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Coding for the web: essential skills - Morley College, London

Coding for the web: essential skills - Morley College, London

Duration: 6 weeks

Price: £215

Contact: Pedro Diego at Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Friday 24th April 2020

About the Course

An essential course to learn skills in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for web sites and e mail campaigns. Understand the building blocks of coding, the internet and web pages. Create effective code and test it on a variety of browsers.

This course introduces you to HTML, CSS and JavaScript to produce web pages that comply with usability and accessibility requirements, and current industry web standards. The course equips you with the practical skills to be able to design and develop a richly featured website preparing you to take more confident steps into web development processes. Students will experience how to create basic web pages with HTML, including basic structuring of page content, basic formatting styles using CSS and understanding JavaScript for basic interactivity.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Understand basic principles of Web Development practices
Understand the difference between HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
Create basic web pages.
Designing with standards and accessibility in mind
Top tips for SEO.
Class format and activities
This web development training course is suitable for those who wish to acquire initial web development knowledge as a first step into web development practices. This course is also suitable for individuals with a general web development interest.
This is a practical hands-on course in which students will be using a computer, printer, web browser and text editor. We will use a range of methods to ensure that students get the most out of this course. Methods include: instructions, demonstrations, practical assignments, One-on-One Tutoring, pair working, group discussion, research and discussion. You will also receive a handout and a number of useful links to online recourses.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
Prior to attending this web development training course, students should be familiar with using personal computers with a mouse and keyboard and possess basic typing skills. You should be comfortable with using computers and have basic experience with the underlying operating system (Windows or Macintosh). Specifically, you should be able to launch (start) and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. Familiarity with web browsers would be an advantage.

What you need to know before you enrol
The Course will be taught on Apple mac computers in a bright, comfortable modern studio. It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh computers and know how to use standard menus and commands. However this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. As part of the course you will be asked to read tutorials, take notes and discuss related topics. As this is a computer-based course students will be encouraged to be aware of fatigue and eye strain and to take breaks when necessary. You may wish to revise and practise at home to reinforce what you have learned during the lesson. Information about computers and relevant software will be provided by the tutor. Many of the Art & Design studios have limited accessibility. If you have restricted mobility please contact the Art & Design Administrator before enrolling.

What you will need for your class
It would be helpful for you to bring a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes. Also recommended is a storage device such as USB Memory stick (minimum 8GB) or mini-hard drive. This is for storage of media during the course and of your work at the end. It would be beneficial to your studies if you possess the software for use at home. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software. Your tutor can advise you on how to apply for this.

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