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Cracking the Code of Web Design: Introduction to Coding For Websites

Cracking the Code of Web Design: Introduction to Coding For Websites

Course Features

  • Modules 9
  • Quizzes 7
  • Duration 9 Weeks
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 20
  • Certificate Yes
  • Practical Assignments

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Start Date Option 1:
Course starts:
19 December 2016 (9 weeks)
Registrations close:
12 December 2016 (9 weeks)

Start Date Option 2:
Course starts:
13 March 2017 (9 weeks)
Registrations close:
6 March 2017

Course fees: R10 500.00
Introductory special: R7 035.00

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Cracking the Code of Web Design

Introduction to Coding For Websites Online Short Course

Welcome to our Foundations of Coding course! Website development is an ever-expanding field, and the demand for knowledgeable coders is increasing daily.

Our short course will equip you with the fundamental skills that you need to code in HTML and CSS. If HTML is the bricks-and-mortar structure of a house, then CSS is the paint, curtains and other finishes that make it beautiful!

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to code your own Web page using the latest version of HTML to structure your data, and CSS to position and style it.



In this course

Module 0

Orientation Module

Module 1

HTML5 data structuring fundamentals

  • What is HTML5?
  • The difference between a Website and a Web page
  • Anatomy of a HTML5 syntax
  • HTML document structure
  • Elements, Attributes, Entities, Comments
  • Browsers
Module 2

HTML5 structural elements

  • Web page layout using HTML5 structural elements
  • div, header, nav, section and footer elements
Module 3

Styling and positioning with CSS3

  • The role of CSS in the styling and positioning of structured data
  • How to style and position HTML5 structural elements
  • CSS selectors
Module 4

CSS box model and float theory

  • The CSS3 box model and float theory
  • Applying the box model and float theory to HTML5 structural elements
Module 5

Adding content to a Web page and styling it

  • Headers
  • Paragraphs
  • Links
  • Lists (ordered, unordered)
  • Images
Module 6

Tables

  • Coding HTML tables
  • Merging cells vertically and horizontally
  • Coding HTML tables with cells spanning across columns and rows
  • Styling tables with CSS
  • Identify tables, rows and cells uniquely
  • CSS code for styling tables
Module 7

Responsive Page Layout

  • Responsive web design
Module 8

Wrap Up

  • Reflecting on the learning experience


Meet your online course lecturer

Jacques Roux has been lecturing web languages at CityVarsity for the past 16 years. He developed and teaches the full-time programme in New Media Development. Jacques has an MA in Social Sciences and is currently a doctoral candidate in Computer Science, where he is combining his passion for coding with his interest in human nature. His research focuses on semantic annotation through data serialisation for better intent recognition by semantic search algorithms.


Meet your academic advisor

Each CityVarsity Online course is assigned their own academic advisor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their online learning experience.

The Academic Adviser who is assigned to Cracking the code of web design: Introduction to Coding For Websites, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Academic Adviser to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects of the course. As a complimentary online service, students are contacted by their Academic Adviser over the phone or by email.


The need for this course:  Website Design

The dynamic and ever-expanding digital economy has plenty of room for people with coding skills. The coding basics of Website Design taught in this course will give you the satisfaction of creating a unique website from scratch while developing your logical, problem-solving and digital literacy skills.

 

Course Introduction
Welcome to our Foundations of Coding course! Website development is an ever-expanding field, and the demand for knowledgeable coders is increasing daily. Our short course will equip you with the fundamental skills you need to code in HTML and CSS. If HTML is the bricks-and-mortar structure of a house, then CSS is the paint, curtains and other finishes that make it beautiful! By the end of the course, you’ll be able to code your own Web page using the latest version of HTML to structure your data, and CSS to position and style it. City Varsity Online.