Website Design & Creation - Introduction

This course is designed to introduce you to the skills needed to create webpages from scratch. So if you are an aspiring Web Designer or just want to promote yourself or your interests using a website, then this is the course you will need.

Course Content

This 10 week course introduces you to the principles of web design as well as using the basic technical skills to get started with producing a website.

The topics covered are:
The principles of web design
Domain names and hosting (uploading) a website
An introduction to the NEW HTML 5 programming language
Introduction to Dreamweaver and it?s environment
Layout and create a simple web page structure
Add images and text to a webpage
Create links to email and linking web pages
Learn how to style a webpage in CSS (styling language)
Using the home page as a template
Making your first website

The last 3 weeks of the course will include Workshop time so that you can work individually with tutor support on your own project.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This is a beginners course in Web design. However, you should be computer literate and have experience of using the Internet. Familiarity with file management is essential (you must be able to create a folder and navigate through Windows Explorer) and you should be competent using the Windows graphical user interface.
Your need to be competent in English (speaking and listening and reading) as this course contains complex technical instructions.

First Class Requirements

Notepad, pen & folder for notes and handouts.
Memory stick.

Attendance Requirements

If it is unavoidable that you miss a class you must notify the tutor at the earliest time. The tutor will endeavour to help you make up for the lost time, but the responsibility for this is with the student.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is ongoing. You will complete classroom exercises which will inform you and the tutor of your progress.
The college uses a virtual learning environment (Moodle) which allows enrolled students to access the training materials remotely via the student intranet and an internet connection.

Further Study Options

Further RACC short courses:
Website Design & Creation - Intermediate
Search Engine Optimisation
Social Media for Business


Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days:
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