Ken Small


48 hours delivered over 4 weeks


This is a skills-based course designed to explore the variety of skills and techniques required to plan, develop and maintain a simple web site. Topics in this stand-alone course will include: elements of page and site design, HTML coding, processing photos, creating graphics for the web, an introduction to Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, and techniques for managing a site.

Who should take this course

This course introduces the basic skills required to plan, build and maintain a simple Web site. Business administration students, computer application and administrative assistant students will benefit from this course as business requires administrative staff to have web site development and maintenance skills.


Proficiency with keyboarding and the Windows operating system and a basic knowledge of the World Wide Web are required. Good file management skills are essential.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Build a basic web site using HTML tags
  • Upload web resources to a server using an FTP client
  • Understand elements of good web site design
  • Scan and process digitized images to be used on the web
  • Resize and optimize simple graphics for the Web
  • Plan and design a web site
  • Design a style guide
  • Work with Cascading Style Sheets
  • Work with simple JavaScripts
  • Work with an HTML editor to design and modify web pages
  • Develop a framed page


HTML 4 by: Mary Castro
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Designing Web Usability by Jacob Neilsen
Writing for the Web by Crawford Kilian
JavaScript 3rd Edition by Negrino and Smith


Links from the textbooks and a variety of articles, portals and resources:
Visit the Tools page in the Extra section of this site.


Students will be evaluated regularly through out the course on lab assignments; in the development and publishing of a final project and by comprehensive skills and knowledge examination.
Labs 40%
Project 40%
Exam 20%