An Introduction to Web Design and WordPress
Held in the centre of Manchester's digital hub, this 2-day course - An Introduction to Web Design and WordPress - will allow you to learn the techniques and industry standards used by professional web designers.It’s no secret that the web has changed the way businesses operate.
Customers now expect organisations to have an online presence, and to be able to purchase their products with the touch of a button. 43 million adults in the UK alone use the internet on a regular basis, and often purchase products directly through a business’ website. That’s why it is now more important than ever for organisations to invest in their online infrastructure, so they can meet their customers’ needs and generate extra revenue.
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Maintaining good web design practices within your organisation can help keep operating costs down and ensures costly mistakes are avoided.
The main focus of the course is how to implement web design techniques using WordPress as a content management system. It will help you ensure your website is an asset to your business instead of a hindrance.
The course brings together theory from a University, along with industry practice. It allows you to get hands-on and create something, developing your practical skills and understanding in this exciting and lucrative area.
Introduction to web skills
This session will cover the basics of web design principles, offering delegates the chance to gain an understanding of what they should include on a professional website.
WordPress & Content Management Systems
Platforms such as WordPress have given organisations the chance to build a professional looking website quickly and with relative ease, this session will allow you to get the best out of your content managed site.
Creating images for web use
Images are key to making a website attractive to your audience, participants of this session will learn how to use tools such as Adobe Photoshop to create interesting images for websites.
This day will give delegates the chance to put in to practice the skills they have learned on day one, with the aim of developing a basic WordPress website.
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- Setting up and managing a web presence using WordPress as a content management system
- Introduction to CSS and HTML for web page editing using Adobe Dreamweaver
- Sourcing images and basic web graphics using Adobe Photoshop
- Optimising your website for mobile devices
- Bringing it all together – a hands on activity to allow you to put it all into practice
Who should attend?
This web design and WordPress course would benefit those with little or no experience in the field of web development or graphic design, who are looking to create a website for their organisation or develop and maintain their current website in the future.