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Diploma in Web Design Course

Duration: 10 wks (PT), one evening per week, 6.30pm-9.00pm

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 19th September 2018

Days: Wednesday

Ref Code: CFTDWD1

Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €750

More Info:

Flexible payment plans are available. Contact Admissions team for more information.
Are you looking for a career in the area of Web Design and Development or are you looking for the skills to build and maintain a website? The Diploma in Web Design Course at IBAT College Dublin will give you the skills you need.
  • Are you looking for a new and challenging career in the area of web design and development?
  • Are you tired of being overcharged by web design companies for small changes to your website?
  • Have you been given the job maintaining your company's website and want to know more about how the back end is built?
  • Do you have your own business or are you involved in a start up business and need to create a professional commercial website?
  • Do you want to adopt practical SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) techniques to your website to increase customer traffic to your website?
  • Do you wish to become competent in using Sublime Text on of the leading industry web design and programming software tools for developing web pages?

Diploma in Web Design Course Overview

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Learning to design a website requires mastering many different skills from organizing the structure of the website, making sure it is easy to use and navigate, to designing the graphics and layout of the information. This part-time web design course concentrates on the fundamentals of building a website. It starts with the basics, using HTML code to build a basic site, giving the learner a solid foundation in how a website is designed. It then moves on to using a html editor - Sublime Text which is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.

Sublime Text is a proprietary cross-platform source code editor with a Python application programming interface (API). It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages. The final section of the web design course introduces the learner to GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP can be used to manipulate images which are then integrated into webpages to enchance the layout and design.

Students will also be introduced to Bootstrap which is a free front-end framework for faster and easier web development. Bootstrap includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels and many other, as well as optional JavaScript plugins it also gives you the ability to easily create responsive designs.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Diploma in Web Design graduates will be able to:

  • Use HTML to a competent level
  • Use the Bootstrap front-end framework
  • Design, construct and maintain Web pages and a Web site
  • Support the building, testing and refining of Web pages and sites

Introduction to HTML
Using Sublime Text
Using Bootstrap
Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and FTP (Uploading)

  • Elements of Web Design: +

    • Introduction to the common language behind Web Pages
    • Create a website using HTML
    • Change the title bar of the web page
    • Change the background of a web page
    • Add text to a web page
    • Change font, font size and font colour
    • Email links
    • Internal Links
    • External Links
    • Insert a picture
  • HTML: +

    • Introduction to the common language behind most WebPages
    • Create a website using HTML
    • Change the title bar of the web page
    • Change the background of a web page
    • Add text to a web page
    • Change font, font size and font colour
    • Email links
    • Internal Links
    • External Links
    • Insert a picture
  • Sublime Text Editor: +

    • This is a professional web-editing package and is used quite a lot in the web industry.
    • Defining a Site
    • Change the title bar of the web page
    • Change the background of a web page
    • Add text to a web page
    • Change font, font size and font colour
    • Working with AnchorsEmail links
    • Internal Links
    • External Links
    • Insert a picture
    • Resize an image
    • Saving Images
    • Adding Alt text to images
    • Working with tables
    • Changing table properties
  • GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program: +

    • Learning the basics of how to use an image package.
    • Optimise an image file
    • Create your own logo
    • Resize an image
  • Bootstrap front-end framework: +

    • How to implement Bootstrap in existing web sites
    • Common Bootstrap components
    • How to use Bootstrap themes
  • Good site Management: +

    • Importance of managing internet files and folders.
    • Naming files properly
    • Naming folders properly
    • Saving images to the correct folder
    • Saving pages to the correct folder
  • FTP: +

    • Uploading & Downloading to the internet.
    • Connecting to a remote server
    • Managing your files on the remote server
    • Transferring files to a remote server
    • Updating files on the remote server
    • Deleting files on the remote server
  • Search Engines & Meta Tags: +

    • Introduction to SEO - Search Engine Optimisation
    • What are Meta tags?
    • Where to add them in your website
    • How to add your website to search engines
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To be awarded the Diploma in Web Design participants will be required to successfully complete project work (100%).

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Web Design course, students will be able to design a basic website and maintain and update existing websites. They will have a good understanding of how HTML works, be competent using Bootstrap and be able to do some basic image manipulation in GIMP. As businesses move online it is becoming increasingly important that marketing and sales functions particularly have an understanding of the basic principles of web development and can update information about their product and or/services online.

Academic Progression Opportunities

Students who graduate with an IBAT College Diploma in Web Design and are interested in furthering their study in the area of web development are eligible to progress onto the more advanced Diploma in Front End Development.

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Programme Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded an IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Web Design.

What is the fee for this Website Design Course?

The web design course fees are €750.

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply for the Professional Web Design Courses what should I do?

Application can be made using the buttons above. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Richard O'Brien our Admissions Advisor for IT courses on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and a member of the Admissions Office will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.

Shared Student Experiences on this Course

Overall Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Dan Madigan

    As a Graphic Designer, I think that knowledge of web design is extremely beneficial and this course will enhance my career.

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  • IBAT Student - Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

    This course gave me a good understanding of using HTML which hugely helped when setting up my own blog.

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  • IBAT Student - Jack Quinn- Digital Marketing, Dublin School of English

    I feel I have gained a useful, applicable skill even with this introductory course. I now apply these skills to my job as a Digital Marketer and Social Media Manager; I take with me a deeper understanding of SEO, website design and functionality. Even if becoming a web designer isn't your endgame, seeing The Internet from the inside out gives you a unique perspective and an edge over the competition.

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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ICT and Computing Lecturer Profiles

  • Mark Dean – Web Design / IS Lecturer

    Mark is an IT professional with over 20 years industry experience. Over this period he has accumulated knowledge and skills from numerous sectors ranging from education through to manufacturing and banking. He has been involved in many IT roles including software developer, team leader, systems analyst, and corporate IT trainer. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College and has lectured on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

    Mark Dean, Web Design / IS Lecturer
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