Anyone who wants to keep up with this rapidly changing industry.
Dates
January 8 - March 18, 2018
Delivery
Online, Instructor-led
Cost
$650 (+ $60 registration fee) per course
$2600 for the full four-course certificate
Length
Ten Weeks 
Average of three hours of coursework each week
Units
30 hours
3.0 Continuing Education Units
Prerequisites
Must be familiar with using computers and web browsers
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197

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Web design differs in many ways from print design, making it important to be able to create and utilize elements on your website which are optimized specifically for the web.

This online Web Design Principles course will give you a strong understanding of information and graphic design for the web/screen environment. From graphic size and resolution to color space and element layout, graphic design for the web is purposeful.

Thoughtful web designers recognize that information is only as good as its accessibility. Effective information design allows users to find and understand content as efficiently as possible. 

In this course, you will build technical skills from HTML/XML and scripting to embedding rich media and understanding database connectivity. Topics include:

  • The psychology and purpose of colors
  • How to create wireframes based off of a website's specific requirements
  • How to analyze the effectiveness of different types of graphics, both image-based and text-based
  • How to organize content in a number of ways to find the optimal path for specific site users
  • About different audience analysis
  • Content organization and information accessibility
  • How to optimize a page layout and what's needed for aesthetic styling

The course finishes by teaching you how to take content not originally intended for the web and re-purpose it so it is web-appropriate.

This course is part of the Web Development and Coding Certificate, which includes:

  1. Web Design Principles​
  2. Introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript Programming​​
  3. Web Graphics with Photoshop​​​
  4. PHP and MySQL
  • Understand the importance of the web as a medium of communication
  • Understand the principles of creating an effective web page, including an in-depth consideration of information architecture.
  • Become familiar with graphic design principles that relate to web design and learn how to implement these theories into practice
  • Develop skills in analyzing the usability of a web site
  • Learn the language of the web: HTML and CSS
  • Be able to embed social media content into web pages
  • Implement and understand how to interpret basic web analytics
  • Kevin Hanegan

    Predictive Analytics Training Instructor

    Kevin Hanegan, B.S., is the author of 4 programming books: Building State-of-the-Art Web Pages, Custom CGI Scripting with Perl, Practical Guide to Curl, and Building Solutions with the Decision Site Analytics Platform. He has worked for a variety of software companies, universities, and corporate training centers as a course developer, trainer and consultant. He currently is Vice President of Knowledge and Learning at Qlik.