Introduction to Web Design and HTML Tags
In this course, students will learn the basics of designing and developing a web site. We'll take a
look at design issues specific to web-based presentations, learn web page layout, effective. We
examine some of the how-to's, in's, out's and pitfalls of using graphics, color and fonts on web
pages as well as working with tables and CSS.
Introduction to CSS
Understand the benefits of using website analytics
HTML was not intended to be a graphic design tool. It was set up as a simple way to display text in a
browser, rather like a word processor displays text on a page. Tags were added over the years in order
to add a bit of colour and life into the basic white page (actually, grey at first). So along came things
like images, tables, frames, and forms. These could all be presented on the page using straight HTML
Introduction to Images
GIF Images (stands for Graphics Interchange Format, The number of colours in your image is capped
at 256 colours)
JPEG Images ( It stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, and allows you to have images with
more than 256 colours.)
Introduction to Hyperlinks
Hyperlinks are the backbone of the Web. They provide a means to connect one piece of information (a
web page, for example) to another piece of information. If you have designed two web pages, a
hyperlink will provide a way to jump from one page to the other. If you have one long web page, a
hyperlink can be used as a bookmark to help people jump from one part of the page to another, and
Introduction to HTML Tables and Table Tags
Tables were introduced to HTML as a way to make textual data look more presentable on the screen.
Things like statistics could be presented in neat rows and columns, making them easier to read.
Tables can also be used for web pages layouts, but the practice is now frowned upon. Some people
even have a pathological hatred for layouts using tables. Don't let this put you off, however. Using
tables for layouts can actually be easier than using CSS!
Introduction to Forms
HTML Forms are used to select different kinds of user input.
HTML forms are used to pass data to a server.
An HTML form can contain input elements like text fields, checkboxes, radio-buttons, submit buttons
and more. A form can also contain select lists, textarea, fieldset, legend, and label elements.
A database management system (DBMS) is the software which controls the storage, retrieval,
deletion, security, and integrity of data within a database. An RDBMS is a DBMS which manages a
relational database. A relational database stores data in tables. Tables are organized into columns, and
each column stores one type of data (integer, real number, character strings, date, …). The data for a
single “instance” of a table is stored as a row.
developers must learn:
Web Programming (Server side scripting language)
The capabilities of the Internet have been enhanced and extended by using programming languages
with HTML. These languages have been responsible for the dynamic and interactive nature of the
Net. New languages and language extensions are being developed to increase the usability of the
Getting your site on the internet
To get your site on the internet you're going to need some web space. For most people, and certainly
beginners, this means something called Shared Hosting. What you're basically doing here is renting a
folder on somebody else's server. That "somebody else" will be a Web Hosting company who either
own the servers themselves or are acting as a middleman for the company that owns the server (called