Web Design – 4 month

This is CodeSimba’s accelerated Web Design course, perfect for students ages 10+.

Web Design is great for kids who want to investigate how websites are made and offers opportunities for kids to be creative in building their own sites!  Our 4-month program will take students (ages 10+) through the basics of HTML (Hyper-text Markup Language) and onto a more advanced styling tool, CSS.  

We understand kids, so we understand that each one is different and has a different learning style and pace.  Our instructors are experts at working with diverse ability levels and backgrounds.  

CodeSimba is passionate about making our courses accessible to every child, and our billing system reflects that.  We understand that commitments change and that life can be unpredictable. The curriculum below lists the content that will be covered over 4 month course starting September, 2020.

This course introduces students to basic web development using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The course does not require any prior knowledge of HTML or web development. Throughout the course students are introduced to planning and designing effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS; enhancing web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, images, and multimedia; and producing a functional, multi-page website.

The course outline provides a summary of the topics that can be used as a guide when progressing through the course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand HTML web page elements
  • Know how to write HTML code
  • Understand and apply effective web design principles
  • Enhance web pages using text formatting, color, graphics, images, and multimedia
  • Incorporate forms into web pages
  • Understand and apply CSS to format web page elements
  • Plan, design, and publish a multi-page website

Students should have a general background in using a computer, managing files, and a basic knowledge of the Internet. Students should also be able to navigate to and within a website using a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Students do not need to purchase any software for this course.

Course Details

Getting Started With Web Page Design

  • The Language of the Web
  • Building Your First Web Page

Web Planning & Design

  • Planning a Website
  • Basic Web Design Principles

Web Page Basics

  • The Structure of a Web Page
  • Working With Basic Page Elements
  • Working With Comments & Special Characters

Working with Lists

  • Unordered Lists
  • Ordered Lists
  • Definition Lists

Working with Links

  • Relative & Absolute Links
  • Opening a Web Page in a New Browser Window

Working with Images

  • Working With Images – Part 1
  • Working With Images – Part 2

Working with Tables

  • Defining Basic Tables
  • Enhancing Tables Using rowspan & colspan

Working with Forms

  • Working With Basic Form Elements
  • HTML5 Form Controls

Working with Multimedia

  • Linking to Audio & Video
  • Embedding Audio & Video

CSS – Part 1

  • Introduction to CSS
  • CSS Selectors
  • Specifying Fonts & Font Sizes
  • More CSS Text Styling Properties
  • Styling Color With CSS

CSS – Part 2

  • Styling Lists With CSS
  • Styling Forms With CSS
  • Styling Images With CSS
  • Styling Tables With CSS
  • Styling Links With CSS

Page Layout Techniques

  • Fixed Width Page Layouts
  • Liquid Page Layouts

Going Live With Your Website

  • Uploading Your Site to a Web Server