HTML5 Design Technologies

HTML5 has quickly proven itself as the new ubiquitous platform for web and mobile sites and applications. This course will provide you with front-end stack knowledge and teach you how to apply it to create responsive websites for your organisation or external clients. 

Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
April 9, 2018
Course Ends:
June 15, 2018
Registration Closes:
April 2, 2018
10 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
14 hours
Delivery Mode:
Digital Design
Single Payment:
Total fees
Two Instalments:
On purchase
After 5 weeks
Total fees

Course Introduction

The course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to design, structure and produce HTML5 content. You will discover the features and benefits of HTML5, including styling and layout with CSS, creating interactivity with JavaScript, integrating HTML5 video, developing animation with CSS3 and designing responsive layouts with Bootstrap.

You will also gain understanding of how JQuery can unleash the power of JavaScript and learn how to differentiate HTML from coding languages. 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 become an HTML5 specialist or expand your knowledge in the subject area, this course will enable you to take a granular approach to website development - one of the most in-demand skills worldwide. You will be able to build, structure and prototype fully functioning sites in collaboration with design and developer teams. It will enable you to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge base and so stand out in a dynamic field where designers are increasingly tasked with taking their work from the prototype stage into full deployment.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • Producing clear solutions to design problems in HTML5
  • The Integration of CSS animation techniques into a web page
  • The translation of static designs into dynamic mark-up
  • Preparing and packaging content for mobile delivery
  • Website production using a third-party framework and/or library
  • Responsive design strategies to solve specific multi-screen and cross-platform design problems
  • HTML5 rich media and styling features, HTML5 Form input types, elements and attributes
  • Working level skills needed to design and build HTML5 content
  • An understanding of the features and benefits that HTML5 enables
  • Knowledge of current design trends and layouts for web content

On completion of this course, you will have created a responsive website showcasing a suite of HTML5 functionality.

Essential Requirements

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.

14 hours (comprising a weekly average of 7 taught hours plus 7 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. Assessments for this specific course include an HTML5 responsive website and 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

“From a skills point of view, I was relatively up-to-date with how fast technology changes, but the course helped me focus on the core skills and tech that I needed to fit into a company like IBM Design, which designs enterprise software on a global scale.” - Patrick Joseph Whelahan, Digital Skills Academy Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any specialist software for web development?

No. The beauty of the web is that the technology we are going to cover is freely available. HTML/CSS/JavaScript can be written using any plain text editor (like Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac)). However, it's best to use a specialist HTML editor and there are many free ones available including Sublime, Notepad++ and Brackets.  

What participants decide to use is a matter of personal preference, though we will mention Brackets and Bracket extensions in some of the units. No matter what the participant uses once he or she starts creating HTML/CSS/JavaScript file, Dreamweaver and Brackets can be opened and edited in any text editor.

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.

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