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Web Design Training

Before the course I felt quite bemused & uninterested by web design but I feel very inspired by today. Tomorrow I start building my own website... Thank you.

Liz Hill - SkiBound Ltd

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Whether you know how to click the buttons but need help with the principles of good web design, or you are a newcomer to web design and want to learn the rules before you start to design, this is the web design training course for you.

Get the Basics Right

We've been running web design courses since 1999 - and the web has changes immeasurably since then.

Just now - mobile is the biggest thing to happen to web design in the last decade, and our new Responsive Web Design course is designed to bring experienced designers up to speed with the latest standards and design principles.

However - we also continue to update this ever-popular 2-day Introduction to Web Design course. The basic principles of web design need to be covered before the bells and whistles - and this comprehensive 1-day course encourages web design beginners to think about their users, their site structure, colours, fonts and navigation elements before they start building and getting carried away with the latest technologies.

There's always something to be said for sitting down and planning things on paper before you start to design - our trainers are all highly experienced web designers working in the industry right now - so you can be sure everything you learn is at the leading edge of current web standards.

We also provide in-company Web Design courses. Call +44 (0)1273 622272 to discuss.

Course Objectives

This course will give delegates the skills to:

  • Create basic web pages and sites
  • Understand elements of design with regard to the web
  • Get to grips with necessary functionality elements

Course Feedback

I'm really pleased that I did the courses, especially the web design course which in some part helped me secure a new job. It's made HTML and CSS a lot more understandable... just got to put it into practice now!

Simon Smith

I really enjoyed the Web Design and Dreamweaver training I did last month and the HTML course last week. I felt the tutors I had were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and patient (important with technical things as it is very easy to feel confused and then a bit intimidated) and the atmosphere was very friendly overall. The tutors were really careful not to use technical jargon or acronyms and to never go too fast until all the class have caught up. They managed the different levels in the class very well, supporting those that were a little behind and needed extra help while simultaneously setting other tasks for those that were faster. The resources they recommended as we went where very helpful and the course notes were excellent.

Melanie Dearing

Web Design Training Course Content

Planning A Web Site

  • How to plan your site
  • Mapping the site
  • Chunking information

Basic web design principles

  • The good the bad and the ugly
  • Structuring and Site Navigation
  • The limitations of html

Common web page elements

  • Headers and footers
  • Navigation bars
  • Back buttons

Typography for the web

  • Limits
  • Tips
  • Typefaces for the Web


  • What is e-commerce?
  • How to set up an online shop
  • Options
  • Shopping carts – what to look for
  • Taking payment online – options
  • Creating an online shop in Dreamweaver

Working With Images

  • Optimising files
  • Gifs and Jpegs

File formats, image compression & Formatting your pages

  • Printable areas
  • Browser compatibility issues

Getting your customers to come back

Domains and Hosting

  • What to consider when choosing a hosting company/registrar: Will I require database connectivity/cgi? How many mailboxes will I need?
  • Buying domain names & web space
  • Pointing your domain to your site & DNS Settings
  • FTP

Web 2.0

  • What is Web 2.0 and why should you be interested?
  • Web 2.0 Design style considerations
  • Web 2.0 Technology – AJAX, CSS
  • Community building – Blogs, Forums, RSS News
  • Web 2.0 site creation tools; WordPress, Blogger


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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    Web Design Training

  2. Duration

    2 Days

  3. Price Starting From

    £1,314.00 + VAT

Upcoming Dates

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those without a technical background who want to gain a basic understanding of web design and its components. 

Perfect as a first step onto the ladder before learning the more complex aspects of coding and web languages.

Our HTML5 & CSS3 Course is the ideal follow-up courses to give you a more well-rounded, in-depth knowledge of web design.