Building an Online Website - Overview

Course Outline:

Are you interested in creating a website on your own without having to spend a lot of money for software or professional help? In this introductory course you will learn how to design web pages and use free online web authoring tools. Topics will include every phase of the web design process-planning, designing, and implementing. You will also learn about choosing the right web development company.


Working with Windows or File Management Skills or equivalent experience.

Required Textbook & Materials



Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class which will enable you to save your class work.

Meeting Information:

  • Days:    Saturday
  • Dates:    05/30/20 - 07/18/20
  • Number of Sessions:    8
  • Time:    09:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Location:    Online

Lesson Plan:

Session I

  • Course Overview Presentation
    • The Basics
    • The Web Design Challenge
    • Planning Your Website

Session II

  • Creating Effective Content
  • Layout & Design
    • Role of Design
    • Types of Websites
    • Responsive Web Design
    • Frameworks

Session III

  • Web Design Tools
  • Designing Effective Navigation
  • Landing Pages

Session IV

  • Email Marketing
  • Mailing Lists

Session V

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Online Analytics

Session VI

  • eCommerce

Session VII

  • Audio & Video
  • Display & Video Marketing
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)

Session VIII

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Digital Marketing Strategies

Web Support:

General Computer Files & Windows Skills

Keyboard Shorcuts

General Web Development Links

Wireframe Design Apps

Free Cloud Based


Free Web Design IDEs

Free Web Development IDEs

Downloadable DesktopWeb Development Apps

Cloud Based Web Development

Cloud-Based Web Development Sites

Online Website Builder Sites

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

CSS Links

CSS Minifiers

CSS Precompilers

CSS Postprocessors

CSS Tools

jQuery Links

jQuery Forms

Slideshows, Carousels, Graphic Plugins & Components

Calendar & Datepicker jQuery Plugins

JavaScript Minifiers

RWD Testing Emulators

Browser Plugin Apps

Imaging Programs

WSDL, SOAP, REST, & ODATA Introduction and Resources

Colleges and Universities