New this summer, the intermediate course HTML5 and CSS Layout for Designers makes the perfect compliment to Web Design I, II or III. This course will present a variety of web layout challenges and develop the skills needed to successfully integrate your design across the many user platforms that access the web. Instructor Mitch Gohman answered some questions for us:
How did the idea for this new course come about?
When students complete the Web Design 1: HTML & CSS course a very common response is “I feel like I really understand the world of Web Design, now I need to develop the muscles that address the common considerations of modern Web Design.” This class was specifically designed to build on the core concepts of the first class and take you deeper into the world of HTML & CSS as it applies to responsive web design (mobile to screen), scalable grid systems, and cross-browser testing.
Why is this course important for my design education?
Responsive Design is cutting edge for the world of Web. Instead of designing 3 separate websites for mobile, notepad, and screen, Responsive Design, gives you one scalable/flexible solution that adapts to all devices–even devices/dimensions of the future.
What will I take away from this course?
- How to develop websites using responsive web design techniques (mobile to screen)
- Advanced command of HTML5 (mark-up) & CSS3 (presentation)
- Advanced layout conversion from Photoshop to your website
- How to design for all browsers, even if you are developing from a Mac
Do you have a sample exercise/assignment?
Yes indeed… HTML5 What You Should Know, which you can start in a plain text file.