Steven Taylor taught himself web design before there were any formal courses in the subject. Over the last 10 years he has designed over 250 sites, and developed countless web, mobile and desktop applications. He is the co-founder and CTO of the Yoga Learning Center (www.YogaLearningCenter.com), founder and President of the media and design company SteveWare Labs (www.SteveWareLabs.com) and the author of the best selling eBook, "Web Design from the Ground Up" currently available in all major eBook sellers including Amazon and iBookstore. (The book is included in the course)
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Web Design is one of the fastest growing, and best paid fields in the world today!
In this highly informative web design course, veteran web designer and developer Steven Taylor takes you through the entire process of building a complete website from scratch.
Starting with nothing but a blank page on Note Pad, Steve shows you step-by-step how to build a beautiful, fully functional website, while teaching you everything you need to know about HTML and CSS, the basic building blocks of the web.
Whether you are starting a career in web design or just want to build your own website, "Web Design from the Ground Up" will give you the essential tools and information you need to create beautiful, intuitive sites using the latest web standards.</p>
A brief introduction to the first chapter
Our course starts off with an introduction into how the web works. You don’t need to be an IT professional to understand the basics of how information flows over the Internet, but it is important to have a solid working knowledge of the concepts. Websites contain information, and this section gives you a clear understanding of how that information gets to the users who need it.
A brief summary of the first chapter.
A brief introduction to chapter 2.
What is XHTML and how is it different from plain old HTML? Why is it better? This class is vitally important because here we learn the latest markup language that drives the web, XHTML. In this part of the course we begin building our project site using XHTML and web standards laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium, an international community that develops standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. You will be amazed at the power and simplicity of this easy to use markup language!
A brief summary of chapter 2.
A brief introduction to Chapter 3.
Now that we have an understanding of the basics of XHTML it is time to jump into our first real web site!
Over the next few chapters we are going to build a site for our fictitious web design business, Maui Webtronics, where potential clients will find information about our company. The new site is going to have the following features:
A brief summary of chapter 3.
A brief introduction to chapter 4.
In this chapter we learn about casscading style sheets or CSS. CSS is a language that allows us to change elements such as font, text color, background, borders and the position of elements on the page. CSS was designed to keep the content of web pages separate from the presentation or layout. By using CSS you can change the way your pages look without ever having to touch your content.
A brief summary of chapter 4.
A brief introduction of chapter 5.
In the early days of web design CSS was used primarily to style text on the page, while other methods were used to control layout. Modern web browsers, however, all support the full capabilities of CSS, which makes it easy to create borders, backgrounds, and position items anywhere on a document.
A brief summary of chapter 5.
A brief introduction to chapter 6.
What is a table? A table is a method of arranging data into rows and columns of cells. If you have ever looked at a calendar or used a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel then you are familiar with this concept. In this chapter we learn how to create tables with html and style them with css.
A brief summary of chapter 6.
A brief introduction to chapter 7.
Though informative, relevant text is essential to any website, a picture is still worth "a thousand words." The Web would be a pretty boring place without images, which not only make your site more exciting, but also easier to use. In this chapter we will learn how to manipulate images using Adobe Photoshop, and the best practices for utilizing those images in our site.
A brief summary of chapter 7.
A brief introduction to chapter 8.
Anyone who has ever purchased a product, signed up for a newsletter, or created any kind of account on the Internet is familiar with forms. Forms are special web pages that collect data such as "Name", "Address", "Email", etc., and send that data to a server for processing. With forms, we create two-way communication on the Web. Every time you enter information in your Facebook account, or buy something on Ebay, or even Twitter, you are using a web form.
A brief summary of chapter 8.
A brief introduction to chapter 9.
A brief summary of chapter 9.
A brief introduction to chapter 10.
We have our site files all ready, working well and looking good. How do we put our creation on the Internet? Before we go into the specifics of launching our site, we need to do a quick review of how the Internet works.
A brief summary of chapter 10.
A brief introduction to chapter 11.
PayPal offers web designers and developers many different tools to accept credit cards online, and we will take a look at integrating PayPal into our project site.
A brief summary of chapter 11
A brief introduction of Chapter 12
You just made it through this book/course and developed your first website. What is the next step?
Source code and project files for Web Design from the Ground Up.
Downloadable PDF version of the text book.
I liked this course. It is a good beginner course and it will help you learn html but it will not be the end of your html journey. No course will do that. You will need to continue practicing the lessons. You should practice as much as possible. I did run into problems and I reached out for help and he responded. I also liked it provided a project to complete.
It starts out a little slow but gets very deep into the critical areas anyone would need to know when developing a web site. Excellent presentation. Easy to follow and clear examples.
Web Design from the Ground Up is very well organized and easy to follow. It gives me a good basis for taking the other courses I intend to complete. I really like the companion text.
I really enjoyed this course. The pace was just right and the information was presented in a logical manner. It was easy to follow and I feel I learned a lot.