University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

Web Design online short course

Receive a certificate of completion upon successfully completing the course.

Course overview

It has been said that your website is like a “virtual handshake”, helping you create an immediate and powerful first impression. This highly practical 10-week short course introduces you to the field of web design, teaching you the key principles involved in creating a well-planned, aesthetically pleasing and ultimately effective website. Learn basic skills in HTML, Javascript and CSS to optimally design for the web. The course culminates in the completion of a 4-page website of your own creation.

Is this course for you?

The UCT Web Design online short course is right for you if:

  • You are looking to learn the fundamental skills you need to be able to design your very own website from scratch, whether for personal or professional pursuit
  • You are looking to update and diversify your digital design skills, making you more attractive to employers
  • You’d like step-by-step instructions and the opportunity to ask questions if you get stuck while designing your website, from an industry expert
  • You want to add web design skills to your CV and potentially explore starting a business that offers web design services
What will you learn?

Over this 10-week course, you’ll be guided through the process of conceptualising, planning and designing a fully functional website.

Orientation module Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
Module 1 Introduction to web design
Module 2 Web hosting options and design tools
Module 3 Planning your website: Content and structure
Module 4 Working with images
Module 5 Visualising your website: Colour, images, fonts and layout
Module 6 Basics of HTML, HTML5 and CSS
Module 7 Coding with HTML5 and CSS
Module 8 Advanced CSS, Javascript and trends in web design
Module 9 Creating and publishing your website
Module 10 Testing and maintaining your website


Course at a glance
Course starts: 4 July 2016
Registrations close: 28 June 2016
Course fees: R13,500
Course starts: 5 September 2016
Course fees: R13,500

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