Front-End Web Development

Looking to become a Front-End Web Developer or expand your knowledge in one of the most prominent fields in the digital landscape? In this course, you will learn how to structure a page with HTML, understand styling and layout with CSS, create advanced interactivity with JavaScript, see how JQuery can unleash the power of JavaScript etc. This course will ultimately enable you to build cross-platform, effective and responsive websites for your organisation or external clients.

Digital Skills Academy
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16 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
9 hours
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Digital Design
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Course Introduction

This course equips you with the skills to build and maintain interactive websites that can later be used as a basis for native mobile app development using the open source Cordova framework.

You will develop operational and customer-oriented font-end design skills using techniques including JavaScript, HTML page structuring and CSS styling and layout. You will learn how to integrate HTML 5 videos, create responsive layouts using Bootstrap, version control with Git and discover advanced tools including Dreamweaver and WordPress. You will also be looking at advanced features including geo-location, device camera access and web storage.

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll also have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

Whether you are looking to build websites or applications for your organisation or start a new career in this specialist field, this course will enable you to gain the necessary advanced technical skills and knowledge base to create and design effective Website and Native Mobile applications and so stand out in this ever-growing field.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • HTML5 – page structure, semantics and content
  • CSS3 – styling, layout and animation
  • Using Twitter Bootstrap
  • Versioning with Git
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Creating native web apps with Cordova
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Building responsive pages with Twitter Bootstrap
  • Using Cordova to package native web apps for distribution

On completion of this course, you will have created a responsive website using a bootstrap framework and featuring advanced HTML5 capabilities such as location services and local storage.

Essential Requirements

  • An understanding of the basic principles of HTML, CSS and Bootstrap.

As part of our application process, you will also take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

9 hours (comprising a weekly average of 4.5 taught hours plus 4.5 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. To complete the course successfully you will have to complete two specific assessments covering a bootstrap site and an HTML/CSS landing page. You will also take weekly quizzes.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

Who Our Participants Work For
Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“Digital Skills Academy helps you to look beyond what you think you know. It brought me up to date with the digital industry across the world. We were not spoon-fed, it was up to each participant to work the programme and form our own opinions.” – David Kavanagh, Digital Skills Academy Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm new to this and I'm nervous that I won't 'get it.' Do you recommend any sites or books?

While there's undoubtedly a learning curve and the syntax can take some getting used to, HTML and CSS are not coding languages. Participants won't be asked to use coding concepts like loops and variables. HTML is concerned with how documents or pages are structured while CSS is concerned with how they look. Once participants get used to the strange looking tags in HTML and get past the curly brackets and semi-colons of CSS they'll see that it's just a vocabulary to get comfortable with.

While the internet accounts for many sites and tutorials including W3C Schools, Mozilla Developer Network and CSS Tricks, the amount of information available can also feel overwhelming.  As such, we recommend Jon Duckett's book on HTML and CSS. Though published in 2011 it is still the best designed desk reference which doesn't feel like a technical manual.

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is a framework developed by two Twitter engineers who found themselves having to repeat the same tasks when they were working on projects. Rather than repeatedly setting up projects, they thought it would better to create a single system that they could re-use across projects and that's what Bootstrap is. It contains a responsive grid system and pre-styled elements (like buttons and tables) that make prototyping and building web projects more effective.

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