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Web Design

The course enables anybody who has an interest in web design to easily build their own web presence while learning how the various technologies fit together, whether they are doing it for business or to simply claim their space on the World Wide Web where they can store their photographs for everyone to see.

If you’ve always wondered how HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) works or what FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is, you’ll love this course. It explains both of those terms and much, much more in simple, common sense language, and demystifies the ethereal world “out there” beyond your router or modem. Better still, this fantastic course requires no previous experience, just a passion for the subject!

Since the Internet became a viable communication medium just 20 or so years ago, it has taken on global significance in every professional walk of life, and in every aspect of our private and domestic lives. It’s true to say that children can’t be educated without knowledge of the Internet today, and virtually all the systems we use and take for granted, from reheating food in a microwave to doing our shopping online are almost wholly dependent on computers and computing power . . . . . and how to effectively use the Internet.

Suitability - Who should attend?

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Training Course Content

Unit 1: The internet.

  • What is the Internet?.
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Connections.
  • The History of the Internet
  • World Wide Web.
  • Web Browsers.
  • Installing a Browser.
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • Browsing the web.

Unit 2: Email communications.

  • Setting up an email account
  • Mail Servers.
  • Mail Sending Process.
  • Using Email
  • Email Formats.

Unit 3: Web Page Basics.

  • What is HTML?.
  • HTML Basics.
  • Page Layout

Unit 4: Navigation.

  • Navigation.
  • Hyperlinks.
  • Linking to other Web Pages.
  • The Target Attribute.
  • Hyperlink Colours.
  • Menus.
  • Hotspots.

Unit 5: Planning a Website.

  • Planning a Website.

Unit 6: CSS.

  • An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets.
  • What is a Stylesheet?.
  • Cascading Style Sheet Rules.
  • The Selector.
  • Property and Value.
  • Where to put your styles.
  • Inline Style Sheets.
  • Embedded Style Sheets.
  • External Style Sheets.
  • How to use CSS Class and ID Selectors.
  • Using Class Selectors.
  • CSS and Fonts.
  • Font Colours.
  • Hexadecimal values.
  • RGB values.
  • Font Size with CSS.
  • Font Style, Font Weight, Font Variant
  • Image Types.
  • GIF Images.
  • JPEG..
  • Inserting images into a web page.
  • Absolute Referencing.
  • Relative Referencing.
  • Image Attributes.
  • The ALT Attribute.
  • Height and Width Attributes.
  • The USEMAP Attribute.
  • CSS Image Borders.
  • The Background CSS Property.
  • Background Images and Background Positions.
  • A Simple One Column Layout with HTML5.

Unit 7: Tables.

  • HTML Tables and the TABLE tags.
  • The Table Tags.
  • Table Attributes.
  • Row Height and Row Width.
  • The ROWSPAN and COLSPAN Attributes.
  • HTML tables: cell alignment, colours, images.
  • Using Images in Tables.
  • HTML5 Tables.

Unit 8: Forms.

  • HTML Form Elements – The Form Tags.
  • The Form Tag.
  • Form Elements.
  • Text boxes, Submit and Reset Buttons.
  • Styling Form Buttons.
  • Formatting Textboxes with CSS.
  • JavaScript Alert Boxes.
  • Labels, Text areas.
  • Option Buttons, Check Boxes, List Boxes.
  • Password Boxes, The Hidden Element

Unit 9: Dreamweaver.

Unit 10: Uploading your website to the internet.

  • Websites and Domain Names.
  • What to look for when buying Web Space.
  • Search Engine Optimisation.
  • Submitting your site to search engines.
  • Pay Per Click Advertising.
  • Sitemaps.

Course delivery details

Flexible Study - when you want, where you want.

We will dispatch your course the same day if ordered before 2pm. Should your order be placed after this time we will post the next business day. For students enrolled on an online-only programme, you will receive access to your course materials within 24 hours of purchase.

By providing us with your mobile phone number, you consent to us passing this on to our Courier, who will notify you by SMS of the delivery time of your course materials. Your number will not be forwarded to any other parties by either ourselves or the Courier.


Monthly Subscription Plans

We have a number of innovative subscription plans available to sort all budgets and support needs.

Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies

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Distance Learning Plus

Distance Learning Plus has helped over 45,000 students achieve success across a range of over 100 distance learning courses. With subjects ranging from Dog Grooming to Quality Assurance, we have a wide, and constantly updated portfolio of courses to choose...

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