IBAT College Diploma in Web Design

A ten-week, online learning journey: from the fundamentals of modern web design with HTML5 and CSS3 to building and deploying your personal portfolio website.

NEW   Live tutorials every Wednesday evening 6:30-9pm on Google Meet.

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Web Design Diploma: Marking Scheme and Grades.

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Starting Out, Setting Up

Choosing a web browser for web designers and web developers

Working with Web Browsers

Installing and customising the web browsers most commonly used by web designers and web developers.

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Creating an account for web hosting on GitHub

Web Hosting on GitHub

Creating a free GitHub account, choosing a website name and setting up a repository for hosting your web pages.

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Installing and customising Visual Studio Code for web designers

Working with VS Code

Installing and customising the free Microsoft Visual Studio Code app for creating web pages and stylesheets.

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Web Design Fundamentals

Introduction to HTML Files

About HTML Files

Understanding the basic structure of an HTML file and recognising the elements commonly found in the <head> section.

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Working with HTML files

Working with HTML

Adding HTML text formatting tags for headings and paragraphs, and bold and italics.

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About with CSS files

About CSS Files

Understanding a CSS stylesheet, and recognising the most commonly used CSS properties in web design.

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Working with CSS files

Working with CSS

Linking a stylesheet to a web page, and updating the style rules to change the visual appearance of a web page.

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Colours and Web Design

Colours in Web Design

Colours and Web Design

Learning about the web colour systems, and applying CSS properties for setting text and background colours.

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Images and Web Design

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Introduction to Images

Understanding popular image formats used on web pages, and discovering sources of free-to-use images.

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Working with Images

Inserting images in a web page, and styling images with drop shadow and rounded corner effects.

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Text and Typography

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Working with Google Fonts

Linking your web pages to Google Fonts and formatting text elements by adding Google Font names to your stylesheets.

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Responsive Web Design

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Media Queries

Adding media queries to a CSS file so that web page elements resize according to the viewport width.

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Fluid Typography

Applying the fluid typographic equation to scale font sizes responsively according to the viewport width.

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The Box Model

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Semantic Design

Exploring the main visual elements of a web page and how they are implemented with semantic tags in HTML5.

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The Box Model

Exploring the ‘box model’ concept and understanding the CSS properties of padding, borders and margins.

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Working with Panels

Using the box model principles to create and style small, visually attractive panels of content in a web page.

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Hero Blocks

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Hero Blocks with Text

Designing an above-the-fold hero block with animated text and various background colours.

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Hero Blocks with Images

Designing a hero block with various background image options including tinted overlays.

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Hero Blocks with Videos

Designing a hero block with a background video that plays in a continuous loop and includes a tinted overlay.

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Web Design Projects

Project: Web Agency

Vincent van Gogh

A summary of the life and work of artist Vincent van Gogh with an embedded and responsive video from YouTube.

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Project: Web Agency

Snazzy Fashion

A website for a fashion retailer with a background video, multiple sections and Line Awesome icons.

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Project: Smooth Smoothies

Smooth Smoothies

A website for a smoothie outlet with on-load animations and images with transparent backgrounds.

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Project: Smooth Smoothies

Crypto Wallet

A dark-themed responsive single-page website for a fictitious crypto wallet.

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Project: Smooth Smoothies

Hero Gallery

A gallery of hero block elements with split-screen layouts and duotone images.

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Working with Hyperlinks

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Introduction to Hyperlinks

Understanding the difference between absolute and relative hyperlinks, and adding hyperlinks to sample web pages.

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Internal Hyperlinks

Creating a Wikipedia-style web page navigation system with a smooth-scrolling visual effect.

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Styling Hyperlinks with CSS

Applying CSS style rules such as text colours, borders and transitions to hyperlink states.

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Portfolio Website

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Personal Website

Creating your personal portfolio website with four pages.

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Setting Up Google Analytics

Monitoring your website visitors by adding a unique tracking code to your web pages.

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Privacy Messages

Creating a ‘pop-up’ cookie consent message to include in your web pages.

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Serverless Forms

Using forms with GitHub Pages by registering for a third-party online form processing service such as Formspree.

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Working with Menus

Creating desktop menus ('navbars') and mobile ('flyout' or 'off-canvas') for web pages.

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