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CIW Web Design Specialist

The Web Design Specialist course (formerly titled Design Methodology and Technology) teaches you how to design and publish Web sites. General topics include Web Site Development Essentials (such as the site development p... Show More
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No prior experience using the Internet, developing Web pages or configuring networks is necessary. However, st... Show More
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Course Price (ILT)

* incl. VAT

5 Days

Course Content

1D0-520: CIW Web Design Specialist

Overview of Web Design Concepts
Web Technology
The Nature of the Web
Web Design Concepts
New Technologies
Evaluating Your XHTML Skills

Web Development Teams
Web Teams and Tasks
Web Project Management
Web Project Collaboration
Your Web Design Portfolio
Your Web Design Business

Web Project Management Fundamentals
Web Project Management Phases
Project Documentation and

Web Site Development Process
Bottom-Up Approach to Web
Understanding the Business
Defining a Web Site Vision
From Vision to Strategy
Web Site Specifications
The Metaphor
Mystery Meat Navigation
The Mindmapping Process
Creating a Web Site Wireframe
Creating a Web Page Wireframe

Web Page Layout and Elements
Web Users and Site Design
Effective Web Page Layout
Branding and the Web
Color and Web Design
Fonts and Web Design

Web Site Usability and Accessibility
Audience Usability and Accessibility
Defining Usability
Web Site Usability Testing
Web Page Accessibility

Browsers and Navigation
Browsers and Design
Browser Adoption
Major, Minor and Alternative
Creating Aliases with TinyURL
Utilizing CAPTCHA

Navigation Concepts
Why Is Navigation Critical?
Primary and Secondary Navigation
Navigation Hierarchy
Site Structure, URLs and File
Familiar Navigation Conventions
Guided Navigation
Navigation Action Plan

Web Graphics
Web Site Images
Digital Imaging Concepts
Raster vs. Vector Graphics
Graphics Applications
Image File Formats
Creating and Optimizing Images
Essential Graphic Design Concepts

Multimedia and the Web
Multimedia and Web Sites
Current Multimedia Capabilities
Animation and the Web
Audio and the Web
Video and the Web
Goals of a Multimedia Site
Multimedia Site Design Basics
User Interaction
Selecting Multimedia Elements

Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development
Ethics and Law in Web
Ethical Issues and the Web
Legal Issues and the Web

HTML and the Evolution of Markup
Function of Markup Languages
SGML: A Short History
What Is HTML?
HTML Goals
The HTML Standard
HTML 1.0 and 2.0
HTML 3.0 and 3.2
HTML 4.0 and 4.01
Separating Format from Structure
Extensible HTML (XHTML)
Reference Sites for Web Developers

What Is XML?
XML Goals
What Is an XML Document?
Rules for Well-Formed XML
HTML Transition to XML
What Is XHTML?
Applying a Single Standard

Web Page Structure — Tables and Framesets
Creating Structure with X/HTML
Diagramming a Basic X/HTML
Borderless Web Page Structure
X/HTML Frames and Framesets
The X/HTML Tag
The X/HTML Tag
Targeting Hyperlinks in X/HTML

TagCascading Style Sheets
Style Sheets
Cascading Style Sheets
Defining and Using Styles
Changeable Style Attributes
Style Guides
Changes from CSS1 to CSS2
Page Layout with CSS
The CSS Box Model
Document Flow and Positioning
CSS Positioning Schemes

Site Content and Metadata
Written Web Site Content
Internet Marketing and Search
Engine Optimization (SEO)
TheTag and Document
TheTag and Search
TheTag and Delayed File

Site Development with Microsoft Expression Web 3 — Introduction
The Transition from FrontPage
Microsoft Expression Web 3
Expression Web Views
Expression Web Menus and
Opening Web Sites and Files in
Expression Web
Developing W3C-Compliant Code
with Expression Web

Site Development with Expression Web 3 — Basic Features
Page Layout Options in Expression
Creating a New Web Site Using
Expression Web
Page Layout with CSS
Inserting Images with Expression
Creating Hyperlinks with
Expression Web
Creating Image Maps with
Expression Web
Creating Navigation Bars Using
Expression Web’s Dynamic Web
Pasting Formatted Text with
Expression Web
Pasting X/HTML content with
Expression Web

Site Development with Expression Web 3 — Advanced Features
Expression Web Styles
Adding Interactivity to Web Pages
Creating Web Forms with
Expression Web
Connecting to Databases
Expression Web Reports
Options for Replacing Old Webbots

Site Development with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 — Introduction
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
Dreamweaver Layout Options

Site Development with Dreamweaver CS5 — Basic Features
Page Layout in Dreamweaver
Creating Image Maps in
Creating Templates in
Importing Content in Dreamweaver

Site Development with Dreamweaver CS5 — Advanced Features
Rollover Images in Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Web Forms
Dreamweaver Behaviors
Dreamweaver Assets and Library
Editing X/HTML in Dreamweaver
Jump Menus in Dreamweaver
Site Search Forms in Dreamweaver
Adobe Exchange

Creating Web Pages Using Open-Source Tools
Open-Source GUI Editors
GUI HTML Editors vs. Text Editors
Open-Source Text Editors
Creating a Static Web Page
Using Templates
Checking Spelling

Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS5
Adobe Fireworks CS5
Creating an Image Document in
Adding Text to Images in Fireworks
Cropping Images in Fireworks
Image Layers in Fireworks
Image States in Fireworks
Transparent Images in Fireworks
Image Slices in Fireworks

Multimedia with Adobe Flash Professional CS5
The History of Flash
Flash Technology Features
Developing with Flash
Flash Shapes
Color and Fills in Flash
Multimedia with Flash Professional
CS5 — Timeline, Layers, Symbols
and Buttons
Flash Timeline
Flash Layers
Saving and Publishing Flash Movies
Flash Symbols
Flash Buttons
Customizing the Flash Library

Multimedia with Flash Professional CS5 — Tweens
Flash Tweens
Motion Tweens in Flash
Shape Tweens in Flash
Tweening Text in Flash

Multimedia with Flash Professional CS5 — Movie Clips
Flash Movie Clips
Adding Sound to Flash Files
Adding Flash Movies to X/HTML
Testing for the Flash Player Plug-In

Multimedia with Flash Professional CS5 — ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses
Flash ActionScript
Mask Layers in Flash
Using SWF and SVG Files on the
Flash and Accessibility

JavaScript and DHTML Fundamentals
Why Script?
JavaScript and Common
Programming Concepts
What Is JavaScript?
JavaScript vs. Other Languages
Embedding JavaScript into
Using JavaScript to Communicate
with the User
JavaScript Functions
Using JavaScript for Browser
Dynamic HTML (DHTML)

Plug-Ins and Java Applets
Plug-In Technology
Plug-In Installation
Adobe Shockwave and Flash
Adobe Reader
RealNetworks RealPlayer
Rich Media Content
Creating a Downloadable File
Introduction to Java
Java Applets
Applets and Animation
Applet Authoring Tools and

HTTP Servers and Web Applications
What Is an HTTP Server?
Accessing Servers and Services
Basic HTTP Server Administration
Server-Side Technologies
Web Servers and Cookies
Enabling, Disabling and Deleting
Setting Cookie Files
XML and Web Applications
Syndicated Feeds

Web Design and Databases
Database Anatomy
Database Queries
Database Management System
Connecting Web Pages to
Database Tools, Products and

Web Site Publishing and Maintenance
Web Site Testing
Web Site Publishing
Web Site Hosting
Web Publishing with an FTP Client
Web Publishing with Expression
Web Publishing with Dreamweaver
Comparing Web Publishing Tools
Maintaining Web Sites
Web Server and Web Site Security

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 7th, 2017

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