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Course Description

Intermediate Web Design

The Intermediate Web Design course will help students understand the various elements of WordPress and equip them with the necessary skill sets to create a customized WordPress website. This course was designed to help students who already have a basic level understanding of website design. Students in this course will be using WordPress only to design their websites. Students will also use GoDaddy to obtain domain names and hosting. By the end of the course, students will have developed a WordPress website and will be able to navigate through the back-end and front-end of the WordPress platform.

Course Outline

The Intermediate Web Design course will help students understand and use the various elements of WordPress to create a customized WordPress website. This course is for students who already have a basic understanding of creating websites and web page design. Students will also use GoDaddy to obtain domain names and a hosting service. By the end of the course, students will have developed a WordPress website and will be able to navigate through the back-end and front-end of the WordPress platform.

Technology Requirements:

1) Accessible computer with high-speed internet connection.

2) Must be able to connect to class meetings through Zoom.

3) Access to the web browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.

4) Must be able to purchase a domain and web hosting with GoDaddy for wordpress.org DURING the course. (Approximate cost: $15)

Learner Outcomes

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand what Wordpress is and know basic Wordpress terminology
  • Be familiar with design elements & current design/advertising/marketing trends (visual hierarchy, call to action, typography, layout, color, images, etc.)
  • Be able to purchase a domain and web hosting with Wordpress
  • Understand how to research, brainstorm ideas and create sitemaps and wireframes for their websites
  • Understand all the settings within the back-end Wordpress menu tabs (ex: dashboard, posts, portfolio, galleries, media, pages, comments, contact, appearance, plugins, users, tools, settings) 
  • Know how to choose a theme and able to customize text, images and plugins, edit pages, create/add in custom graphics, add social media links and navigate through Wordpress page builders
  • Create a landing, home, about and contact page
  • Create and manage a blog page, set-up and manage an online shop (Woo-Commerce plugin via Wordpress), create an image gallery/portfolio, add testimonials, etc.
  • Be able to purchase, set-up, design and create a professional, working website using Wordpress.org
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