The Webmaster: Responsive Web Design – Level 4 Course is aimed at students with a pre-existing knowledge of HTML and CSS and will show how responsive web design (RWD) can be used to build stunning responsive websites which allow an optimal viewing and interaction experience using the very latest HTML5 and CSS technology.
The course is an ideal follow-on programme to our Webmaster – HTML and CSS Course or for those students who already have a good working knowledge of these programming languages.
The growing number of users who access the Internet via smartphones and tablet computers means that modern web designers must build pages that are responsive to the screen size, automatically adjusting the content to suit the user’s device. Responsive web design is a methodology which aims at providing an optimal viewing experience – easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling – across a wide range of devices, from computer monitors, through laptops and tablets, to smartphones. A responsive website automatically adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images, and CSS3 media queries, as illustrated below.
As well as learning important responsive web design techniques, you will also be introduced to all of the important new HTML5 elements and, via the magic of CSS3, you will apply a range of special effects, including transitions, transformations, and animations.
The course will show how the new HTML5 API’s will allow you to incorporate great features into your website such as brilliant drag & drop and geo-location map facilities, as well as the versatile canvas API which allows you to create two and three-dimensional graphics on the fly, right there on your web pages.
On successful completion of the course, students will receive the Distance Learning Centre Webmaster – Responsive Web Design Diploma with comprehensive feedback and analysis of your completed work, as well as an Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate.
Based on the proven “learn-by-example” principle which, as the name implies, provides real-world examples to illustrate a particular topic or technique, the courses are delivered through the Distance Learning Centre’s highly-acclaimed on-line training portal via a standard web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or Safari. You will also be supported by a personal tutor who is available to provide feedback on your work at any time throughout the period of study. Throughout the course students are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.
- Unit 1: Introduction
- Unit 2: Responsive Web Design
- Unit 3: HTML5 Semantic Elements
- Unit 4: Introduction to CSS3
- Unit 5: Styling Content & Layout with CSS3
- Unit 6: Styling Lists & Tables with CSS3
- Unit 7: Stylish HTML5 Forms
- Unit 8: Using CSS3 to Create Special Effects
- Unit 9: Optimising & Organising your CSS3 Code
- Unit 10: The Powerful HTML5 API’s
Students require a good knowledge of HTML Programming. This course assumes you have completed the Webmaster – HTML & CSS Course or have studied HTML to an equivalent level.
We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac. As this is an online course it can be accessed on any Internet Ready computer.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. The coursework requires you to create and submit webpages as your assignments. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.
On successful completion of this course students will receive our Webmaster – Responsive Web Design Diploma with comprehensive feedback and providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards students will also receive a Level 4 Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 9 Open Awards Credits.
The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
You can find further information on qualifications/certificates and their levels on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.
The certification is issued through Open Awards. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual. Set up in 1981, Open Awards (Previously the North West Region of the National Open College Network – OCNNW) have been in business for over 30 years and are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.